Inner City Enterprise (ICE) is a not-for-profit charity established to advise and assist unemployed people in Dublin’s inner city to set up their own businesses or create their own self-employment.
ICE provides individual business advice and supports, as well as access to a panel of voluntary Business advisors. ICE also provides access to micro-finance loans, both through its own revolving loan fund (funded through the Dublin City Enterprise Board and the Social Finance Foundation) and as a conduit for MicroFinance Ireland.
ICE established the Social Enterprise Grant Scheme in 2014 with the support of Dublin Local Enterprise Office (LEO). The Social Enterprise Grant Scheme was set up to provide a small number of flexible grants for Social Enterprises, either at start-up or development phase.
The scheme currently has €50,000 per year at its disposal. Applications are accepted from all Social Enterprises that meet the requirements and which submit within the grant call submission dates. The submission dates are announced on our News section, on twitter @innercityenter and on Facebook.
Since the launch in 2014, ICE now supports 19 Social Enterprises in the Dublin area.