Our Awards Programme provides direct support to high potential social entrepreneurs, helping them to refine their solution, build their organisations, become effective leaders and increase their impact.
Applications for the 2014 Awards are now closed. Each year we run an open application process and encourage social entrepreneurs with innovative solutions to apply to us. Our selection process helps us to choose up to nine social entrepreneurs who have the most potential to create significant social impact.
Evaluation and Final Interviews
Following Social Entrepreneurs Bootcamp, 12 applicants to our Elevator Programme and 8 applicants to our Impact Programme will be invited to take part in our Evaluation process, taking place over the summer months. During this process Social Entrepreneurs Ireland will spend a number of days with each applicant in an effort to gather more information concerning their respective projects. Each applicant will receive some funding during this process to compensate them for their time and effort.
Following the Evaluation process applicants will be invited to attend an hour-long interview for a place on either the Elevator or Impact Programmes. The interview will offer Social Entrepreneurs Ireland a final opportunity to clarify any remaining issues concerning the social entrepreneur and/or their project.