Social Economy

Social Economy

Social Economy

 

To ensure the vibrant social economy sector is supported and enhanced.
 

Objective

Actions

Contact (Lead & Partners)

Action Ref. #

Develop an Interagency Social Enterprise Strategy to support the retention and expansion of existing social enterprises and the development of new social enterprises 

 

Deliver and support an inter-agency group to develop a Social Enterprise Strategy.

LCDC, Cork City Council, HSE and relevant stakeholders

5.1

 

Deliver and support a Social Enterprise Development Co-ordinator/animator for the City and a Multi-Agency forum to drive the delivery and implementation of a social enterprise strategy.

 

LCDC, Cork City Council and relevant stakeholders

5.2

 

Co-ordinate the delivery of a study on the economic and social impact and benefits of the social economy (including Community Employment) in Cork City and its potential to expand.

Cork City Council, Cork CETB, Clann Credo, Cork City Partnership, UCC, CIT, LCDC, Social Enterprises Managers Network

 

5.3

 

Raise awareness among the private, public and community sector of the benefits of the social economy sector and promote the use of Social economy champions for Cork City.

 

LCDC, Cork City Council and relevant stakeholders

 

 

Increase linkages between private sector employers and social and community enterprises and activities in the City in order to increase the impacts of social economy. 

 

Cork City Council, CETB, Cork City Partnership, and other.

5.5

 

Evaluates the Boomerang Enterprises and explore its potential to be rolled out nationally and extended to other forms of re-use.

LCDC, Cork Smart Gateway and relevant stakeholders

5.6

 

Raise awareness of the supports, specialist knowledge and funding sources available to develop social enterprises within marginalised communities.

 

Clann Credo and Cork City Council.

5.7

Support initiatives for specific groups that face challenges, such as young people, Travellers, homeless, Roma, people with disabilities, lone parents, and new communities.

Support and develop a city wide inter-agency group to promote the employment of Young people, Travellers, Homeless, Roma, and People with Disabilities, lone parents and new communities including a mentoring programme.

HSE, Cork City Council, CETB, Cork City Partnership, and other relevant stakeholders.

 

5.8

 

Promote the availability of any community and business financial supports that can develop social enterprises within marginalised communities.

 

Clann Credo and Cork City Council.

5.9

Provide employment opportunities for artists and strengthen arts organisations delivering programmes in community settings.

 

Continue to develop and support opportunities for artists working in the area of early years.

 

Cork City Council, HSE and Community Groups.

5.10

 

Leverage resources to support arts organisations in delivery of community based programmes.

Cork City Council, IBEC, Business stakeholders, HSE, CETB, and Community stakeholders.

 

5.11