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Connecting, supporting, developing and sustaining vibrant businesses to create social change.

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Apply now for the 2016 Clore Social Fellowship.

A widely recongised charity in Coleraine has a permanent position available. It is 35 hours per week with an hourly rate rising from £7.75 to £8.33 after a 6 month probationary period.

Open Call approaching close on Friday the 29th May

NI Tech Companies have an opportunity to work together with the Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise sector to be a part of digital social innovations.


Vote for the SixSix Programme - Aviva Community Fund


We would very much appreciate it if you would click on the above link and vote for our SixSix programme by the end of May. It’s a health programme aimed at Community promoting positive mental health and tackling health inequalities.

All Party Working Group - Showcase Event - 1 June

Social Enterprise NI established the All Party Working Group in 2014 to raise the profile and key issues of the sector at a cross-party level.

Business Clinic - FREE

This is a free open session in the McSweeney Centre, June 6th, 10am -1pm. You can have the opportunity to meet business experts who will be offering coaching on becoming emotionally intelligent; leadership skills; motivating teams, marketing and mental resillience.

See flyer attched for more information and RSVP contact details.

Social Enterprise NI Conference

The concept of ‘Buying Social’ is growing in awareness. The landscape is changing and generating and diversifying income is critical.

Mental Resillience for Leaders Course

(£400pp) – Begins September

This short workshop running in September will give you new perspectives which you can use to give yourself an edge in the year ahead, in a business and personal context.

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This App provides easier access to a wide range of digital help and support for businesses.

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Showcase of NI Social Enterprises

Clanrye Group, established in 1982, is one of Northern Ireland’s premier training organisations offering training opportunities for a diverse group of people.

Clanrye has established itself as a leader in the provision of specialised training for those who are unsure about their future career direction and require guidance and considerable support.

Oasis Caring in Action is a community organisation which works to 'Transform Lives, Transform Communities' through the provision of childcare, training, and befriending services.

Based within the heart of Inner East Belfast, and now with branches in West Belfast, Antrim and Coleraine. Our desire is to see people empowered within their personal, family and community lives; through support, training and resources.

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd was established in October 2013 to support the work of the Charity, Volunteer Now. Volunteer Now works to promote, enhance and support volunteering across Northern Ireland. Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd delivers training and capacity building programmes, provides assessment against quality standards, consultation and research services, and all forms of bespoke support to volunteer-involving organisations.

People1st is a training organisation delivering training and employment initiatives to support individuals and employers.

We are a major contract holder for the Department for Employment & Learning (DEL), offering a range of occupational training, qualifications and funding streams including:

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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.

This website has been sponsored and developed by Avec Solutions, a not-for-profit company
providing a range of IT consultancy and support services across Northern Ireland, primarily to the Third Sector