Inner City Enterprise

Social Enterprise

A social enterprise or social business is defined as a business that has specific social objectives that serve its primary purpose. These organisations seek to maximize profits while maximizing benefits to society and the environment. Their profits are principally used to fund social programs.

They exist at the intersection of the private and volunteer sectors. They seek to balance activities that provide financial benefits with social goals, such as providing housing to low-income families or job training.

Whether you are at the start-up phase or seeking to develop your social enterprise, we are here to help.

In particular, the Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards was established by Inner City Enterprise (ICE) and Dublin City Council with the support of the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Dublin City in 2015., as these partner organisations recognised a gap in the market for small flexible grants to kick-start the creation or development of enterprises in Dublin City. For this reason, each year since 2015, a fund of €50,000 has been distributed among innovative social enterprises.

Moreover, both the programme and competition are aimed at increasing awareness of the important contribution that social enterprise makes to building communities and in creating employment, in addition to developing the skills of the participants who get involved. Lastly, the awards granted to the successful applicants will also allow them to further develop their plans and activities and bring the benefits of their social enterprise to more individuals and communities.

ICE is delighted to announce the Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards 2022

Call for Applications for the 2022 Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards Deadline extended to the 10th June 2022 Download the application form here Submit this completed application form along with supporting documentation to shanemeehan@innercityenterprise.com The Awards The Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards aim to support social enterprise creation and development in Dublin City. The awards programme provides …

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William Fry Social Impact+ Bursary Award 2021

Inner City Enterprise is excited to announce a new opportunity for Social Enterprises with William Fry, the Social Impact+ Bursary Award 2021 William Fry has been supporting the social enterprise sector through the Social Impact+ pro bono programme since 2019. The Social Impact+ Bursary Award 2021 will further support the amazing work of social enterprises …

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Deadline extended for the Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards 2021

Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards 2021 – Deadline Extended to the 28th of May Good News Social Entrepreneurs. The Awards Committee has decided to extend the closing date for the Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards 2021 one final time. You now have until this Friday 28th of May to get your application in. Download the application form here …

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ICE is delighted to announce the Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards 2021

Call for Applications for the 2021 Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards Deadline extended to May 21st Download the application form here Applicants must email a completed application form plus supporting documentation to: shanemeehan@innercityenterprise.com  by 21st May 2021 The Awards The Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards was established by Inner City Enterprise (ICE) and Dublin City Council with the …

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Deadline Extended for the Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards 2019

Due to a high level of interest we have extended the Closing Date one final time to 5 pm Friday May 31st The Awards The Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards were established by Inner City Enterprise (ICE) and Dublin City Council with the support of the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Dublin City in 2015. These …

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Extended deadline for the Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards 2018

Deadline extended for the social enterprise awards to 5pm on Friday May 4th 2018 The Awards The Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards was established by Inner City Enterprise (ICE) and Dublin City Council with the support of the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Dublin City in 2015. These partner organisations recognised that there was a gap …

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Deadline extended for the ICE Social Enterprise Grant 2017

Due to phenomenal demand ICE are delighted to announce the Social Enterprise Grant 2017 deadline is being extended to Friday 2nd June 2017.   SOCIAL ENTERPRISE GRANT SCHEME CALL FOR APPLICATIONS The Social Enterprise Grant Scheme is a scheme established by Inner City Enterprise (ICE), and drawn down under the Local Enterprise Office (LEO), Dublin. The …

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Inner City Enterprise Social Enterprise Grant presentation

Inner City Enterprise along with the Local Enterprise Office and Dublin City Council were happy to be able to present the grant to the successful applicants of the ICE Social Enterprise Grant Scheme in the Dublin City Council offices, Wood Quay. In attendance and speaking at the presentation were Minister for Social Enterprise Anne Phelan …

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