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.
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 the eight social entrepreneurs who have the most potential to create significant social impact. These eight social entrepreneurs then take part in the Finalists Programme.
The Finalists Programme consists of a series of group and individual workshops with Social Entrepreneurs Ireland and external consultants to help them to define and explore their project purpose and goals. At the end of the Finalists’ Programme, three finalists will be awarded a place on the Impact Programme and five finalists will be awarded a place on the Elevator Programme