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On October 11th Social Entrepreneurs Ireland hosted their SEI Awards in Dublin’s Mansion House.

This year’s awardees included a diverse range of winners, providing solutions to issues such as accessible travel, providing support for those living with social anxiety disorder, creating a national wellbeing movement to help change how we talk about mental health.

Each of our Awardees began with an idea, a hope that they could make a change to the lives of those around them.
Many of our Awardees used their own lived experience to provide a solution to improve a system that is either too slow, inadequate or missing.
This is the essence of social entrepreneurship. To go beyond the norm, to not only maintain a set of beliefs but to actively engage them in order to create social change.


There were three winners of the Impact Programme; each winning €140,000 in funding and support, as well as participation in a 2 year support programme.

These winners were:

Niall Breslin & Susan Quirke: A Lust For Life
Clare Brady: Lakers
Dara Connolly: ReCreate 



There were six winners of the Elevator Programme; each winning €30,000 in funding and support, as well as participation in a 1 year support programme.

These winners were:

Noelle Daly & Stephen Cluskey: Mobility Mojo
Barry Grant: Problem Gambling Ireland
Shane McKenna & Killian Redmond: Dabbledoo Music
Cliona Curley & Alex Cooney: CyberSafeIreland
Francis Cleary: Step Out Ireland
Sam Synnott & Judith Ashton: Buddy Bench Ireland


Huge congratulations to them all!
We wish them all the success in the world and look forward to seeing what they do in the future.