The fund will be delivered over two years from 2018 to 2020 in which time up to eight social enterprises will receive a cash grant of €50,000. The award also includes a place on the SIFI Accelerator Programme which is designed to help social enterprises improve their effectiveness. There will be a number of additional places reserved for the most promising applicants.
Social enterprises are organisations whose mission is to have a positive effect on society. They generate revenue through their products or services and reinvest their profits back into their social mission. Social enterprises develop solutions to Ireland’s most pressing social issues by creating jobs, tackling disadvantage and supporting community development.
Applicants must be a social enterprise with a not-for-profit legal form.
The deadline for applications is 28th March 2018 at 5 pm.
Applicants must be available for interview in Dublin between the 30th of April and 4th May 2018.
We believe there is a need to foster and invest in these social enterprises to allow them to grow and spread their solutions throughout the country.