Enterprise

Athlone Community Taskforce (ACT) was established in 1992 as an Athlone Rotary Club initiative. Since then it has purchased a premises with funds raised through regular contributions from employees , their employers, £100 ticket draws and State Agency Funding. The premises,  the Business Development Centre at Ball Alley Lane, Parnell Square, was developed to house ACT’s headquarters and incubation space for new enterprise. In addition to this, ACT provided supports for new enterprise by developing and delivering business courses, establishing a small loans fund and employing a full time Enterprise Officer. Since 1992, ACT  developed numerous projects employing more than 70 people which positively impacted on the lives of 5000 people in Athlone. In 2008, under the national cohesion programme, most of the projects and staff transferred to Westmeath Community Development Ltd.

Revolving Loan Fund

Athlone Community Taskforce (ACT), the Dept. of Social Protection and Westmeath Community Development Ltd (WCDL), in conjunction with Athlone Credit Union, wish to announce the availability of a Loan Fund Facility for those who are on the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance (BTWEA) and are in need of business start up finance. Details of the Read more...

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Enterprise Forum

In 2009, ACT and the Athlone Chamber of Commerce initiated the “Enterprise Club”, the objective being to provide a forum for people to meet on a regular basis in order to inspire enterprise, develop opportunities and pool ideas on supporting each other during the current recession. This in turn led to the development of the Read more...

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