Social Impact Ireland Community Awards shine a light on social entrepreneurs/social enterprises who have made a positive social impact on your community. The Social Impact Ireland team pictured above at the Limerick Strand Hotel – Breda Fitzgerald, Learning & Activities Coordinator, Eamon Ryan, CEO ISBC, Pauline Gannon, Director of Social Purpose & Impact and Ken Baird, Marketing Officer. Picture: Richard Lynch/ilovelimerick
Nominations for the Social Impact Ireland Community Awards are now open!
By I Love Limerick Correspondent Ann Mc Donald
After taking a look back at 2021, Social Impact Ireland wants to reward social entrepreneurs/social enterprises for their resilience this year, and are looking for the public to nominate their favourite social entrepreneur/social enterprise for the Social Impact Ireland Community Awards.
The Social Impact Ireland Community Awards shine a light on social enterprises that have found the inner strength to be a voice and a light for positive social impact around Ireland.
When thinking of a social enterprise/entrepreneur to nominate, Social Impact Ireland wants you to think about who has made an impact on your community, who do you admire, and who has stood out as being a real champion during these challenging times.
The three award categories for the Community Awards are:
Community Champion – The social entrepreneur/social enterprise that has created a real social impact in the last year. They have stood out as real champions of the community and deserve recognition.
Community Chameleon – The social entrepreneur/social enterprise that has adapted and pivoted well over the last year. This entrepreneur/enterprise has embraced the changes in how we work and interact in recent times.
Community Cheerleader – The social entrepreneur/social enterprise who has kept the spirit in the community alive. This entrepreneur/enterprise has brought positivity to the community around them.
?Friday's nominees for our #communitychampioncampaign are Siobhan Cafferty
of @JustSocEnt, Rathcroghan Visitor Centre @Rathcroghan, & @TriestpressCLG.
We would love for you to join us on our virtual coffee morning Dec 14 @10am by mailing [email protected] for a link pic.twitter.com/R2kXZpXzsV
— Social Impact Ireland (@SocialimpactIRE) December 10, 2021
Social Impact Ireland has already had many nominations, with the first Community Champion to be nominated being Mamobo Ogoro of Gorm Media, who was nominated by Miriam Sweeney.
Social Impact Ireland was founded in Limerick and strives to make a positive impact on Irish society each and every single day through leadership, elevating the voices of the sector, collaboration, passion, and expertise.
The social entrepreneurs/social enterprises with the most nominations will be announced on Tuesday, December 14 at the Social Impact Ireland Virtual Christmas Coffee Morning, which is open to all to join.
To attend the Social Impact Ireland Virtual Christmas Coffee Morning, email [email protected] for a Zoom link.
To nominate a social entrepreneur/social enterprise for a Social Impact Ireland Community Award go HERE
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