Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards
The Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards were established in 2015 through collaboration and in order to provide funding to social enterprises to startup and grow in Dublin City.
The awards are managed by Inner City Enterprise and funded by Dublin City Council and the Department of Rural and Community Development. Other key stakeholders include Dublin City Social Enterprise Committee and Dublin City Local Enterprise Office.
Now in its eighth year, the awards have supported and showcased over 40 Social Enterprises. The awards have helped increased awareness of Social Enterprises and contributed to supporting organisations engaging with communities, creating employment and developing the skills of the participants who get involved.
The 2022 Awards ceremony was held on Thursday, Sept 22nd 2022 at Wood Quay Venue Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. The winners were selected following an application process including interviews with the evaluation committee.
This event celebrated this year’s awardees and highlighted social enterprise development in Dublin City and beyond. The awards were hosted by Mary Mac Sweeney, Deputy Head of Economic Development and Enterprise at Dublin City Council. They featured interviews with the selected awardees, insights from key stakeholders and keynote addresses from Caroline Conroy, Lord Mayor of Dublin and Andrew Forde, Head of Rural Strategy & Social Enterprise at the Department of Rural & Community Development.
Recycle IT are delighted to be announced as a finalist and recipient of a Dublin City Social Enterprise Award for our work in supporting households, communities, schools, colleges, charities and business organisation with a range of electrical and electronic recycling services including colleciton services.
The Recycle IT team wishes a massive congratulations to those involved in arranging, managing and promoting the award and to all the 2022 awardees. They include: (click each one to learn more).
At the ceremony handmade award trophies, were presented to each social enterprise. The funding award will go towards developing the social enterprise and increasing the positive impact they have on people and communities across Dublin. The awardees spoke about the social, economic and environmental, aspects of their work including how the award will help make a difference in getting to the next level.
European Social Economy Regions – 2021 Project
This event is part of a series representing Dublin’s involvement in the European Commission’s: European Social Economy Regions – 2021 Project. The objective of the project is to build networks of Social Economy and Social Enterprise stakeholders and to raise awareness about the Social Economy at regional and local levels. To find out more about ESER 2021, please visit: European Social Economy Regions
About Recycle IT
Recycle IT, is an award-winning Dublin-based, not-for-profit, social enterprise offering electrical, electronic and metal recycling. Services are provided in partnership with WEEE Ireland. Recycle IT is supported by Pobal, the Dormant Accounts Fund, and South Dublin County Council. Recycle IT is authorised by the National Waste Collection Permit Office and the local authorities across Leinster.