06/11/2018

Mayor Launches Social Enterprise Programme

The Mayor, Councillor Paul Michael, launches the Social Enterprise Programme with Derek Browne (Insight Social Enterprise Solutions CIC) and Emma Garrett (Mallusk Enterprise Park).

The new initiative aims to boost the local economy, create jobs and provide social benefit through sustainable and ethical business models. The programme will be delivered by Mallusk Enterprise Park in partnership with Insight Social Enterprise Solutions CIC.
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The programme offers a range of support to incubate and stimulate social economy projects in the Borough, including one to one mentoring, business skills workshops and a bursary. The programme will work with startup social enterprises and existing organisations.

Two Information and Inspiration events have been organised at Mallusk Enterprise Park on 6 November from 6-8pm and at Antrim Civic Centre on 30 November from 10am-12noon. These will include presentations from existing social enterprises that have been successful in establishing profitable businesses and supporting local social projects, as well as more information about how to apply to join the programme. These events are free and open to everyone with places being booked through Mallusk Enterprise Park.

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