Social Enterprise Development Fund 2022 – 2023

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Rethink Ireland has announced the continuation of its Social Enterprise Development Fund with an additional investment of €1.2 million set to be awarded from 2022-2023.

The additional €1.2 million investment builds on our existing €3.2 million partnership to create a legacy Fund of €4.4 million. This new Fund focuses on continued seed funding for start-up social enterprises, elevated funding for enterprises at the next stage and offering a Business Course across all Local Authority regions in Ireland.

Rethink Ireland (previously Social Innovation Fund Ireland) supports the most innovative non-profit organisations working in communities across the country.

Social Enterprise Development Fund 2022 – 2023

The Social Enterprise Development 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.

IPB Insurance is an Irish-owned general insurance company which protects and supports their local authority members and their communities across Ireland.

The objective of the Fund is to find and back social enterprises that add to the social and economic fabric of their community by way of social impact.

The Fund will provide critical support to the most innovative and impactful social enterprises across Ireland, helping them to:

  • Increase or establish their social impact
  • Increase their traded income or set up to create traded income
  • Create (more) jobs
  • Develop long-term, effective and sustainable solutions.

 Applications open from 20th January to 3rd March 2022

To apply for a Social Enterprise Development Fund cash grant please complete this application form.

Further details here. is the largest database of professional development and corporate training courses in Ireland. We list thousands of training courses from trainers and training providers nationwide

Steven Galvin

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