Enterprise Bursaries Provided

A number of £1,000 bursaries are being provided by the School for Social enterprises in Ireland (SSEI) for its Advanced Diploma in Social enterprise at the University of Ulster. The programme, unique in Ireland, is aimed at those who have an idea to start a social enterprise or those in existing social enterprises or community organisations who are trying to diversify their income streams through business development.

Funding for the bursaries was secured from the US by The Flax Trust.

The advanced diploma is designed to equip participants with the ability to drive social change by growing successful and sustainable social enterprises that will ultimately create a better future.

There are a limited number of bursaries available.

The closing date for applications is Friday, with interviews for those seeking the £1,000 bursaries to be held next Tuesday and Wednesday.

To request a bursary application form or for further information contact course director Dr Anita macnabb at a.macnabb@ulster.ac.uk or by calling 028 9036 8064.

Professor Jackie McCoy from SSEI said: “The 12 month part-time programme will include six two-day modules, peer group learning, study visits and guest-lectures from business leaders and social innovators. “Such is the reputation of the advanced diploma that one of the bursary recipients will be invited to address an international conference examining ‘Societal-driven entrepreneurship’ that will take place next September. “The advanced diploma is delivered by the Ulster business School in partnership with SSEI and accredited by the university of Ulster.”

Source: irishnews.com