Social Entrepreneurs Ireland - 2015 Awards Programme Now Open

Do you have an idea to change Ireland for the better? €600,000 in support now on offer to Ireland's leading social entrepreneurs. Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI) supports people who have big, new solutions to Ireland’s social and environmental problems. We provide funding and a range of in-depth supports.

SEI is launching its nationwide search for people with innovative ideas and new solutions to solve some of Ireland’s biggest social and environmental problems. To date, SEI has support 179 social entrepreneurs, investing more than €5.8 million in direct funding to projects in areas ranging from community and active citizenship, education and learning, environment and sustainability, and mental and physical health.

Deadline for applications: Monday, 20 April @ 11.59pm

This year, SEI is providing €600,000 in funding and support to nine social entrepreneurs and their projects. In addition, successful applicants will be provided with access to professional supports, mentoring and training. The Awards consist of two separate programmes of support; the Impact Programme and the Elevator Programme. Together these programmes cater for projects at various stages of development. The deadline for applications is Monday, 20 April at 11.59pm. 

In an effort to increase awareness of the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards, and recognising that good solutions to social problems exist everywhere in Ireland, the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland team will be visiting 4 locations around Ireland to meet and hear from as many potential applicants as possible and answer any questions people might have about the 2015 application process.

The schedule of roadshow events is as follows:

If you would like to learn more about the Awards Programme or the 2015 roadshow, you can contact Social Entrepreneurs Ireland at, or alternatively you can visit for full details of the application process.