Grants available for Social Enterprises

Attention all Social Enterprises!

The SICAP Social Enterprise Grant Scheme is now open for applications. The scheme aims to support social enterprises to establish and/or expand their operations to create employment for the most marginalised. The maximum grant available is €2,500*.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 11/7/18 at 5pm.

The scheme is administered by Monaghan Integrated Development CLG. For further information and an application form visit
or contact
Julie Clarke, email / tel: 042 9795732

*20% match funding by the applicant is required.

Funding to run an Event for Culture Night

Monaghan County Council Culture Night 2018 – Open Call

Culture Night is an annual event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year it will take place on Friday 21st September 2018 from 5pm.

It is an opportunity  to throw open the doors and show the public what goes on in your organisation. This can mean literally opening up a building which might not be accessible to the general public,  or it may involve putting on a concert, or erecting an exhibition to showcase the work of your members.

It can be a great way to promote awareness of your organisation, your work, your cause. It can also be a fantastic way to make new friends and even gain new members.

So, what are you going to do to mark Culture Night?  And would you like a little help with that?

Monaghan County Council is now inviting groups and organisations in County Monaghan to hold an event and have it included in a County Programme of events for Culture Night.

Monaghan County Council, in partnership with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, will have a small funding scheme for events and promotion. Some events may not require funding, others will.

Guidelines on criteria and application forms are available by contacting or by downloading from

Closing Date for receipt of applications is Thursday 31st May 2018 at 1pm. Late applications will not be accepted.

Queries can be emailed to

Funding for angling projects

Inland Fisheries Ireland is inviting applications for funding for projects across a number of areas from fisheries habitat enhancement and sustainable development works to marketing and promotional projects for angling. Applications are invited from groups, associations, clubs, local authorities or other appropriate bodies looking to improve Ireland’s fisheries resource. Closing date 13th October 2017. To apply or get more information visit

Information evening tomorrow 19th April- LEADER funding for festivals

Monaghan LEADER – Rural Tourism Festivals

Time-Limited Call

Event on:

Wednesday 19th April

at 7.30p.m. in the

Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan Town

The call for festival funding is open to accept ‘expressions of interest’ forms from 19 April and closes on 19 May 2017.

This festival projects call is targeted towards supporting the purchase of festival equipment/infrastructure & joint marketing for festivals, which work together for benefit of all in their area.

This opportunity is open to all festival groups in County Monaghan and further information about this call is avail-able from this link: .

If you are interested in going along, please contact the LEADER development staff at the Monaghan Integrated Development office on 042-9749500 select option 7 or email

Funding for Respite Care organisations – closing date 26th May

Applications are now being invited by the HSE for National Lottery Funding Grants.  This funding is distributed by the HSE each year to community based groups and voluntary organisations under the Respite Care Grant Scheme and the National Lottery Grant Scheme. Groups and organisations involved in the provision of Health and Personal Social Services can apply for once off funding of between €500 and €10,000 for suitable projects. The HSE is advertising in regional newspapers over the coming weeks for applications, and you may wish to share this notification among your professional or local networks. All of the information required, including application forms, is now available on Completed Application Forms must be returned to the local Community Healthcare Organisation (CHO). Closing Date for Applications – 17:00 on Friday 26th May 2017. Applicants will be advised as to the outcome of their application no later than Thursday 31.08.2017. For more, please visit

Today’s E-Newsletter is packed full of FUNDING opportunities!

Hello Folks,

Leona’s on study leave, and left the keys to the plantation in reach of the monkey again!

And proving that if you leave a monkey sitting in front of a keyboard for long enough, they can eventually produce an e-letter,  I give you a 10-page edition, packed full of information on funding opportunities and all sorts of other delectable tidbits.

Read on, Macduff!………. click here for newsletter