Social Franchising Programme

Community & Voluntary Sector Organisations
The Social Franchising Programme helps Community & Voluntary Sector organisations to meet their community’s needs whilst providing an additional stream of unrestricted income by partnering with a profitable enterprise.

The Social Franchisee Start Up Programme offers a free comprehensive support package including:

  • 9 support workshops (over 3 days)
  • 32 hours one to one mentoring with specialist consultants
  • Funding advice and capability support

You can apply for the next cohort of the Social Franchisee Start Up Programme using our Online Application Form


Established Social Enterprises

The Social Franchising Programme assists established social enterprises generate additional income through the replication of their enterprise across Northern Ireland and/or further afield.

The Social Franchisor Growth Programme offers participating organisations a free package of support that gives them all they need to grow including:

  • 12 support workshops (over 6 days)
  • 55 hours one to one mentoring with specialist consultants
  • Funding advice and capability support

Applications for the Social Franchisor Growth Programme are now closed