From: Rethink Ireland

Rethink Ireland is inviting social enterprises to apply for the Hybrid Social Finance Loan, a new financial instrument that aims to support social enterprises develop a credit record and increase their sustainability.

Up to 20 social enterprises will receive a combination of non-repayable and repayable loans of up to €100,000  plus business support. The  open call closes on July 5th, 1 pm. Read more and apply here:

Rethink Ireland is hosting a final application clinic where you can find out more and ask any questions you might have:

💡 Thursday 22nd June at 12 pm. Sign up here:

The Hybrid Social Finance Loan is a partnership between Rethink Ireland, Community Finance Ireland, and the Department of Rural and Community Development via the Dormant Accounts Fund.


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INSPIRE Social Enterprise Course 2023


The INSPIRE Social Enterprise Course is a partnership between Rethink Ireland and Workplace Innovation Europe. The Course will support up to 20 aspiring social innovators to develop and test their social enterprise idea and give the participants the tools to later put their idea into action.

What does the Course offer?

A place on a six week online course, equipping participants with the tools to develop their social enterprise idea and later put it into action.

A chance to pitch in September as part of a European end of project event.

Access to a network of aspiring social innovators across Europe.

A chance for an internship within a social innovation organisation.

Who can apply?

We are seeking applications from

  • Young people aged 18-35 who are not currently in employment;

  • And who have an interest in developing their own social enterprise;

  • But have not yet started;

  • And are based and looking to create and impact in the Republic of Ireland.

No prior experience of social enterprise is required.

How to apply?

Please visit for more information on the Course and to make an application. The deadline is 14th July 2023 at 1.00pm.

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