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  • Go Social Incentive Fund

    The Go Social Incentive Fund is open to applications from social enterprises in Belfast. These awards will make a significant impact on the successful applicants and will help them develop and grow their social enterprise in Belfast. 

    Read information about the Go Social Incentive

    Our Social Enterprise and Co-operative support to local businesses in the city has been ongoing since 2016. 

  • Join our social economy register

    Is your organisation a social enterprise or co-operative based in Belfast? We are inviting organisations in Belfast’s social economy sector to join our social economy register.  We want to help Belfast’s social economy sector grow. We need to hear from you to make sure our support is aligned to your needs.

    By registering your organisation, you will help us:

    • map the sector’s needs
    • identify areas where support is needed
    • shape any future provision we offer

    To register your organisation as a social enterprise or co-operative in Belfast, complete our online form:

    Register as a social economy organisation in Belfast (link opens in a new window)

  • Social enterprise and co-operative support

    We can help you when setting up a new social enterprise or co-operative.

    Through our tailored support you’ll get:

    • advice on legal issues
    • best practice visits
    • business planning
    • help to explore and secure finance
    • help to generate ideas
    • networking opportunities
    • peer to peer learning
    • sales and marketing coaching
    • support choosing the right governance structure
    • tailored workshops

    If you’re an individual or group interested in starting a new social enterprise or co-operative, or an organisation which currently relies on funding and you want to explore moving to a social enterprise or co-operative model, contact us on 028 9027 0482 or register your interest online.

Contact us

For more information and advice, get in touch.

028 9027 0482

Economic Development, 4th floor, 9 Adelaide, 9-21 Adelaide Street, Belfast, BT2 8DJ

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