Dormant Accounts Fund (DAF)

The Dormant Accounts Fund (DAF) was established by legislation and enables unclaimed funds from accounts in credit institutions in Ireland to be used to support,

–  the personal and social development of persons who are economically or socially disadvantaged

–  the educational development of persons who are educationally disadvantaged

–  persons with a disability (within the meaning of the Equal Status Act 2000)

Under the Dormant Accounts Act 2012, the Minister for Rural and Community Development is responsible for the processes by which Government approves measures and projects to which funding may be disbursed under DAF.

The Department of Rural and Community Development is required to prepare a three year DAF Disbursement Scheme that sets out the measures to be implemented under the Fund, and an annual Action Plan to give effect to the scheme.

DAF funded projects can access guidance material on the DAF portal.

Funding for Training and Mentoring for Social Enterprises

New Dormant Accounts Funding is now available under the Training and Mentoring for Social Enterprises Pilot Scheme. An application form is available from the How to Apply to DAF page of the Pobal website. The closing date for applications is the 30th of September 2019 at 3pm.

For further details please read the Press Release from the Department of Rural and Community Development.

We have updated our application guidelines please click here to download the latest version. These guidelines have been updated to include “Frequently Asked Questions”.   If you have a question please check the latest version of our guidelines.

 


Resources

Dormant Accounts Fund – Existing Measures

Programme Contact Details

Pobal Support

T. 01 511 7222
E. onlinesupport@pobal.ie