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The Clore Social Leadership Programme 

RBS is offering grants to help build the capacity of organisations that encourage and support women, who are not yet in business, to explore enterprise. Inspiring Women in Enterprise will support both new and existing programmes led by not-for-profit organisations.



Growing Social Enterprise - Strabane - 1 May 2014

This event will look at how Social Enterprise in Strabane can grow.

Social Enterprise Qualification - Mentor Training Day - 7th May 2014
Could you offer support to organisations who want to develop an idea for a social enterprise?

Local Social Enterprise Surgery - Enniskillen - 22 May 2014
Fermanagh Trust, Broadmeadow Place,  Enniskillen, Fermanagh BT74 7HR - Thursday 22 May 2014   
ILM - STARTING YOUR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE (26 & 27 May & 16 & 17 June)

During this programme you will:

  • Learn vital tools and skills to help you establish a sustainable and thriving social enterprise
  • Test the feasibility of ideas with peers
  • Start to create a dynamic business plan

For established Social Enterprise, trading for 2-3 years, aiming to grow and develop further

During this programme you will:

  • Explore tools and skills to help you grow, market and sustain your Social Enterprise
  • Test the feasibility of ideas with peers
  • Create a plan for taking your organisation forward

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Minister Foster: Renewables can boost local economic development (DETI)

Enterprise and Energy, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has highlighted the role social enterprises can play in creating prosperity through renewable energy generation.

Showcase of NI Social Enterprises

Vineyard Compassion is a Coleraine based charity that brings together an established range of community based projects that offer a holistic approach to tackling poverty and its underlying root causes.

Journeyfor was founded as an ongoing collaboration that nurtures its own niche community of designers, filmmakers, brand mentors, writers, thinkers, makers, movers and shakers.

Helm Housing Limited (Helm) was founded in 1975 as Belfast Improved Housing. We are a not-for-profit organisation providing affordable housing and associated support services.

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Membership is open to both organisations and individuals to reflect the valued input Social Entrepreneurs bring to the economy, but who may not yet be running an organisation. We welcome membership from organisations in the Private, Public or Third Sectors who wish to associate with the work of Social Enterprise NI.

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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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