At Social Entrepreneurs Ireland we believe that Ireland’s social problems are not being solved quickly enough and that we need to develop new ideas to tackle our biggest challenges. To achieve this, we support social entrepreneurs from start-up to scale-up. We provide them with mentoring, funding and access to a network of support to help them to significantly increase their impact in Ireland.

314

social entrepreneurs supported so far

Scale Partnerships

Our Scale Partnership Programme provides bespoke, tailor-made support and funding to social entrepreneurs who have completed the Impact Programme and are ready to take their proven models to the next level to truly transform Ireland. We are currently supporting three fantastic organisations - MyMind, Mobility Mojo and jumpAgrade.

MyMind

MyMind is providing community-based mental health services in Ireland

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Mobility Mojo

Mobility Mojo are ensuring accessibility in the hospitality and hotel sector

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jumpAgrade

jumpAgrade is providing personalised teaching for all

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7.3

million euro direct funding to social entrepreneurs’ projects

Impact Programme

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.

Brandon Blacoe & Eibhlin O’Riordan,

Byowave

Brandon Blacoe & Eibhlin O’Riordan,

Byowave

ByoWave makes modular, accessible, and customisable video game controllers for people with disabilities, enabling everyone to build their own way to play.

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Dr Francesca La Morgia,

Mother Tongues

Dr Francesca La Morgia,

Mother Tongues

Mother Tongues creates and delivers training and informative resources in the areas of multiculturalism and bilingualism.

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Graham Brocklebank,

Peer Education Technologies

Graham Brocklebank,

Peer Education Technologies

Peer is cloud-based assistive technology solution for people with dyslexia that addresses issues with accessibility, reading and spelling.

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Aisling & Mark Kirwan,

Positive Carbon

Aisling & Mark Kirwan,

Positive Carbon

Positive Carbon works with hospitality businesses to reduce their impact on the environment through using its fully automated food waste monitoring technology. 

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Liz Gleeson,

Shapes of Grief

Liz Gleeson,

Shapes of Grief

Shapes of Grief provides comprehensive grief education and resources to individuals, mental health professionals and healthcare workers worldwide.

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1.8

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

Ones To Watch

Here are some social entrepreneurs
we think you should keep an eye on.

Evocco

Evocco is your eco-friendly shopping assistant that helps you find the most nutritious food for the lowest environmental impact.

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Evocco is your eco-friendly shopping assistant that helps you find the most nutritious food for the lowest environmental impact.

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Alex’s Adventure

A drugs and alcohol awareness programme for secondary schools, launched in memory of Alex Ryan, who died after taking a synthetic drug in 2016.

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A drugs and alcohol awareness programme for secondary schools, launched in memory of Alex Ryan, who died after taking a synthetic drug in 2016.

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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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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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€350,000

average worth of pro-bono expertise to social entrepreneurs per year