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  • Social Economy Incentive Fund 2022

    Our Social Economy Incentive Fund is open to applications from social enterprises and co-operatives in Belfast. Our support to social enterprise and co-operative local businesses in Belfast has been ongoing since 2016. 

  • Join our social economy register

    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.

  • Edenderry Village Energy co-operative

    Ronan from Edenderry Village Co-operative explains how they benefitted from our social economy support.

Contact us

For more information and advice, get in touch.

economicdevelopment@belfastcity.gov.uk

028 9027 0482

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

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