Social Enterprise Supports
OLDC supports voluntary groups/individuals all across Offaly who are already running, or who are thinking of setting up a social enterprise. A social enterprise is a business run by a group of volunteers who charge for a product or service, where all traded income is reinvested in sustaining and developing the business, and where the product or service provided is a response to a local relevant social need. These supports come in many formats from individual staff or board member mentoring and guidance to the provision of facilitated relevant training, information or networking opportunities that will enhance the skills of those involved in the project.
What is a Social Enterprise?
A social enterprise is an enterprise: - that trades for a social/ societal purpose; where at least part of its income is earned from its trading activity; is separate from government; and where the surplus is primarily re-invested in the social objective.
What types of support are available?
OLDC have over the past five years developed an interactive working relationship with over 25 currently trading social enterprises across Offaly. These supports have always aimed to be direct and relevant and take the following form depending on the stage of formation of the enterprise:
What supports are within the programme?
Who can avail of those supports?
Any person or group who is interested or already involved in social enterprise development.
How can I find out more information on your training or development programmes?
Please ring Sarah on 087 6312676 or OLDC Crank House Banagher on 057 9151622.
For further information contact:
Offaly Local Development Company,
Crank House ,Banagher
Tel. 057 9151622.or 087 6312676