Posted on 23 Oct 2019

SAVE THE DATEThursday 21 November 2019 

Ireland's First Annual National Social Enterprise Conference will take place at Croke Park, Dublin.

This full-day event is a commitment in the National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland 2019-2022, and will be an opportunity for social enterprise stakeholders to network, share information and best practice. Further information regarding the event and invitations will issue shortly.

About Social Enterprises

Social enterprises are businesses whose core objective is to achieve a social, societal, or environmental impact. Like other businesses, social enterprises pursue their objectives by trading in goods and services on an ongoing basis. However, surpluses generated by social enterprises are re-invested into achieving the core social objectives.

They frequently work to support disadvantaged groups such as the long-term unemployed, people with disabilities, travellers, etc., or to address issues such as food poverty, social housing, or environmental matters.

Ireland’s first National Social Enterprise Policy was launched by the Department of Rural and Community Development on 18 July 2019, with the objective creating an enabling environment for social enterprise to grow and to contribute more fully to Ireland’s social and economic progress.