Social Enterprise Development Fund: ReThink Ireland

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Rethink Ireland is committed to supporting social enterprises across Ireland from idea to expansion through The Social Enterprise Development Fund (SED).

The SED Fund was created in 2018 by Rethink Ireland in partnership with Local Authorities Ireland and supported by IPB Insurance and the Department of Rural and Community Development through the Dormant Accounts Fund.

The Social Enterprise Development Fund 2022 now provides vital supports to a wide number of social enterprises across the sector tailored to their stage of development.

In 2022, the fund offers


Up to 8 Awardees an Awards package of €30,000:

  • Cash grants of €22,500
  • A Business Support budget worth €7,500
  • A place on the Accelerator Programme


Up to 20 Awardees:

  • Cash grants of €10,000
  • Business supports worth €4,500
  • A place on the Accelerator Programme


Start your Own Social Enterprise Business Course.

  • Up to 50 participants on the course
  • The opportunity to pitch for a cash grant on completion


Further details are in the attached brochure

2022_OpenCallBrochure – pdf

and on our website which also included links to online information webinars on the SED Fund. Rethink Ireland



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