Social Finance Conference to Focus on Job Creation

Clann Credo’s annual conference, Common Cents 2010, will examine the contribution that social enterprise can make in the critical area of job creation, particularly from a community perspective. 

According to Clann Credo’s Paul O’Sullivan, the current recession requires a response that literally builds from the ground up: “Communities are being devastated by job losses. The old model of finance and development has collapsed. Social enterprise, assisted by social finance, offers the opportunity to rebuild our society job by job, community by community.”

The conference theme is, “Social Enterprise: Creating Jobs, Building Communities” and it will hear from a number of high profile speakers, including Gerry Higgins, regarded as one of the leading experts on social finance in the UK.

Keynote Speaker

Mr Higgins heads up CEiS, a leading local development agency that aims to develop local economies and communities through social enterprise.  Its Enterprise Support Service is now the largest in the UK. Originally from Cork, Mr Higgins has also advised UK, French and Australian governments on the development of Social Enterprise.  
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The conference takes place in Athlone on 25 March at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath (view map).
Clann Credo have lowered the registration fee for this year's conference to €60 per person for community, voluntary and charity organisations, and €80 per person for corporate/commercial organisations and statutory bodies. 
To book your place, download and return the booking form, or phone/email Anne-Marie or Angie on (01) 400 2100 or