Start a social enterprise

Support for social enterprises in Northern Ireland


As well as the mainstream support available to all business start-ups there are some initiatives designed for social entrepreneurs.

Social Enterprise NI is a central meeting point for social enterprises in Northern Ireland. It provides a platform for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and best practice exchange to drive real social change. You can also keep track of latest events and news relating to social enterprises.

If you are not a Social Enterprise NI member - you can apply for membership to access new business opportunities, network with social enterprise leaders, share best practice, collaborate with like-minded organisations, and receive advice and guidance. Read more on how to become a SENI member.