This week saw the publication of a draft National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland open for public consultation, seeking the views of stakeholders and the public to inform the policy.
The Draft National Social Enterprise Policy is part of a suite of policy initiatives which will complement the Strategy to Support the Community and Voluntary Sectors in Ireland, and the forthcoming National Volunteering Strategy, which are also being developed by the Department of Rural And Community Development.
The proposed draft policy is focused on three Objectives:
- Building Awareness of Social Enterprise
- Growing and Strengthening Social Enterprise
- Achieving Better Policy Alignment
Responses will inform the preparation of the National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland.
The closing date for submissions is Tuesday 14th May 2019.
You can view or download a copy of the draft National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland 2019-2022 HERE
How To Participate
The recommended means of response is by email to: SEConsultation@drcd.gov.ie. Alternatively, responses can be posted to:
Social Enterprise Policy Consultation,
Department of Rural and Community Development,
10-11 Leinster Street South,
Please include full contact details and the name of the organisation or entity you are responding on behalf of, if relevant.
Submissions should be as concise as possible but in any event should not exceed 10 pages. Any submissions received after the closing date of the 14th of May 2019 may not be considered.
Responses will inform the preparation of the National Policy on Social Enterprise.
Any submissions received may be published on the Department’s website.