Social Enterprise Funds

Rethink Ireland is committed to supporting social enterprises across Ireland from idea to expansion through The Social Enterprise Development Fund (SED).
The SED Fund was created in 2018 by Rethink Ireland in partnership with Local Authorities Ireland and supported by IPB Insurance and the Department of Rural and Community Development through the Dormant Accounts Fund.

The Social Enterprise Development Fund 2022 now provides vital supports to a wide number of social enterprises across the sector tailored to their stage of development.

In 2022, the fund offers

1. Up to 8 Awardees an Awards package of €30,000:

  • Cash grants of €22,500
  • A Business Support budget worth €7,500
  • A place on the Accelerator Programme

2. Up to 20 Awardees:

  • Cash grants of €10,000
  • Business supports worth €4,500
  • A place on the Accelerator Programme

3. Start your Own Social Enterprise Business Course.

  • Up to 50 participants on the course
  • The opportunity to pitch for a cash grant on completion
The deadline for applications is the 3rd of March 2022. Further details can be found on their website here.

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