The innovative Social Enterprises working to make their communities better places will receive cash grants of between €10,000 and €30,000 and a place on Ireland’s most prestigious Accelerator Programme for Social Enterprises
Philomena Poole, Chief Executive, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council today announced the Leinster based winners of the €1.6 million Social Enterprise Development Fund at a special lunch event in Bistro Le Monde, Harbour Square, Dún Laoghaire. The regional enterprises awarded on the day include projects from Dublin and Wexford.
The Fund was set up to support social enterprises from across the country to achieve their goals and create measurable social impact that can be scaled all over Ireland. The €1.6 million fund, created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland in partnership with Local Authorities Ireland, is supported by IPB Insurance and the Department of Rural and Community Development from the Dormant Accounts Fund.
Chosen from over 200 applicants from almost every county in Ireland, today’s 7 successful Leinster-based awardees, are part of a larger group of 16 Social Enterprises from all across Ireland from a mixture of urban, town and rural settings. The Social Enterprises will not only receive cash grants of up to €50,000 but will also land a place on Ireland’s most prestigious Accelerator Programme for social enterprises.