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Social Impact Ireland event – The team from Social Impact Ireland pictured above. Picture: Travers Photography

Social Impact Ireland, on behalf of the Department of Rural & Community Development, invite all stakeholders to Thomond Park in Limerick for a roundtable discussion and art exhibition from the sector

Social Impact Ireland event invites local stakeholders to Thomond Park, December 15, 2022
Miriam Spollen, founder of Connections Arts Centre with Minister of Disabilities & Equality, Minister Anne Rabbitte. Picture: James Devlin

Social Impact Ireland (SII), a recognised national organisation that supports social enterprises, has partnered with the Department of Rural & Community Development (DRCD), to host the Social Enterprise Regional Stakeholder consultation event for the Midwest and Southwest region on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at Thomond Park Stadium in Limerick.

The new Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland is due in 2023. In anticipation of this, SII want to hear from Social Enterprises and stakeholders across Limerick, Cork, Kerry, Clare and Tipperary, on what challenges and opportunities they see in the sector.

The Social Impact Ireland event will feature Roundtable discussions will take place focusing on the challenges, proposed solutions and opportunities facing social enterprises over the next five years. 

Pauline Gannon, co-founder of SII, says “There is only one voice that really matters when it comes to the future of Social Enterprise in Ireland and that is the voice of those on ground doing the workday in and day out. It is crucial you have your voices heard and this event is an opportunity to be heard by those who will be deciding on that future.” 

Alongside the roundtable discussions, an art exhibition will be displayed featuring pieces from artists in the social enterprise sector. Connections Arts Centre is an award winning not for profit social enterprise supporting the disability community in Ireland. Miriam Spollen, founder of Connections, says “Our mission is to assist people with disabilities to overcome barriers encountered every day that led to them being devalued and excluded from their communities. We do this by providing accessible arts, lifestyle and training programmes that are inclusive of everybody.” 

SII encourages Social Enterprises and relevant stakeholders to bring along their Pop-Up Banners to display in the Social Impact exhibition area. 

The Social Impact Ireland event will run in Munster Rugby Sports Club, Thomond Park, Limerick on Thursday, December 15 from 9.30am to 1pm and to register visit HERE

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