Social Enterprise Fund
SOCIAL Innovation Ireland (SIFI), in partnership with Sligo County Council and all 31 Local Authorities across Ireland officially has launched the second year of the €1.6m Social Enterprise Development Fund.
This year, social enterprises will have a chance to win cash grant amounts ranging from €10,000 up to €50,000.
Sixteen successful applicants will each win a cash investment and a place on Ireland’s only National Accelerator Programme for social enterprises.
This year, the Accelerator Programme will include an Accelerator Fund, whereby each participant will have an opportunity to pitch for a share of an additional €100,000 in funding on completion of the 6-month programme.
Ciaran Hayes, Chief Executive of Sligo County Council, said:“The Social Enterprise Development Fund presents a great opportunity for social enterprises to achieve their goals and ultimately create measurable social impact in their communities and across Ireland.
“We hope to see all of Sligo’s innovative social enterprise projects apply to be part of this excellent funding initiative in 2019.”
The fund is now open for applications from social enterprises until 25 th January 2019. Further details are available on www.socialinnovation.ie