Social Enterprise Supports

Our new SEED Regeneration programme provides free mentoring, supports and training to community groups to set up and run Social Enterprises.

Check out our Supporting Social Enterprises video below to find out about the supports we offer and to learn more about some of our brilliant local Social Enterprises.

A Social Enterprise is a business that trades in order to provide goods and services in the community, tackle problems in society and address environmental issues. Profits generated from trading are reinvested back into the business or local community.

Examples of Social Enterprises could be a community café or shop, a recycling or upcycling project or a workshop creating products for sale – perhaps providing training or employment for marginalised groups - but when it comes to ideas the sky is the limit!  

To find out more about social enterprises, explore an idea you may have or learn about training and supports available, call Eithne Gunning on 01 286 8266.

Our SEED 2 programme is being run in collaboration with Southside Partnership, South Dublin County Partnership and Waterford Partnership.

The SEED Regeneration Programme was approved by government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund, DRCD, and ILDN.

This work is also supported through our SICAP programme.

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SEED-2020

SEED Project logo

Our SEED-2020 Project provided free training in setting up and running Social Enterprises during 2020. SEED stands for Social Enterprise Expansion and Development. The SEED project aims to build a more vibrant and sustainable Social Enterprise sector and help groups build their capacity to trade successfully. The project was a collaboration between Bray Area Partnership and Southside Partnership and covered the Bray and Greystones Municipal District and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown areas. 

Check out the SEED Project showreel to find out about the Social Enterprises supported by SEED in 2020. 

 

 

A Social Enterprise is a business that trades in order to provide goods and services in the community, tackle problems in society and address environmental issues. Profits generated from trading are reinvested back into the business or local community. Examples of social enterprises could be a community café or shop, a recycling or upcycling project or a workshop creating products for sale – perhaps providing training or employment for marginalised groups. To find out more about social enterprises, explore an idea you may have or find out about the training and supports available, call Eithne Gunning on 01 286 8266.

 

Social Enterprise Case Study: Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme

Bray Area Partnership was instrumental in the setting up of the Better Energy Warmer Homes scheme, which provides free energy efficiency works for home owners on a low income living anywhere in Co. Wicklow, including Bray and surrounding counties. It's easy to apply and services include attic insulation, draught-proofing and cavity wall insulation.