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SEI is open for applications

SEI is delighted to launch our national call for applications 2021.

SEI is delighted to launch their national call for applications 2021. They are inviting everyone to “see the challenge, be the change” by applying for a place on our Ideas Academy – aimed at those with an early-stage idea to solve a social problem, or the Impact Programme – aimed at high-potential social entrepreneurs looking to grow their impact.


They are looking for people across the country with innovative ideas to solve social problems – people with courage, insight, and ambition to put forward a solution to a social problem, and act on it.


About SEI's Programmes

Up to 60 places are available on the Ideas Academy, made up of 15 social entrepreneur-led projects across four groups (two groups in the East, one group in the West, and one group in the South). This three-month programme will provide participants with the support and direction they need as they take the first steps from idea to action.

Learn more about the Ideas Academy


Up to five places are available on the Impact Programme aimed at high-potential social entrepreneurs. Awardees will join this nine-month programme, where they will receive mentorship, training, and consultancy in areas such as leadership development, fundraising, governance, strategic planning, and communications, in addition to €20,000 in direct funding.

Learn more about the Impact Programme


SEI’s national call for applications is supported by DCC plc. The Ideas Academy is supported by Bank of America (Lead Corporate Sponsor), Lifes2Good Foundation (Sponsor of the Ideas Academy West) and the Tomar Trust (Supporter of the Ideas Academy South).


Sign up for SEI's Spark Session

Join SEI for their Spark Session at 1 pm on Thursday, 11th March – a free, online event to demystify what it is to be a social entrepreneur, inspire you to take action, and show you how SEI can support you on your journey. Register HERE. All welcome!


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