The Department of Rural and Community Development is seeking expressions of interest from practitioners or persons involved in supporting social enterprise or social entrepreneurship to participate in the national Social Enterprise Policy Implementation Group.
One place is reserved for a Higher Education Institution active in the area of social enterprise.
Information is available at https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/62a241-national-social-enterprise-policy-implementation-group-2019-2022/
Interested individuals should submit their Expression of Interest Application Form via email to SEImplementation@drcd.gov.ie by close of business on Wednesday 30th October 2019.
The Department of Rural and Community Development in partnership with the Irish Research Council invites applications for a Social Enterprise ‘Impact’ Fellowship.
Worth €100,000 over the next two years, the Fellowship is being delivered in as part of the new National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland.
The deadline for applications for the Fellowship is 20th November 2019.
Full details of the Social Enterprise Impact Fellowship, including application forms are available on the Irish Research Council website at http://research.ie/assets/uploads/2017/05/GOIPD-DRCD-Theme-Documentation-FINAL.pdf
We are currently seeking applications for our Traineeship in Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Customer Service Logistics which will commence in January 2020.
This 30-week Traineeship – now in its third year – has resulted in excellent progression rates to full-time employment for participants.
The programme is free to attend. However, interest is high and places are limited.
The Traineeship features a valuable 12-week work placement with one of our local industry partners. Current Traineeship partners include Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Bewleys, Butler’s Chocolates, IKEA, Realtime Technologies and Speedpak Contract Services. Many of our past Trainees are now working full-time with these companies.
The Traineeship is run by Coláiste Dhúaligh CFE in association with Speedpak CLG and local industry partners. Training will be delivered primarily in the Speedpak Learning Centre at its premises in Clonshaugh Business & Technology Park.
Following training you will achieve Qualification/Certification/Licences in Health & Safety at Work, Occupational First Aid, Manual Handling, Forklift Operation, IT Skills, Databases & Stock Control Systems, Warehousing, Lean Manufacturing, Production Processes, Functional Maths and Customer Service Skills.
This is a perfect opportunity to make a good impression with a prestigious company and to fill a work-experience gap in a CV.
Contact us now at 01 867 1707 to arrange for a one-to-one meeting to discuss your particular needs and questions.
Further information is available at: https://speedpakgroup.com/traineeship-in-manufacturing-supply-chain-customer-service-logistics/
The Social Enterprise Summit is part of a series of events representing Dublin’s involvement in the European Commission’s European Social Economy Regions 2019 project.
The summit will bring together leading stakeholders and social enterprise representatives to focus on and discuss the current status and future direction of social enterprise development in Dublin and Ireland.
International, national, local stakeholders and social enterprise representatives will discuss key areas and provide insights on context, trends, challenges, opportunities and the social enterprise ecosystem.
Key and future plans among various stakeholders will also be highlighted in order to promote opportunities for potential collaboration.
Further information on this free-to-attend event, and tickets, can be obtained through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/social-enterprise-summit-tickets-65097277710
The running order is as follows:
Wednesday 16th October 2019
– 09:00 Registration, Refreshments & Exhibition Space
– 10:00 Summit
– 12:00 Networking Lunch & Exhibition Space
– 13:00 Close
Senan Cooke’s The Enterprising Community: A Bottom-up Perspective on the Capacity of Communities to Regenerate is an extensive and accessible source of practical information for anyone wishing to assess, develop and leverage the social and economic potential of their community.
- an outline of the types of community development projects including volunteering, asset-based community development, social innovation and social enterprise projects
- a directory of resources and recommendations for enterprising communities wishing to research or establish such a project
- the history and context of communities and community development in Ireland
- 21 case studies on social and economic innovation and regeneration in communities throughout Ireland
- an audit template for assessing assets and enterprise opportunities within a community that will assist in the creation of 10 jobs
The Enterprising Community provides a valuable roadmap for informing, inspiring and empowering any social enterprise or community project and can be ordered from Senan’s website at http://senancooke.com/the-enterprising-community/
Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 30th September 2019 (at 3:00 pm).
A fund of €800,000 for the provision of training and mentoring for social enterprises throughout Ireland has been announced by Minister Michael Ring T.D., Minister for Rural & Community Affairs.
The funding, being supplied through the Dormant Accounts Fund, will support policy commitments made in the National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland which the Minister launched in July 2019.
Minister Ring expects “up to 300 social service projects to benefit from the funds over the next 12 months. Funding is aimed at improving social organisations in areas such as business planning, mentoring, leadership, governance, financial planning and digital innovation.”
Expressions of interest for the delivery of training and mentoring to social enterprises are being invited from organisations who have a proven track record in providing such supports to social enterprises.
Applications forms for the fund, administered through Pobal on behalf of the Department of Rural & Community Affairs can downloaded from the Pobal website at https://www.pobal.ie/programmes/dormant-accounts-fund-daf/
The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 30th September 2019 (at 3:00 pm).