Support for social enterprises

Do you want to change the world? Then you deserve some support.

Whether you are an individual social entrepreneur or a group wanting to establish a social enterprise to help your community or the environment, you can benefit from our advice and financial assistance to help you achieve your goals.

Your first step should be to contact your local council for information.

Also there are 11 Social Enterprise Hubs located across Northern Ireland. They assist in the creation of new social enterprises by offering mentoring, training, workshops and office and retail space for test trading. Find out more about the Social Enterprise Hubs.


You can also visit the website where you'll find practical advice about starting a social enterprise.


Check out the support available through other organisations such as the Ulster Community Investment Trust, the NI Council for Voluntary Action, and Social Enterprise NI.


Not sure that this support is right for you?
Contact Us and we can explore options for your business together.


Our support may be subject to some eligibility criteria.


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