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What We Do

Social entrepreneurs develop new, innovative solutions to address the entrenched social and environmental challenges we face. We work closely with them to significantly increase their impact in Ireland.


To get our best entrepreneurs working to solve our biggest societal problems, we run an in-depth selection process to attract and select the social entrepreneurs with the most potential to bring about social impact.


We significantly increase the impact of Ireland’s highest potential social entrepreneurs through our Awards Programme, an in-depth, tailored support programme. Through this, Awardees are provided with access to in-kind supports and training, helping them to develop a detailed and robust growth plan for their projects to scale effectively.


To ensure that social entrepreneurs receive the practical and moral support needed to bring about change, and to foster a culture of innovation in the social sector in Ireland, we illuminate the work of social entrepreneurs around Ireland.

  • We celebrate the best social entrepreneurs at our annual awards event.
  • We run Ireland’s foremost community of social entrepreneurs – the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Alumni Network.
  • We engage directly with governmental, business leaders and the not-for-profit sector in Ireland.

Supporting Social Entrepreneurs

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland supports social entrepreneurs through our Academy for Social Entrepreneurs and Awards Programme, which provide direct support to high-potential emerging social entrepreneurs.

Promoting Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland holds an Annual Awards Ceremony to showcase the work of Ireland's leading social entrepreneurs and to encourage others to become part of the growing social entrepreneurship movement.

Developing an Ecosystem

As well as providing direct support and recognition to our Awardees, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland is working to build a vibrant and effective ecosystem in Ireland to ensure that the best ideas get the support they need to succeed.

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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