Westmeath Community Development Ltd. and UCIT (Ireland) Ltd would like to invite you to an information event on ‘Social Enterprise & How to Access Social Finance’. The event will take place at Westmeath Community Development Ltd., Clonmore Business Park, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, on Tuesday, September 30th at 7.30pm. Any community groups, specifically ones, with an interest in fund raising, grants and match fund loans for grants, should find it of interest.
In recent months, UCIT (Ireland) Ltd., a non-profit taking, membership based community enterprise, expanded the availability of its services to the entire Republic. Over the past number of years we have been making groups along the Border Region aware of a Social Finance Fund amounting to almost €100 million, earmarked exclusively for lending to projects owned and operated by community based organisations providing a real community impact across Ireland. Since 2001, the UCIT Group has invested some €50 million in community based projects both North and South of the Border, and is keen to provide assistance, where suitable, to groups in Westmeath.
In light of the above, UCIT, in association with Westmeath Community Development Ltd., will be hosting a seminar entitled “Social Enterprise & How to Access Social Finance.” The event will cover all the basic elements of what we mean by Social Enterprise as well as what may be required by investors like UCIT when assessing finance applications. This will comprise of anything from Board Make-up to Financial Projections and everything in between.
The aim of the seminar is to clarify the world of Social Enterprise and the lending process undertaken by UCIT; explain the benefits of Social Finance as a method of community based support; and better prepare groups for what may be their first ever loan facility.