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Go Social Incentive Fund

  • Go Social Incentive Fund

    Our Social Enterprise and Co-operative support to local businesses in the city has been ongoing since 2016. Through the Go Social programme we have supported over 150 social enterprises and co-operatives to date. We have often found that a key barrier at the start up or early-stage growth is the lack of available capital. The Go Social Incentive Fund awards will make a significant impact on the successful applicants and will help them to develop and grow their social enterprise in Belfast.

  • Eligibility criteria

    To be eligible, you must meet the criteria as:

    • a current or past participant of Belfast City Council ‘Go Social’ (since 2016)
    • located in Belfast City Council area
    • participated fully in mentoring through Go Social
    • trading or ready to start trading as a social enterprise or co-operative in the next three to six months
    • an ability to demonstrate the potential impact of the fund on achieving organisation and programme aims

    Those shortlisted will be invited to pitch to a judging panel made up of local social enterprise stakeholders and will be in with the chance to secure social investment to help drive forward their business.

  • How to apply

    To apply to the fund, please email for an application form.

    • The deadline for applications is Thursday 4 November, 5pm
  • Prize fund

    The maximum amount that can be awarded is £10,000. 

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