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Through our Awards Programme we provide funding, mentoring and support to high-potential social entrepreneurs and their projects.

We are searching for Ireland’s highest-potential social entrepreneurs – ambitious, driven individuals who have what it takes to make real change across the country.

Up to eight social entrepreneurs will win a 2017 Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Award, worth over €25,000 in direct funding and support, acknowledging their huge potential to change Ireland. The Award winners also join Ireland’s largest network of social entrepreneurs – a dynamic group of over 200 people who are working across the country to solve Ireland’s social problems quickly and effectively.

More detailed information about the 2018 Awards programme will be available in January.

In the meantime you can read through last year’s Applicant Guide to get a sense of what the application process and programme entailed in 2017. 

Please note that applications to the Awards programme will re-open 14th February 2018. 

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Awards Programme

Awardees will enter a nine-month accelerator programme with direct support to bring their project to the next level. They will receive initial direct funding to their project of €10,000 along with sector recognition and validation.

The Awards Programme delivers one-to-one support, in areas such as leadership development, governance, strategic planning, fundraising, and resilience and personal effectiveness. Awardees will also have access to a suite of resources and expert advice from our 150+ pro-bono supporters.

As Awardees work with Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, we will explore further funding and development opportunities, with supports historically ranging from €20,000 to €300,000.

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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