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The voice for Social Enterprises & Social Entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland.
Connecting, supporting, developing and sustaining vibrant businesses to create social change.

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The Book Reserve (CIC) is a pioneering and innovative new start-up social enterprise – We are looking for an experienced cafe manager to join our management team.

Café Manager – The Book Reserve and The Thinking Cup Café

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

For anyone interested in a Catering Opportunity, Tender has been launched today by DSD, with closing date 20th February please follow link for details


The BIG IMPACT Event - 12 March

Following on ‘The Big Questions’ event hosted by Social Enterprise NI two years ago – where are we now? What’s changed? What distance have we travelled? What impact has the sector had?

Showcase Day - North West - 16 April

Each year we take a different geographic area to promote and showcase some of our members.

Health & Social Care Working Group (March & April)

As we see the language around ‘Commissioning for Social Value’ and ‘Co-design’ developing does this create real opportunity for Social Enterprises?

Members Forum - 20 April 15

As a Membership organisation the views of our members is central. Could you contribute to shaping and driving the agenda around Social Enterprise? Can you work collaboratively for the better of the sector?

Balmoral Show 13-15 May

Social Enterprise NI will be taking a stand this year at the Balmoral Show to promote the work of Social Enterprise NI and our members.
Members are invited to take a slot on the stand along with promoting your goods and services.

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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.

Employers’ National Insurance contributions for under 21s

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

Southern Area Hospice Services is a charity providing care free of charge to local people with cancer, and other terminal illnesses, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neuron Disease, HIV and Aids.

PIPS Newry and Mourne offers the community a targeted response to suicide and self harm and is the leading suicide prevention charity in the area.

Community Change is a registered charity, established in 1981, which focuses on assisting local communities, organisations and partnerships to prepare for and manage change, upskill, build capacity and embed good working practices.

Community Growing Solutions CIC (CGS) is a horticultural social enterprise, based in Fife, supporting all community growing activities across Scotland and the UK.

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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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