Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI) has launched their 2013 Awards programme, sponsored by DCC plc, inviting applications from Donegal’s brightest and most ambitious entrepreneurs with game changing ideas to solve the social problems facing Ireland.
In 2012 SEI received five applications from Donegal entrepreneurs and hopes are that 2013 will see an increase in applications for funding from the county.
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland are providing €500,000 in funding to eight social entrepreneurs as well as a further €250,000 in professional consultation and support ensuring they are equipped to scale and grow their businesses in order to impact as many people as possible, as quickly as possible.
Three Social Entrepreneurs will be awarded the top level “Impact Award” and €130,000 in direct funding with over €70,000 worth of support over two years. A further five will receive the “Elevator Award” and €22,000 in direct funding with over €10,000 worth of support over one year.
Applications for the 2013 Awards Programme must be made online at www.socialentrepreneurs.ie where full details on the application process, eligibility criteria and Awards Programmes can be found.