The Social Innovation Fund of Ireland invites applications for the 2019 Social Enterprise Development Fund.

The objective of the fund is to find and back social enterprises that add to the social and economic fabric of their community by way of social impact. The fund will provide critical support to the most innovative and high-impact social enterprises across Ireland, helping them to:

  • Increase their social impact
  • Increase their traded income
  • Create more jobs
  • Develop long-term, effective and sustainable social enterprises

In 2019, the fund will support up to 16 Social Enterprises with cash grants of up to €50,000 and a place on the Accelerator Programme – Ireland’s only National Accelerator Programme specifically designed for social enterprises. The Accelerator Programme will equip social enterprises with the skills they need to scale up and deepen their social impact.

A minimum of three winners will come from each of the Urban, Town and Rural categories.

The deadline for receipt of applications is the 25th of January 2019.

As a current SIFI Education Fund Awardee, for our innovative and collaborative Traineeship in Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Customer Service Logistics, we encourage all fellow social enterprises to take a look at this great social investment opportunity.

For further information on the fund please visit