From Social Entrepreneurs Ireland

We’re open for applications!

We’re delighted to officially launch our national call for applications 2020. Our mission is to find people with solutions to social problems and support them on every step of their journey.  This year we have more support available and more places on our programmes than ever before, and we need your help to spread the word far and wide.

We’re looking for people with innovative ideas to solve social problems. 

Our Programmes

Applications are now open for the Ideas Academy – aimed at those with early-stage ideas, and Impact Programme – aimed at those who are ready to grow and scale their existing projects.

Up to 60 people with early-stage ideas will win a place on the Ideas Academy where they will receive training and mentoring as they take the first steps from idea to action. The four-month programme runs in three locations around Ireland – Dublin, Cork and Galway. The Ideas Academy is supported by Bank of America and Lifes2Good Foundation.

Up to eight places are available for our Impact Programme aimed at high-potential social entrepreneurs. The 11-month accelerator programme includes €20,000 in direct funding and significant non-financial supports across areas such as strategy, governance, business modelling, fundraising, communications, and leadership.

Our annual call for applications is kindly sponsored by DCC plc. With special thanks to Bank of America and Lifes2Good Foundation for support of the Ideas Academy.

Meet us

We’re hosting a series of Connect & Learn events around the country to give potential applicants the opportunity to learn more about Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, ask questions, and connect with fellow budding social entrepreneurs. There will also be opportunities to hear from some of our inspiring alumni. Click on links below for more information and to book your free ticket. We look forward to seeing you!

Connect & Learn South (Cork) – 10th March

Connect & Learn East (Dublin) – 12th March

Connect & Learn West (Galway) – 19th March

Connect & Learn North (Belfast) – 24th March

We know that big ideas often start out small and we’re here to support them every step of the way. Please help us to find these social entrepreneurs and encourage them to develop their idea.

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