Kildare Social Enterprise Supports Initiative


What is a Social Enterprise?

A Social Enterprise is an enterprise whose objective is to achieve a social, societal or environmental impact, rather than maximising profit for its owners or shareholders.  It pursues its objectives by trading on an ongoing basis through the provision of goods and/or services, and by reinvesting surpluses into achieving social objectives.  It is governed in a fully accountable and transparent manner and is independent of the public sector.  If dissolved, it should transfer its assets to another organisation with a similar mission.


What is the Kildare Social Enterprise Supports Initiative?

County Kildare LEADER Partnership has recently been approved under the Dormant Accounts Fund for the delivery of a training and mentoring programme for Social Enterprises.


The Kildare Social Enterprise Supports Initiative seeks to support new and existing social enterprises in County Kildare.  This exciting new initiative focuses supports, mentoring and training for established social enterprises in the areas of governance, business and financial planning, marketing and measuring social impact.


The Kildare Social Enterprise Supports Initiative also includes the delivery of workshops in the following areas:

  • Financial planning
  • Sourcing funding and making funding applications.
  • Marketing
  • Communications and social media
  • Strategic planning
  • Developing a business plan
  • Governance
  • Managing staff
  • Managing volunteers
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Measuring social impact.


How do you contact the Kildare Social Enterprise Supports Initiative?


Contact person is:

Brian Kelly

Project Development Officer

Brian Kelly

Our Address:

County Kildare Leader Partnership

Jigginstown Commercial Centre


Co. Kildare