Social Impact Ireland have partnered with Social Enterprise Mark CIC, an international accreditation body to pioneer the

Social Enterprise Mark

in Ireland.

SE Mark Awards event

The Social Enterprise Mark defines what it means to be a genuine social enterprise. It is an international accreditation, which acts as an independent, externally assessed guarantee that a business is operating as a social enterprise. On November 19th 2020 the SE Mark was launched in Ireland – Pauline Gannon of Social Impact Ireland and Lucy Findlay of Social Enterprise Mark CIC hosted a hugely successful online event discussing the SE Mark and its benefits to social enterprises. Two years on the pilot programmes are completed and the Social Enterprise Mark will be readily available throughout Ireland.

We are hosting an event to celebrate the Social Enterprise Mark first awardees in Ireland.

Date: Nov 15th 2022
Venue: Rediscovery Centre, Dublin
Time: 2-4pm

Meet the SE Mark awardees

The Rediscovery Centre
The Rediscovery Centre
The Rediscovery Centre is the National Centre for the Circular Economy
in Ireland. A creative movement connecting people, ideas and resources
to support greener low carbon living.

“We bring together the skills and expertise of artists, scientists, designers and craftspeople united in a common purpose of sustainability. Located in a bespoke
demonstration eco-facility, we support four reuse social enterprises”

Clarecare is the largest Clare based, not for profit Social Enterprise
providing a unique range of support services for people in County Clare.

“More than 50 Years Serving Co. Clare, the initial focus was the provision of services for older persons, but by the end of the 1970s, we had extended into services for children and families as more needs were identified.”

Spraoi agus Spórt
Spraoi agus Spórt
Spraoi agus Spórt is an award winning social enterprise based in Donegal.

“We provide services and activities for young families, children, young people, and adults that are inclusive of disability and/or autism. We work to address disadvantage, strengthen our community and enhance opportunities in this region.”

Lifford Old Courthouse
Lifford Old Courthouse
Lifford Old Courthouse is a centre for the entire community.

“Established with the objectives of preserving our historic building and creating employment, today we continue with these objectives in mind, as well as focussing on the promotion of the arts, heritage, culture and community throughout
Lifford and its environs.”

Siul Eile
Siul Eile
Siul Eile is a social enterprise helping communities come together to form walking programs and challenges using the under-utilised local environment in their own community and to develop a sustainable walking culture in their community.

“We build walking programs for beginners, those looking to maintain their walking fitness and advanced walkers using quiet country roads, forest paths, tracks and trails.”

Alex's Adventure
Alex's Adventure
Alex’s Adventure offers a wide range of services to help young people learn about substances and substance misuse.

“We’ve developed the worlds first ‘Build your own ED-Venture’ e-learning programme that’s designed to make teachers lives easier and give students a fun, safe and non judgmental environment to truly learn about drugs and the choices we all make in life.”

Foodshare Kerry
Foodshare Kerry
Foodshare Kerry provides an invaluable link between producers of surplus food and
charities that specialise in combating food poverty.

“We act as a foodbank and supply depot where the produce we collect is stored, sorted, graded and distributed to front line agencies such as the St Vincent de Paul.”

Meet the Guest Speakers

Lorraine Corcoran
Lorraine CorcoranDirector, Social Enterprise Republic of Ireland (SERI)
Lucy Findlay
Lucy Findlay Managing Director, Social Enterprise Mark CIC
Liam Quinn
Liam QuinnNorthdoc

For more details on the Social Enterprise Mark, visit here.