Social Enterprise

Field of Dreams Social Enterprise, Bishopstown, Cork

A ‘social enterprise’ differs from a ‘private enterprise’ in that it is established to meet a social challenge or need and generally, will reinvest profits back into expanding its socially or environmentally orientated support and services.

Each year, SECAD Partnership supports social enterprises to access funding to grow and expand.

Programmes supporting social enterprises vary depending on demand and time of year.

Eligibility criteria will apply to participants.

Click below for case study examples of social enterprises supported by SECAD Partnership.

Contact info@secad.ie or 021 461 3432 to find out more.

SECAD Partnership is working with Savour Food, a food waste reduction initiative working with food processors, restaurants and food retailers across East Cork to reduce food waste and associated costs.
Wild Work creates connections, ecologically, and between business and community; while bringing wonderful wildness back into people’s everyday lives.
SECAD Partnership works with farmers and farm families through enterprise training and capital assistance programmes to enable farmers to upskill, and to diversify activities on or off farm. Farmers possess a unique set of skills and resources which often make them well suited to enterprise development.
WREN is a training and mentoring programme for women who wish to become self-employed or who are already in the early stages of business development.  The online, interactive workshops, are delivered via Zoom and provide the essential skills to develop the Good Business Practices necessary for the development of a sustainable business. 
Rural Tourism is critical to the economy of County Cork. Tourism is boosted by the region’s close proximity to traditionally strong tourism routes and a ready market of over one million people, nearby access to an airport and ferry port as well as a growing cruise-liner business.

Health & Wellbeing

Community Development

Enterprise & Tourism

Environment

Managing Community Benefit Funds

Supporting Employment