The voice for Social Enterprises & Social Entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland. Connecting, supporting, developing and sustaining vibrant businesses to create social change.

 

Membership

 

 

 

Membership with Social Enterprise NI is open to organisations and individuals across all sectors.

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Social Enterprise / Social Entrepreneur

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Corporate

 

                   

 

Social Enteprrise Membership Benefits 

  • BI - Weekly Zoom@Noon Video Calls with Members (for approximately 1 hour)
  • Opportunity to have a one to one Video call with our Membership Manager at any time
  • Free listing on our www.buysocialni.org.uk trade directory. We use this to encourage private and public sector to make contact with social enterprises to include them into their supply chain
  • Bursaries to attend differing conference across the UK – worth various amounts, can include free accommodation at times
  • Opportunity to pitch at Dragons Den Events each year (dates to be confirmed)
  • Can send articles at ANYTIME to be included into our weekly Ezines that goes to all members and stakeholders
  • Access to ongoing lobbying on behalf of the sector
  • Access to free online workshops and training sessions on relevant topics for the sector
  • Opportunity to attend some of the All-Party Working Group meeting for Social Enterprise
  • Roundtable events with relevant Permanent Secretaries & Executive Ministers – worth £30 per head (average 2 per year)
  • Opportunity to attend Stakeholder Forum and be the highlighted member (quarterly) giving you access to private and public sector organisations that are interested in working with Social Enterprises
  • Access to promotion via SENI’s NI Chamber membership, reach all Chamber members across NI.
  • Opportunity to write a blog on your own topic of choice that is highlighted on our website, social media channels and emailed to all our contacts across all sectors (circa 2000 contacts)
  • Ongoing social media promotion on all social media platforms.  To give you an example of our reach our #Hashtag on the night of our Awards 2019 reached 1.2 Million followers on Twitter along.

 You also have access to the following support Via our Corporate Members and Partners

 

  • 30% Discount on SROI Training when they become a member of the Social Value UK.   Proof of Membership of Social Enterprise Northern Ireland should be stated in the booking email with Social Value UK.
  • Free Call with Edwards & Co Solicitors with discounted rates should you need further support
  • Free Evaluation and Quotation on your annual insurance by Lockton Insurance
  • Discount Rates on any recruitment from Hays Recruitment
  • Access to various workshops with Ulster Bank

 You also have access to the following support via other Social Enterprise

  • Discounted Corporate Gym Membership with GLL/Better (in the Belfast City Council area)
  • Discounted Confidential Shredding Service by USEL (£1.50 per bag)
  • Free Evaluation and Quotation by Viable Corporate Services for services in the following areas, should you need support in these areas: Bookkeeping & Finance, Human Resources, Business Planning, Marketing & Communications, Sales and Tendering/Procurement
  • Discount for your first clean with Orchardville Cleans

Please let me know if you want me to link you up with any of the relevant organisations above to avail of the discounts listed with either Corporate or other Social Enterprise members.

 

Corporate Membership Benefits  (This list is not exhaustive and an example of what you get for your investment in the Social Enterprise sector )

  • Access to List of Social Enterprises across the country
  • Policy and research updates 
  •  Discount to events and training sessions
  • Developing Social Enterprise champions/mentors within your organisation
  • Staff awareness training  including What is Social Enterprise, Social Impact Measurement, Social Value etc
  • Social enterprise engagement strategies
  • How to build Social Enterprise into your supply chain
  • How to stimulate, support and grow Social Enterprise in your area
  • Identifying Social Enterprise project partners for joint funding bids

Please either apply directly through the relevant link above or get in touch directly with Amanda Johnston at amanda@socialenterpriseni.org / 028 9046 1810 to confirm your membership or discuss membership in more detail.