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Don’t Let a Good Idea Go to Waste!
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI) are looking for people across the country with ideas and initiatives that tackle and address social issues in our society. We are looking for people with early-stage ideas as well as those who are ready to grow and scale their existing projects. Supported by DCC plc, SEI want to find the best 50 ideas from people who are passionate about social change in Ireland to support them to put the ideas in motion with financial and other critical supports.
About Social Entrepreneurs Ireland: Social Entrepreneurs Ireland is an Irish not-for-profit organisation that supports people with new solutions to Ireland’s biggest social problems. SEI helps these individuals to increase their impact by providing significant funding alongside in-depth technical and practical support. Over the last 14 years, SEI has supported 264 social entrepreneurs, and this year’s funding will bring the total support to well over €7 million, in addition to providing significant additional support. These projects have in turn directly impacted 1.7 million people all over Ireland, creating over 1,345 employment opportunities in the process. For more information please see www.socialentrepreneurs.ie
About the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards Programme: Six award winners, each with an innovative new approach to solving a social problem in Ireland, will join Ireland’s largest network of social entrepreneurs. As well as an immediate €20,000 in unrestricted funding, they will receive a place on an accelerator programme worth €20,000, with access to over 150 pro-bono supporters, coaches and mentors.
About the Academy for Social Entrepreneurs: The Academy for Social Entrepreneurs is a six-month programme valued at €7,500 per project place. Participants receive mentorship, training and a network of support to bring them from idea to action. Participants also have the opportunity to pitch for a share of €30,000 in seed funding.