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10% discount in 2015 for your members.  Please see press article below for more information on Rebound Physio

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Community Connect Dinner - 19 May

Members are invited to join us along with Northern Ireland Assembly Committee Members to gain a greater insight into of the work of the Assembly, its committees and to create closer working relationships between the Assembly and the Social Enterprise sector.

All Party Working Group - Showcase Event - 1 June

Social Enterprise NI established the All Party Working Group in 2014 to raise the profile and key issues of the sector at a cross-party level.

Social Enterprise NI Conference

The concept of ‘Buying Social’ is growing in awareness. The landscape is changing and generating and diversifying income is critical.

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A new state-of-the-art physiotherapy clinic in Belfast will be ploughing all of its profits into a charity helping brain injury vi

Social Development Minister, Mervyn Storey MLA, has recently visited Bryson Energy, part of the Bryson  Charitable Group to find

“We are planning to run our highly regarded Experiential Coach Programme (Personal and Community) in the near future. The objective of this Programme is to enable individuals to achieve a high level of capability in Coaching, which can be used in a variety of settings.

During Minister Hamilton’s Budget announcement yesterday, he referred to social enterprises and public sector reform. He announced £1.9 million to DSD for nurture units and the social enterprise programme and highlighted his intention to bring forward to the Executive a paper proposing the creation of a Social Innovation Fund

Showcase of NI Social Enterprises

Clanrye Group, established in 1982, is one of Northern Ireland’s premier training organisations offering training opportunities for a diverse group of people.

Clanrye has established itself as a leader in the provision of specialised training for those who are unsure about their future career direction and require guidance and considerable support.

Oasis Caring in Action is a community organisation which works to 'Transform Lives, Transform Communities' through the provision of childcare, training, and befriending services.

Based within the heart of Inner East Belfast, and now with branches in West Belfast, Antrim and Coleraine. Our desire is to see people empowered within their personal, family and community lives; through support, training and resources.

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd was established in October 2013 to support the work of the Charity, Volunteer Now. Volunteer Now works to promote, enhance and support volunteering across Northern Ireland. Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd delivers training and capacity building programmes, provides assessment against quality standards, consultation and research services, and all forms of bespoke support to volunteer-involving organisations.

People1st is a training organisation delivering training and employment initiatives to support individuals and employers.

We are a major contract holder for the Department for Employment & Learning (DEL), offering a range of occupational training, qualifications and funding streams including:

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Membership is open to both organisations and individuals to reflect the valued input Social Entrepreneurs bring to the economy, but who may not yet be running an organisation. We welcome membership from organisations in the Private, Public or Third Sectors who wish to associate with the work of Social Enterprise NI.

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Trade Social Directory

Social Enterprise NI recommends Trade Social, the online directory of Social Enterprises in NI, encouraging networking and sales to each other, the public and private sectors, and general public.

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