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.
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 & Support
With €100,000 in funding, the Impact Programme acts as a substantial source of capital for the projects it supports. In addition, 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.
2+ Year Programme
The Impact Programme runs for 2-3 years, 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.
It could have taken years to achieve our goals, but now we are exceeding every ambition and meeting every challenge with energy and enthusiasm.
Aviva Cohen, Neuro Hero. 2012 Impact Awardee