SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS IRELAND has launched a callout for people across the country with ideas to tackle social issues in Ireland to apply for funding and support as the 2018 Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards, supported by DCC plc, opens for applications.
Interested candidates are asked to log on to socialentrepreneurs.ie to apply and find out more about the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland 2018 Awards programme which includes a whole range of support for social entrepreneurs from start-up to scale-up.
There will be up to 8 winners in the Awards category, which supports people with existing projects aimed at solving a social problem. The Award is valued at 25,000 euro, with 10,000 euro in direct funding.
Up to 30 people with early-stage ideas will win a place in the Academy for Social Entrepreneurs where they will receive mentoring and support and the opportunity to pitch for seed funding, to spark their idea into action. The organisation also announced that it is launching a new Academy for Social Entrepreneurs in Galway, expanding its range of programmes due to the high quantity of applications received last year when Social Entrepreneurs Ireland first launched the Academy programme.