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We’re working to build a vibrant and effective social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Ireland to ensure that the best ideas get the right support.

At Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, we’re all about scaling great new solutions for social problems in Ireland. Each year, through our application process we put out a call to “Think Big. Act Now. Change lreland.” and we hear about all the great work that is being done throughout the country to tackle lreland’s most entrenched social and environmental problems. Through our Awards we make transformative investments in high potential social entrepreneurs and we provide the support it takes to ensure that these entrepreneurs increase their social impact.

While doing all of this, we realise that sometimes it’s important to take a step back and look at how social entrepreneurship and the work that social entrepreneurs do fits into the broader social and economic context. For that reason, in recent years, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland has developed a series of initiatives aimed at growing the social entrepreneurship ecosystem nationally.

Impact Series

Inspiring innovative ideas, bringing social entrepreneurship to a wider audience, and sparking discussion and debate around key social issues and the role that social entrepreneurship can have in addressing these issues.


Working alongside policy and political leaders to share what learnings and knowledge we can from our decade in the sector.

Minnovation Fund

A seed fund for early-stage social entrepreneurs with great ideas to change Ireland for the better.

Wave Change

Learn from one of Ireland’s most successful development programmes for young social actors under 25.


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Minnovation Fund

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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