Applicants invited for €500,000 Awards Programme

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland is now open for applications for this year’s Awards Programme, with a total cash fund of €500,000 to support individuals with new solutions for social challenges in Ireland.

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland is now open for applications for this year’s Awards Programme, with a total cash fund of €500,000 to support individuals with new solutions for social challenges in Ireland.

This initiative has been welcomed by locals Fine GaEL TDs Tony McLoughlin and Frank Feighan.

The Awards Programme will see eight social entrepreneurs selected to partake in one of our two support Programmes: the Impact Programme and the Elevator Programme. Three social entrepreneurs will be selected for the Impact Programme and will each receive direct funding of €130,000 over two years, as well as over €70,000 worth of training, mentoring and support.

Five social entrepreneurs will be selected for the Elevator Programme and will each receive direct funding of €22,000 over one year, as well as over €10,000 worth of training, mentoring and support.

The deadline for applications is Monday, February 18. Full details of the application process, eligibility criteria and an overview of the Awards Programme can be found online at www.socialentrepreneurs.ie.

Deputy McLoughlin said, “I would encourage as many social entrepreneurs from the Sligo/Leitrim region to make an application before February 18th. This awards programme is looking for people who have moved beyond thinking about the solution and are actively out there making it happen. They should be able to point to some activities that they have already undertaken, and show the impact that they have had already” concluded Deputy McLoughlin.