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21 May 2012:
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17 May 2012:
"The potential of social enterprise must be realised" - Minister Sean Sherlock TD
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2 May 2012:
Sources of Environmental Funding for SMEs
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1 May 2012:
Sustainability Training
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Arthur Guinness Fund awardees 2011 announced

Published: 18 July 2011

What is the Arthur Guinness Fund?
 "The Arthur Guinness Fund™ is an innovative investment vehicle set up to further the legacy of Arthur Guinness and support social entrepreneurs around the world. Created with an initial investment of over €6m to mark the 250th anniversary of the signing of the lease for the GUINNESS® brewery at St James’s Gate, the fund is committed to identifying and supporting social entrepreneurs globally with the skills and resources required to deliver measureable, transformational change to communities around the world.
 
The Arthur Guinness Fund in Ireland
 "In Ireland, Guinness work in partnership with Social Entrepreneurs Ireland in the development of The Arthur Guinness Fund™ awards programme. Social Entrepreneurs Ireland believe that new and innovative solutions exist to the numerous social and environmental challenges we face today.

The Arthur Guinness Fund™ is designed as a springboard to enable social entrepreneurs to take their initiatives to the next level, and further expand their vision for making a real difference to the people around them.

Covering everything from recycled clothing to teaching English to migrants, each one of the awardees epitomize how one innovative idea, combined with their passion and drive can help deliver transformational change in Ireland." Read more...
 
Congratulations to this year's ten social entrepreneurship awardees who will be supported with professional and business mentoring and financial investment totaling €650,000 over the next two years:
 
Jamie Regan - Hand on Heart Enterprises
John Evoy - Irish Men's Sheds Association
Robin Blandford - Decisions for Heroes
George Boyle -The Fumbally Exchange (FEx)
Michael Hallissy and John Hurley - H2 Learning
Oisin Scollard - Turn2Me
Stephen Plunkett - U-Casadh
Stuart McLaughlin - Fund It
John Kearney - West Cork Rapid Response
Denis Roche - Vivartes
 


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