Rethink Ireland is offering places on a first-of-its-kind Start a Social Enterprise Business Course, running for its second year in 2023. The Social Enterprise Development Fund 2023, in partnership with IPB Insurance and the Department of Rural and Community Development through the Dormant Accounts Fund, provides the opportunity to participate in a Start a Social Enterprise Business Course, as well as the chance to receive a €10,000 Award.
This Business Course represents an innovative approach to developing and supporting grass root social enterprise ideas in Ireland. The course takes the social innovator’s emerging idea and gives them the tools to take the idea to the next stage. It is the launchpad for the idea and also, importantly, a pathway to additional supports. In turn, it supports a new generation of social enterprises to deliver social impact, create jobs and tackle societal challenges.
This course will take an emerging idea and give the participants the tools to take the idea to the next stage of development. The course will be aimed at:
The course will use specialist training in business skills and social impact to achieve the following:
Upon completion of the course, participants will be invited to apply for the chance of receiving a cash grant and a business support budget. This round of the course offers up to 6 successful participants to receive an awards package worth €10,000.
The business course will be held online over six mornings as well as one in person day for up to 50 participants. The first day of the course will be 24th May 2023 and will subsequently take place on the following 5 Wednesday mornings. The in person day will take place at the end of the course with a date to be confirmed.
Applications for this course are now closed.