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Social Enterprises innovating for success:
Northern Ireland Social Enterprise Awards Winners Announced 2013
Social Enterprise NI announces today the winners of this year’s annual Social Enterprise Awards held in Derry/Londonderry UK City of Culture.
Social Enterprise of the year is awarded to Ashton Community Trust. The start up category ‘One to Watch’ went to South Armagh Childcare Consortium, Consumer facing social Enterprise went to Willowbank Ltd, Social Enterprise market builder was awarded to the Northern Health and Social Care Trust. Social Investment deal was won by Drumlin wind energy co-operative for raising £2.7 million in community owned shares.
Full list of winners
Bryson recycling –Environmental SE
Stepping Stones NI – Education jobs and training
Willowbank Ltd – Consumer Facing
Bryson Care – Health and Social Care
Drumlin Wind Energy Cooperative- Social Investment Deal
Northern Health and Social Care Trust – Buy Social Market Builder
The Now Project - Social Impact
USEL – Innovation service or product
South Armagh Childcare Consortium – One to Watch
Derek McClure – Social Enterprise Leader of the year
Ashton Community Trust - Social Enterprise of the year
Third Sector mapping exercise
Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster and Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland have announced the findings of a mapping exercise into the third sector in Northern Ireland. You can access the report at the link below.
Social Economy Work Programme
DETI has appointed Social Enterprise NI to deliver a three year Social Economy Work Programme (SEWP) in direct response to the findings of an independent evaluation of the Northern Ireland Social Economy Sector. The main objective of the SEWP is to develop and implement an agreed three year programme of initiatives to enable the continued growth of a sustainable social economy sector.
Social Enterprise NI is a consortium of social enterprises and social entrepreneurs which have come together to design, manage and deliver a programme of initiatives to support the continued development of a sustainable Northern Ireland social economy sector and to develop an environment where society profits and social enterprises excel at meeting community need.
Further details on the SEWP will be published when available.
Social Economy Initiatives
For details of programmes on Social Enterprise and the community and Voluntary sector click on the link below.