Impact Programme


Supporting social entrepreneurs to take their organisation to the next stage

Are you one of Ireland’s highest-potential social entrepreneurs? Do you have what it takes to make real change across the country?


Our Impact Programme is a nine-month accelerator programme that will provide you with specialised support to help you to bring your project or organisation to the next level, with a view to becoming a highly impactful, effective, scalable, and sustainable organisation.

Five social entrepreneurs led organisations will be selected to participate in the Impact Programme. As an Impact Programme Awardee your organisation will receive support in key business areas and direct funding worth over €20,000. You will join Ireland’s largest network of social entrepreneurs working across the country to solve Ireland’s social problems quickly and effectively.

Training & Support

Throughout the nine months, you will work with the Programme Manager to support you in key areas of need. We provide one-to-one support, coaching and consultancy as well as group training, in areas such as leadership development, communications, governance, strategic planning, fundraising, and resilience.


Impact Programme Awardees receive support and mentorship from a large number of extremely experienced social entrepreneurs currently driving social change across the country, along with Ireland’s leading business experts. Awardees also become members of the SEI Community where you can continue to avail of support after the Impact Programme ends.

Funding Available

Impact Awardees receive unrestricted funding of €20,000 to support them to build strong foundations for their organisations and grow their impact, in addition to all non-financial supports mentioned above.

Important Information & Announcements

  • Applications to the Impact Programme open once per year
  • Applications for the 2022 programme are now closed. We will open for applications for our 2023 programme in Spring 2023

More information about the Impact Programme can be found in the Application Guide, including eligibility criteria, key dates, and FAQs.

Supported by:

Kennedy Wilson

Who is it for?

High-potential social entrepreneurs who have a tried and tested solution to a social problem

What we offer

One-to-one advice from our LEAP Programme Manager
€20,000 in direct funding
Group training in areas such as Leadership, Communications, Fundraising, Governance and more.
Mentorship, community & peer support

Key Dates:


Upcoming Callout:

Applications for the 2022 programme are now closed. We will open for applications for our 2023 programme in Spring 2023

Who is eligible?

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and we are committed to providing equal opportunities regardless of gender identity, marital status, family status, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or religion. (The Equal Status Acts 2000-2018)