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 four fantastic organisations - AsIam, Irish Men’s Sheds Association, CyberSafeIreland and Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance.

Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance

Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance is building affordable housing and integrating communities through its co-operative model.

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AsIAm

AsIAm is Ireland’s national Autism charity and advocacy organisation – working to deliver real inclusion and understanding for all.

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CyberSafeIreland

CyberSafeIreland works to empower children, parents and teachers to navigate the online world in a safe and responsible manner

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Irish Men’s Sheds Association

The Irish Men’s Sheds Association provides a community space for men to connect and converse, shoulder to shoulder.

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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.

Boris Hunka,

The Ease Project

Boris Hunka,

The Ease Project

The Ease Project is a programme aimed at recognising, normalising, and managing anxiety in students.

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Maria Garvey,

Helping Hands

Maria Garvey,

Helping Hands

Helping Hands is an anti-bullying programme that provides schools with the tools and training to identify bullying that goes unnoticed and encourage more inclusive and psychologically safe learning environments.

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James O’Neill,

Property Marking Ireland

James O’Neill,

Property Marking Ireland

Property Marking Ireland is a community-led crime prevention initiative. It uses a combined strategy to deter crime through a mixture of marking goods and property with a specially designed machine and large signage.

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Tracy Keogh,

Grow Remote

Tracy Keogh,

Grow Remote

Grow Remote connects remote workers, companies, and local communities so that people can choose to work where they want to live, and not vice versa.

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Pádraic Hogan & David Neville,

jumpAgrade

Pádraic Hogan & David Neville,

jumpAgrade

jumpAgrade is working with youth services, third level institutions, and corporate sponsors to reduce the education inequality gap.

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Alma Jordan,

AgriKids

Alma Jordan,

AgriKids

AgriKids is a farm safety education programme aiming to engage, educate, and empower children to be farm safety ambassadors.

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1.8

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.

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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€350,000

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