The ARISE Programme
Developed by Speedpak Group, WISE Ireland is one of 42 projects that won funding from the 2022 Awareness Raising Initiative for Social Enterprise [ARISE] programme that was established to provide funding to social enterprises (and their support and network organisations) to carry out awareness raising initiatives for increasing awareness of social enterprises and their potential.
Developing and promoting a wide understanding of social enterprise is a key priority of the National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland 2019-2022, and the success of the Policy depends in large part on the success in communicating the message about what Social Enterprises are, with the public, amongst social enterprises and other businesses, and across the civil and public service.
Working in partnership with social enterprise stakeholders, the Department of Rural & Community Development has developed an Awareness Strategy for social enterprise in Ireland. Its main aims are to:
- Provide a common approach to the communications and language around social enterprise.
- Foster a common understanding of the value of social enterprise.
- Collectively empower social enterprises to have a voice and a role in raising awareness.
Funding for this scheme has been provided from the Dormant Accounts Fund.
ARISE Programme Awardees
Ability Equine Assisted Therapy, Meath
Amber Womens Refuge CLG, Kilkenny
Bagenalstown Community River Trips, Carlow
Ballyhoura Rural Services, Limerick
Bundoran Community Development CLG, Donegal
Coiste Forbrartha an Fhál Carraigh, Donegal
Comharchumann Forbartha Cill tSeadhna Teo, Mayo
Dublin Food Co-op Society LTD, Dublin
Empower / One Step Closer Community Service Programme, Dublin
Féach (supporting families of blind children, Wicklow
Fethard Community Development Association, Wexford
Galway City Partnership CLG, Galway
Galway Traveller Movement ,Galway
Global Action Plan CLG, Dublin
Habitat for Humanity Ireland, Dublin
Innovate Dublin Communities CLG, Dublin
Kilkee Community Centre, Clare
Lifford Association Tourism Commerce Heritage CLG, Donegal
Lift Ireland Foundation, Dublin
Mullinahone Community Council, Tipperary
PACE Social Enterprise, Dublin
Quality Matters trading as We Make Good, Dublin
Carers Network Ireland, Galway
South Kildare Small Jobs, Kildare
Truagh Development Association CLG, Monaghan
Venture Out Wilderness Project CLG, Galway