Social Entrepreneurs Ireland 2016 Awards: What if your Big Idea could change Ireland?




€600,000 in support on offer to Ireland's leading social entrepreneurs

We've officially launched this year's SEI Awards. In partnership with our sponsor DCC plc, our nationwide search for the best new solutions to some of Ireland's biggest social and environmental challenges is on. If you know somebody with a big idea that could change Ireland, or you're a social entrepreneur looking to take your project to the next level, we want to hear from you.



Apply Now!

Applications for this year's Awards are now open. We'll be selecting 9 social entrepreneurs to support in 2016. Full details can be found on our website, along with information on which Awards Programme might be the best fit for you and your project. 


 Click here for more information

Attend the Roadshow

The SEI team will be hitting the road to promote our 2016 Awards, and to offer local social entrepreneurs some advice and support with their own projects. We'll be visiting Dublin, Belfast, Galway, and Cork, so be sure to grab your tickets fast before they sell out!


 Register for tickets here



Spread the Word

We're making a real effort to reach out to as many potential applicants as possible in 2016. That's why we're delighted to announce our first ever national outdoor advertising campaign, thanks to the DAA and Exterion Media. On top of that, we're hoping to utilise our amazing network of online supporters to help spread the word. Here's how you can help:



Take an SEI Selfie:

We want to see just how visible our campaign is, so we're offering a potentially life-altering* prize! Grab a selfie with one of our adverts, and we'll send you an exclusive, limited edition, still not available in shops, SEI notepad. Just tweet your photo to @SEIreland to enter, with the first 10 entries taking home a notepad. Our favourite photo of the bunch will also receive two invitations to our 2016 Awards Ceremony in the Mansion House in Dublin later this year. What more could you want?

*May not actually alter your life all that much

Share on Social Media:

We'd also really appreciate it if you could take 30 seconds to share the news about our launch online, and how we might be able to help the next big idea to succeed.

Twitter: What if your big idea could change Ireland? @SEIreland are here to support you. Apply to 

Facebook: What if your big idea could change Ireland? Social Entrepreneurs Ireland have €600,000 in funding and support for 9 social entrepreneurs. Deadline for applications is 7th April. Watch this short video to learn more

LinkedIn: What if your big idea could change Ireland?  Social Entrepreneurs Ireland are accepting applications for their 2016 Awards Programme. They have €600,000 in funding and support for 9 social entrepreneurs. Watch this short video to learn more