Two Limerick-based social enterprises among winners of €530,000 social enterprise fund

TWO social enterprises based in Limerick are among 28 winners of Rethink Ireland’s Social Enterprise Development Fund and Social Enterprise Start-Up Fund.

These funds aim to support and develop social enterprises across Ireland that work to improve the lives of communities.

Gorm Media and the Limerick Health Hub are winners of the Social Enterprise Start-Up Fund (2021-2022), an €800,000 fund developed in partnership with the Department of Rural and Community Development through the Dormant Accounts Fund, aimed at supporting social enterprises at start-up and early life.

Gorm Media is a digital media social enterprise whose mission is to unify social, political and cultural differences and advance the belonging of marginalized communities.

Kileely’s Health Hub, a program developed as part of The Learning Hub, emphasizes health education aimed at supporting and educating all age groups.

Dr Pat Daly, Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council Local Authority, said: “We would like to extend our congratulations to each winner on their success in receiving an award from the Social Enterprise Fund of Rethink Ireland.

“Coming out of an extremely difficult period for Irish society, we are delighted with this good news for Limerick. Social enterprises have an important role to play in helping Ireland become a more inclusive and equal society. Organizations like Gorm Media and Health Hub are leading the charge not only in creating jobs, but in working to bring about positive social change.

Rethink Ireland CEO Deirdre Mortell commented on the winner’s announcement saying: “Social enterprises are part of the social fabric of our communities as they play a key role in developing solutions to the biggest challenges we face. daily. From a toy library that offers rental toys for families to reduce waste, to a therapeutic adventure group focused on solving youth mental health issues, or a welcoming community center that integrates and includes immigrants and refugees into Irish society through support and learning opportunities, social enterprises show a deep level of care for everyone in a community across Ireland. We are so grateful to our supporting partners and are thrilled to have the opportunity to support these wonderful organizations.

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