Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards 2022 – are open!

Applications open!

The Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards was established by Inner City Enterprise (ICE) and Dublin City Council with the support of the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Dublin City in 2015.

These partner organisations recognised that there was a gap in the market for small flexible grants to kick-start the creation or development of social enterprises in Dublin City. Each year since 2015, a fund of €50,000 has been distributed among innovative social enterprises. This year the fund is €60,000!

Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards 2021 – Awardees

Awards Aims

The awards aim to increase awareness of the important contribution that social enterprise makes to building communities and in creating employment and developing the skills of the participants who get involved. The awards granted to the successful applicants will also allow them to further develop their plans and activities and bring the benefits of their social enterprise to more individuals and communities.

The 2022 fund is available to provide a small number of financial awards for Social Enterprises that are at start-up or in the development phase.

In Sept 2021 Dublin City Council announced the 8 Dublin based social enterprises awarded funding and support after successful completing the awards process. You will find the list below of Dublin City Social Enterprise Awardees for 2021 – Well done!

Social Enterprise:                Promoter:Website:
Bee8Austin Campbell        https://bee8.ie/
Clean SlateMaeve Hartnetthttps://cleanslateservices.ie/
Connections Arts CentreMiriam Spollenhttps://www.connectionsartscentre.ie/
Dignity PartnershipsRosemary Kunene / Sharon Mpofuhttps://dignitypartners.company/
Inter7sEmmet Switzerhttps://www.inter7s.com/
Mendicity WorkshopKate Fitzsimonshttp://www.mendicity.org/
parkHIITBrian Crooke https://www.workwellireland.ie/blog/parkhiit-resistance-is-worthwhile
Pocket ForestsAshe Conrad-Jones & Catherine Clearywww.pocketforests.ie

The 8 awardees received funding from a total pool of €50,000 along with various supports which will assist their social enterprises to develop and achieve a greater impact among the individuals and communities that they serve and assist in Dublin city. They also received a bespoke trophy which was handmade by PACE, a local social enterprise and previous awardee.

It could be you this year! Information about the 2022 awards application process, criteria and application form are available here following the launch on March 10th 2022.

Submission Deadline for Applications: 23:59 – 25th of April 2022.

Visit www.innercityenterprise.com to learn more.

More About Recycle IT

Recycle IT is a Social Enterprise providing employment and training through recycling opportunities. We offer recycling drop off and collection services in Dublin and surrounding areas.

In 2021 our team help recycle 652 tons of waste electrical, electronic equipment and metal. This includes business IT equipment, commercial equipment and domestic household appliances.

Recycle IT worked with individuals, resident associations, charities, schools, government organisations, community groups and businesses to provide safe electrical recycling services to those with differing needs and budgets.

Read our annual overview here.

Read more about social enterprise in Ireland here.

Recycle IT – Hybrid Electric Van

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