About THE PROJECT

Purpose

Vision

That Irish social enterprises are investment ready and have many ways to access social finance opportunities

Mission

To co-design and develop new social financing instruments and an investment readiness tool for social enterprises in Ireland

Values

Collaboration; Openness; Supportive; Informed by Research

what we will achieve

Outputs of the project include the following.

Mapping

Research: mapping the social finance market in Ireland

Finance Instruments

Identify suitable finance instrument/s or mechanisms to support social enterprises based in EU best practices

Program

Design an investment-readiness program tailored to the Irish landscape of social enterprise and financial markets to build investment-readiness

Identify Managers

Identify suitable financial managers for the social finance instruments/ mechanisms envisaged and providers for the investment-readiness programme developed

Collaboration

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between private, public and non-for-profit partners to piloting the financial instrument/s identified

Recommendations

Identify and suggest future potential funding schemes to sustain the implementation and future longevity of the financial instrument

Dissemination

Disseminate the mapping and consultation research findings to the wider social enterprise community

Website

Build and manage a website/ blog/ social profile for the project

Consortium Partners

Rethink Ireland

Rethink Ireland

Dublin City University

Dublin City University

Community Finance Ireland

Community Finance Ireland

SUPPORTING Partner

Irish Social Enterprise Network

Irish Social Enterprise Network