The Social Enterprise Start-up Fund is an €800,000 Fund which will be delivered over two years: 2021 – 2022. The Fund was created by Rethink Ireland in partnership with the Department of Rural and Community Development via the Dormant Accounts Fund.
On Friday, 5th November 2021 Rethink Ireland announced the Awardees of the Social Enterprise Start-up Fund. The Fund will support twenty-five social enterprises that are all focused on making a positive impact on the social and economic fabric of their community.
We at DigitalHQ are a social enterprise that believe in the positive power of digital growth to help people from all backgrounds achieve a better way to live and work.
Our training programmes take a place based approach to winning the battle for the hearts and minds of people to self start and use digital growth to take control of their economic destiny for future prosperity. All that's needed is a smartphone and a commitment to doing what you can with what you've got!
“We have been working hard at the local level for the past 5 years on empowering our locality and its community of small businesses to attract investment, remote workers, home buyers and shoppers through digital growth. We are now at the point where we want to share our model nationally and being Awardee of Rethink Ireland’s Social Enterprise Start-up Fund puts us in a great position to help many more communities across Ireland. We look forward to participating in this great initiative.“
Eoin Costello, Project Director, DigitalHQ clg