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In order to provide really effective support to social entrepreneurs, we need to run an effective organisation. Below is info about our organisation, how we are run and how we are funded.


Our vision is an Ireland where every social problem is solved quickly and effectively.


In order to achieve our vision, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland supports high potential social entrepreneurs to solve Ireland’s social problems.

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland also adheres to the governance code; A Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland. To see the register of compliant organisations and those on their journey to compliance, click here.

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland also adheres to the Principles of Good Governance to ensure the highest level of support is provided to our Awardees and other Social Entrepreneurs throughout Ireland and that we are fully accountable for any and all resources expended through our work.

When We Started

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland was founded as a programme of The One Foundation in 2004. In January 2007, in order to allow continued expansion of our activities, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland was setup as an independent organisation.

How We Are Funded

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland is funded by private foundations, corporate partners, and individuals. For more information, please visit our Partners page.


Social Entrepreneurs Ireland is a registered company (Company No: 433846) with charitable status (Charity No: 17524). The registered office is Lower Ground Floor, 11/12 Warrington Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. A list of our current Directors can be found above.


Brian MacCraith (Current Acting Chairperson)
President, Dublin City University


Julian Davis

Director at Fleishman Hillard

Teresa Harrington

Former Partner, PwC

Caroline Keeling

CEO, Keelings

Sharon Vard
CEO, Anam Cara

John Duffy

Vice Chairman, KBW

Paul Rellis

Former CEO

Microsoft Ireland

Julie Sinnamon
CEO, Enterprise Ireland

Tommy Breen
CEO, DCC plc

Julian Yarr

Managing Partner, A&L Goodbody


Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, Lower Ground Floor, 11/12 Warrington Place, Dublin 2
Phone: +353 1 685 3191, Email: info@socialentrepreneurs.ie

Company No: 433846, Registered Charity No: CHY 17524, © SEI 2016

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