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.

If you’re a later stage social entrepreneur or supporter, please share this newsletter with anyone if your network who you think would find it useful.
Spark Sessions for new and emerging communities
Our Spark Sessions aim to inspire, inform, and increase awareness of social entrepreneurship in under-represented and marginalised communities in Ireland, all with the aim of giving people the tools to bring their own ideas for solving social problems to life.

Are you a member of a new and emerging community in Ireland? Do you want to solve a social problem? Join Social Entrepreneurs Ireland and HerGenuityAfrika on Wednesday the 20th or 27th of October for a free online Spark Session! 

Learn more about social entrepreneurship, what makes you a social entrepreneur, and how we can support you to achieve your goals.

Register here
Spark speed-networking session
Do you want to meet a partner (or two) who can go on the social entrepreneur journey with you?

Register for this FREE in-person event to meet early-stage social entrepreneurs just like you and find out more about how Social Entrepreneurs Ireland can support you! This event is aimed at people with early-stage ideas who are looking to get started, or people who have the passion and drive to solve social problems but haven’t gotten a fully formed idea just yet.
What to expect on the night:

  • An introduction to SEI and social entrepreneurship
  • Speed networking activities
  • Opportunities to mingle with like-minded people
  • The chance to hear from an accomplished social entrepreneur
  • Complimentary food and refreshments
  • More information on how SEI can support you with moving your idea forward
  • A chance to ask us any questions you might have
Register here
Spark Bursaries
We’re delighted to make €8,000 available in funding (32 amounts of €250 ) to social entrepreneurs just like you with early-stage ideas.

Everybody is welcome to apply, but we are particularly encouraging applications from people from marginalised and under-represented backgrounds and communities.

Applications for bursaries are open from 18th October – 12th November.


Download the application guide
Apply online
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