Tipperary County Council intend to hold two webinars on the growth and development of the social enterprise sector in Tipperary on the 27th of May 2021 and the 3rd of June 2021 at 4pm.   The aim of the webinars are to provide information and awareness around the sector with a view to supporting social enterprises already in place and developing new social enterprises in the county. Some of the advantages of a strong social enterprise sector would be the existence of local services, employment and reduced reliance on grants and public funding.

On the 27th of May Kathleen Prendergast will give a background to what a social enterprise is.  A number of inspirational social enterprises from County Tipperary are lined up to present including;

  • Loughmore shop and tea rooms,
  • Siúl Eile Clogheen,
  • SCEAL Lorrha and
  • Ballyporeen Community Council.

These groups will tell their story why they went down the social enterprise route and the challenges they faced.

On the June the 3rd of June Ciaran Lynch will discuss the governance of social enterprises.  North Tipperary Development Company and South Tipperary Development Company will talk about the supports available to groups and individuals.  Rethink Ireland and Clann Credo will talk about what finance is available to social enterprises.

The webinar is being organised by the Community and Economic Section of Tipperary County Council.

To register your interest in attendance please email lcdc@tipperarycoco.ie.  The webinar will be hosted on zoom and a zoom link will issue to you following registration.