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Social Enterprise NI as the representative body for the sector are undertaking a complete re-brand and re-launch of the online directory in partnership with Workwest.

The new website will be launched at our annual conference on October 22nd and will be a great way of showcasing your business. All social enterprises will be offered the opportunity to be listed on the website for free, members will have added benefits.

As a launch offer:

  • We are giving all Startup and Level 1 Members a free upgrade to a 400 word company description field you may also include either one Case Study or Testimonial about your social enterprise.
  • For those wishing to benefit from Level 2 Membership with Social Enterprise NI we are offering a 25% discount on the annual subscription for one year. £150 instead of the normal £200.
  • Non Members who would like to join will also be offered a 25% reduction on their first years subscription to any tier.

These offers only apply to social enterprises which return the completed form before end of day on the 16th of October.


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Find attached a covering letter, application form and guidance notes for the recently launched NIHE - Social Housing Enterprise Strategy.

The North Belfast Ethical Investment project is going out to create a select list for subcontracting for the next 30 months of the programme.


Six Degrees of Separation - 8 Dec 2015
This event is for established social enterprises, soc-ent start ups, and those of us who are still dreaming about that social enterprise possibility.

Date: 8 December 2015 
Venue: South Belfast SE Hub, 127 - 145 Sandy Row, Belfast, BT12 5ET
Time: 6 pm - 8pm

There's time for chat and networking over hot food and beer or wine.
Amplify NI Scaling Accelerator - Closing date - 7 Dec 15

Do you have an existing innovative project or a big new idea that is ready to make a large-scale impact on social inequalities in Northern Ireland?  If so, the Young Foundation’s Amplify NI programme may be able to help you. They are offering two types of support over the next five months funded by the Department of Social Development. 

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USEL were honoured as International Green World Ambassadors at a special presentation ceremony  at the Houses of Parliament, London.

This recognition comes as a result of their  environmental success in their  implementation of  the BS8555 Environmental Management  System which has won an International Green Apple Environment Award.

Former prisoners convicted of armed robbery and assault are among those serving customers at a coffee shop in south Belfast, it has emerged. The 12 ex-offenders are successfully employed in a unique social enterprise business on the Lisburn Road that aims to give young men and women a chance to turn their fortunes around. The main stipulation for those looking to work in The Thinking Cup is that they have to be young parents aged between 18 and 24 who want a better life. It is hoped that providing employment and work skills over a year will help break the cycle of offending for them - and their children in the future.

This event will take place on Saturday 21st November 2015 from 11.00am to 3.00pm in Ballymena Business Centre, 51 - 53 Church Street, Ballymena.  With access to over 500 business ideas, free business advice, opportunity to meet local entrepreneurs, kids crafts and great local shopping! this family friendly event has something for everyone. 

The Resurgam Trust would like to thank everyone who came along to our Annual General Meeting which took place in LaganView Enterprise Centre on Thursday 12th November 2015. 

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Target / Sector Group

  • Third sector organisations
  • Voluntary
  • Charity
  • Social Enterprise

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'Doodlebugs provide arts and craft workshops for all ages and abilities. We come to you.

The Orchardville Society is a voluntary organisation and registered charity that provides a range of employability and training services to young people and adults with learning Difficulties and/or

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Trade Social Directory

Social Enterprise NI recommends Trade Social, the online directory of Social Enterprises in NI, encouraging networking and sales to each other, the public and private sectors, and general public.

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providing a range of IT consultancy and support services across Northern Ireland, primarily to the Third Sector