Speedpak Group is seeking to make contact with other Work Integration Social Enterprises [WISEs] who wish to be featured in a new online directory to be launched in May 2022.

“Work Integration Social Enterprises exist mainly to improve the employability and employment prospects of people furthest from the labour market.” (O’Hara & O’Shaughnessy, 2021).

We are undertaking this project to raise awareness of WISEs, particularly among the business community. Our goal is to increase commercial, procurement and philanthropic opportunities for social enterprises.

The first stage in this two-part project is to identify WISEs and feature them in the directory at www.wiseireland.ie. Inclusion is free of charge.

The second stage of the project will centre on promoting the directory to businesses. This will include making direct contact with large local businesses to highlight how they can create positive social impact by collaborating with WISEs.

We will also demonstrate how, by partnering on commercial or social projects with WISEs, those businesses can achieve their Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs] and realise their Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR] ambitions.


The project is part of the Government’s 2022 Awareness Raising Initiatives for Social Enterprises [ARISE] programme, approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund.

Please get in contact with us at info@wiseireland.ie (ideally in early May) so that we can include your organisation’s details in the directory …and together we can raise the profile of our sector and provide greater supports for people who are long-term unemployed.

Further details are available on the WISE project landing page at www.speedpakgroup.com/wise