We’re always excited when we welcome new members into the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland family. It’s exactly how we felt when we first met John Evoy, who brought Men’s Sheds to Ireland, Iseult and Aoibheann from FoodCloud and Michael Kelly from Grow It Yourself, to name but three.

211

social entrepreneurs supported so far

Featured Alumni

All of our work in Social Entrepreneurs Ireland is focussed on developing high potential social entrepreneurs. Here is your chance to meet some of our previous award winners since we started in 2004.

Iseult Ward & Aoibheann O’Brien

FoodCloud makes the redistribution of surplus food as easy as possible, matching businesses with too much food, with charities in their community that have too little, tackling food waste and food poverty in the process.

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John Evoy

The Irish Men’s Sheds Association was established with the purpose of supporting the development and sustainability of Men’s Sheds on the island of Ireland, advancing the health and well-being of all its members.

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Michael Kelly

GIY (Grow it Yourself) Ireland is on a mission to encourage people from all walks of life and of all ages to grow their own food and to provide them with the practical skills they need to do so successfully.

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6.77

million euro direct funding to social entrepreneurs’ projects

Curent Awardees

Our new Awardees have each identified a social issue in
our society that needs to be addressed. And they’ve
come up with ideas that have the potential to do just
that. But an idea without investment is just an idea.
These social entrepreneurs have given us a glimpse into
the future. Together we can build it.

Michelle Moore,

The Abhaile Project

Michelle Moore,

The Abhaile Project

The Abhaile Project provides a tailored solution to older homeowners, modifying family sized homes to suit their needs.

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Saoirse Sheridan,

Elder Home Share

Saoirse Sheridan,

Elder Home Share

Elder Home Share provides peace of mind for families with older parents who are now living alone by matching them with people seeking affordable accommodation.

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David Keegan,

First Fortnight

David Keegan,

First Fortnight

First Fortnight utilizes the arts and culture to challenge stigma and raise awareness by hosting a national mental health festival every January.

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Austin Campbell,

Founder of My Streets

Austin Campbell,

Founder of My Streets

Sailing into Wellness provides an opportunity for vulnerable groups to experience a completely new environment, on the open sea.

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Dr. Tara Shine & Madeleine Murray,

Change By Degrees

Dr. Tara Shine & Madeleine Murray,

Change By Degrees

Change by Degrees is creating a movement for convenient sustainability.

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Caitriona Watters-Crehan,

Prepare Me

Caitriona Watters-Crehan,

Prepare Me

Prepare Me creates resources to prepare children and adults with additional needs for everyday activities.

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Barry O’Connor,

Refill Ireland

Barry O’Connor,

Refill Ireland

Refill Ireland provides an alternative to the continual consumption of water from single use plastic bottles.

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Dr. Triona Sweeney & Georgina Wade,

Speech At Home

Dr. Triona Sweeney & Georgina Wade,

Speech At Home

Speech at Home is a research-based method that facilitates parents of children with cleft palate to deliver speech therapy at home, under the supervision of their speech and language therapist.

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1.7

million lives directly impacted by social entrepreneurs we’ve supported to date

Ones To Watch

We’re sparking a new generation of social
entrepreneurs. Here’ are some we think you should
keep an eye on.

Cycling Without Age

Cycling Without Age is based on a worldwide initiative that gives
nursing home residents an opportunity to have a safe, slow
bicycle ride through their neighbourhoods and locality.

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Cycling Without Age is based on a worldwide initiative that gives
nursing home residents an opportunity to have a safe, slow
bicycle ride through their neighbourhoods and locality.

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WaytoB

A new software solution that helps people with
intellectual disabilities navigate independently

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A new software solution that helps people with
intellectual disabilities navigate independently

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Talk2MeMore

Talk2MeMore is a software solution which aims to narrow the ‘word
gap’ for children of varying socio-economic backgrounds,
ensuring they receive a recommended daily exposure to words and content.

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Talk2MeMore is a software solution which aims to narrow the ‘word
gap’ for children of varying socio-economic backgrounds,
ensuring they receive a recommended daily exposure to words and content.

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1,345

people currently employed through social entrepreneurs’ projects