Social Enterprise Supports

Southside Partnership DLR specialises in providing support to the founders / owners of pre-start-up and early start up social enterprises, while also working with developing and established organisations.

There are a wide range of social enterprises in Ireland and many organisations in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown already operate under this model in sectors including transport, media, sports / recreation and the arts to name just a few.

OUR AIMS

  • to raise awareness and encourage local community leaders and private individuals to explore setting up a social enterprise
  • to support the development and growth of a social enterprise culture in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown

WHAT IS A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE:

In a sector that is hard to define, we explain social enterprise in the following way:

A social enterprise is a business that tackles social and environmental issues. It creates jobs and generates income like other businesses but, instead of channelling profits to its owners, it reinvests them to support their social mission. In doing so, they improve people’s lives in our communities and societies.

It is what a business does with its profits + it’s social objectives that determines whether or not it is a social enterprise.

WHAT WE DO

We provide business and practical skills support, while also developing owner confidence and personal skills. We do this through:

  • Mentoring
  • Training (workshops + short training programmes)
  • Information
  • Networking opportunities
  • Referrals to additional services

Our staff have over 20 years experience working in the non profit sector and, specifically, supporting social enterprises and charities with a trading aspect to their work. Contact us with any questions, and for more information about how we can help you.

If you are interested in finding out more about Social Enterprise

Helena O'Neill

Social Enterprise Co-ordinator

Email: helena.oneill@sspship.ie

Phone: 01 70 60 100 / 087 672 8670  

SOME EXAMPLES OF SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL ENTERPRISES INCLUDE

www.dublinsouthfm.ie   
Dublin South FM is an alternative to mainstream radio and provides a voice for those under-represented or excluded, through training and access to radio broadcasting facilities.

www.actsltd.ie 
Accessible Community Transport Southside (ACTSLtd) provides door to door demand responsive accessible transport for people with disabilities and mobility difficulties across south and west Dublin.

www.joeys.ie                  
Founded in 1953 St Joseph’s Boys AFC is a schoolboy/girl football club based in Sallynoggin on the south side of Dublin.

www.deilginis.com       
Deilg Inis Theatre Company was founded in 2003 and is the only full-time professional theatre company in Ireland devoted to helping people tell their unique stories – in terms of physical place, social history, and literary heritage.

Social Enterprise Booklet    
An introduction to local businesses and organisations making a difference
in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown. Please click here to see and download the booklet.        

Useful links:

Shanganagh Park House                                       http://www.shanganaghparkhouse.ie/

ACTS                                                                          http://www.actsltd.ie/

Dublin South FM                                                     http://dublinsouthfm.ie/

Mounttown Community Facility                          https://mounttowncommunity.ie/

St Joseph’s Football Club                                      http://www.stjoeys.com/

Airfield                                                                     https://www.airfield.ie/

Cycling Without Age                                              https://cyclingwithoutage.ie/

The Garden School                                                 http://ciaranburke.ie/ciaran-burke/

Stampify                                                                   https://stampify.ie/

Music Generation DLR          

https://www.musicgeneration.ie/programmes/details/music-generation-dun-laoghaire-rathdown/

Crosscare Community Café                                  http://crosscare.ie/index.php/community-cafes

Hellenic Community of Ireland                           https://www.helleniccommunity.ie/

Irish Malayali Newsletter                                    http://irishmalayali.com/

Social Lenders:                                                 

https://www.clanncredo.ie/

https://www.communityfinance.ie/

Competition Based Funding:                             

http://www.socialinnovation.ie/

http://socialentrepreneurs.ie/

Government (non refundable)

https://www.pobal.ie/programmes/dormant-accounts-fund-daf/

https://www.pobal.ie/programmes/community-services-programme-csp/

https://platodublin.ie/

The Wheel                                                                https://www.wheel.ie/

Carmichael Centre                                                 https://www.carmichaelireland.ie/

BNest                                                                         http://bnest.ie/

Springboard                                                            https://springboardcourses.ie/

An Cosán VCC                                                    http://ancosanvcc.com/intro-to-social-enterprise-development-qqi-level-6/

Young Social Innovators                               https://www.youngsocialinnovators.ie/

Social Enterprise Skills for Business Advisors                http://sesbaproject.eu/en/

Irish Social Entrepreneurs Network            https://www.socent.ie/

Ashoka                                                                      https://ireland.ashoka.org/work

Dublin Social Entrepreneurs                         https://www.meetup.com/Dublin-SocialEntrepreneurs/

Ideas Collective                                                       https://www.stand.ie/ideas-collective/

Governance Code                                                   https://www.charitiesregulator.ie/en

Company set-up                                                      https://www.cro.ie/

Public Participation Network                              http://dlrppn.ie/

Volunteer Centre                                                     https://www.volunteerdlr.ie/

The Grainstore                                                        http://www.dlrgrainstore.ie/youth-arts/youth-service-projects

Boardmatch                                                             http://www.boardmatchireland.ie/

Bcorp                                                                        http://www.bcorp.ie/

Sedco                                                                        http://sedco.ie/

Enactus Ireland                                                      http://enactusireland.org/

Social Enterprise Booklet

Please click here to see and download the booklet.        

Social Enterprise Toolkit

https://socialenterprisetoolkit.ie/