Are you eager to take action and create change, but unsure how to get started?

As we face unprecedented and continuous change in our society due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we know many more people want to solve social problems in their communities, but the first step is often the hardest one to take. The SEI spark programme is designed to make social entrepreneurship accessible to people from all backgrounds, with a particular focus on people from under-represented and marginalised communities.

Through learning, engagement and funding opportunities, we hope to provide the initial spark that will set some amazing ideas alight. The Spark programme for 2021 is now complete. Sign up to our newsletter to hear more about our 2022 events!

Our funders

The Spark Programme 2021 is kindly supported by the eBay Foundation.

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Download our Spark Toolkit: a how-to guide for early-stage social entrepreneurs

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Spark Toolkit

The SEI Spark toolkit has been created by the SEI team to offer practical advice and support to anyone, from any background, with an idea or passion to solve a social problem to enable them to spark positive change.

Drawing on our 17 years of experience of walking the journey with social entrepreneurs, we’ve created this toolkit to help YOU take the first steps from idea to action.


In the seven sections, we take you from the ideation and research stage through to piloting and sharing your story.  We have also tried to demystify the technical and legal elements around setting up an organisation whose mission is to solve a social problem.


Fill out your details below to gain instant, free access to the toolkit.



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