Deadline Looms for €600,000 Funding Awards Programme

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI) is looking for applications from ambitious individuals with big ideas and the energy to address social problems on the island of Ireland.

The Awards programme, which is supported by DCC plc as flagship sponsor, will provide a total of €600,000 in development funding and support to nine social entrepreneurs to accelerate the progression of their social ventures. This will bring the total funding provided by SEI to over €6.5 million to date.

Previous recipients have tackled a wide range of social issues from adult education and the provision of emergency services in rural areas to voter engagement and food waste. Former winners include CoderDojo, FoodCloud, Pieta House and Smartvote.

Interested candidates can find out more about the application process at and can apply here

Applications close 5pm on Thursday 7 April 2016.

For any queries, please contact SEI at