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Impact Programme

Our Impact Programme looks to support social entrepreneurs with established and effective projects that have the potential to scale significantly – creating widespread and long term social impact.

The Impact Programme aims to support social entrepreneurs who have developed effective solutions to particular social or environmental problems. Over the course of the Impact Programme we aim to help our Awardees develop a clear plan on how best to scale that solution significantly. So, if you have a project that is successfully tackling a particular social or environmental problem in Ireland and are looking to grow that impact even further, then this is the Programme for you.

The Impact Award is a powerful endorsement to our vision of saving lives.

John Kearney, Irish Community Rapid Response - 2013 Impact Awardee

2/3 Social Entrepreneurs

Each year we look for up to 3 social entrepreneur led projects that are already delivering an effective solution to some of Ireland’s greatest social and environmental challenges, but have yet to scale that impact effectively.

Funding, Training & Support

With €100,000 in funding, the Impact Programme acts as a substantial source of capital for the projects it supports. In addition to this funding, Impact Awardees will receive direct support from the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland team valued in excess of €40,000. All Awardees of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland are also entitled to receive a series of pro-bono supports from several partner organisations, ensuring that each of our social entrepreneurs receive the best professional services available at no cost to them. Awardees are also provided with access to numerous free/low-cost training courses and workshops to help develop both themselves and their organisations further.

2+ Year Programme

The Impact Programme runs for 2-3 years (depending on the exact needs of each Awardee), allowing Awardees the necessary time to not only develop a robust growth plan but to begin the process of implementation as well - all of which results in a substantial increase in the positive social impact of their organisations.


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Phone: +353 1 631 6200, Email: info@socialentrepreneurs.ie

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