From our partners in Atlantic Social Lab Project Cork:

The Atlantic Social Lab project in Cork held a “Finance for Social Enterprises” Workshop in the City Hall, Cork on the 30th January 2019.

This event focused on the types of financing available to social enterprises and the appropriateness of such financing for social enterprises at their different growth stages. Rose Hally from Community Finance Ireland was a key note speaker and explained where social enterprises should look for funding before deciding on making an application for financing.  She provided participants with an overview of available finance with advice and guidance on making applications for such finance.  Dara Connolly who is CEO of Common Purpose spoke about his experiences as a social entrepreneur whilst Chris Gordon from the Irish Social Enterprise Network facilitated a question and answer session. 

As it was a very cold and snow filled day with many roads impassable in the region, many of those who registered could not attend but this event still drew nearly 20 participants from across Cork with all participants playing a part in making this a very successful and engaging event.

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