Financing social enterprise in ireland – Models of impact & readiness

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To contribute to the development of the social finance sector in Ireland

To develop financial instruments for social enterprises

To support the wide range of social enterprise organisations working within any area that falls under the National Social Enterprise Policy

You can download our ‘RETHINKING INNOVATION IN SOCIAL FINANCE’ REPORT BELOW

WHAT THIS PROJECT IS ABOUT

All across Ireland, social enterprises are making a difference in the lives of people in their communities.   Supporting these social enterprises has become increasingly important and urgent. But how should social enterprises be supported? What social finance initiatives are needed to give the greatest impact? Would you like to learn more?

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Some of the stories from the project and from our stakeholders.

Social Impact Bonds- An Introduction

Social Impact Bonds- An Introduction

Social impact bonds are an innovative financial instrument that puts private funds to work to help solve social problems. It represents a monetary influx for social projects and gives investors an opportunity to support social issues and turn a profit all at the same...

Rethinking Innovation in Social Finance Report

Rethinking Innovation in Social Finance Report

Check out our 'Rethinking Innovation in Social Finance Report' here. The 'Financing Social Enterprise in Ireland - Models of Impact and Readiness' consortium are delighted to launch the 'Rethinking Innovation in Social Finance Report. After 2 years of collaboration...

Philanthropy and the potential for Multiplicity of Impact

Philanthropy and the potential for Multiplicity of Impact

As an all-island body, Community Finance Ireland (CFI) is among those uniquely positioned to recognise the part Philanthropy has played in the economic regeneration and rural development of Northern Ireland and the southern border region over the past 40 years....

Could Credit Unions be a source for wholesale Social Finance?

Could Credit Unions be a source for wholesale Social Finance?

According to https://creditunion.ie , some 3.6 million members of the Irish Credit Unions affiliated to the Irish league of Credit Unions (ILCU) have amassed combined savings of €16.31 billion, with €4.89 billion being made available in loans to these same...

Rethinking Innovation in Social Finance

Rethinking Innovation in Social Finance

Our final event for our project 'Financing Social Enterprise in Ireland - Models of Impact Investing & Readiness' will be on 30th November 2022. We are finalising plans for our in person event in the Central Bank in Dublin from 09:30 until 11:15 on 30th November...

SocialFinance.ie Roadshows

SocialFinance.ie Roadshows

The Irish Social Finance Eco-system is poised to introduce it’s first new financial product in over 20 years, following research undertaken by Rethink Ireland, Community Finance Ireland, and Dublin City University, in association with the Irish Social Enterprise...

New Social Finance Product for Ireland

New Social Finance Product for Ireland

The Irish Social Finance Eco-system is poised to introduce it’s first new financial product in over 20 years, following research undertaken by Rethink Ireland, Community Finance Ireland, and Dublin City University, in association with the Irish Social Enterprise...

OUR FUNDING

The project is funded under the EU programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI)