You may have heard of social entrepreneurship and social enterprise, but what do these terms mean and how
could they be applied to address change in your community? Enterprising Communities is an exciting new
course that will provide participants with an understanding of the concepts behind Social Enterprise and
showcase examples of how communities are putting these ideas into practice. The course will also encourage
participants to develop their own ideas for community based initiatives and actively support putting them into
practice. Guest speakers and a study visit will also form part of the course.
Enterprising Communities will be of interest to community groups, individuals and anyone who
wishes to encourage positive change in their community.
Time 10.00pm - 4.30pm
Venue Blessington Community Education Centre, Blessington, Co Wicklow
Fee €80.00 / €30.00 – For those who are active in a community group / in receipt of a social welfare
payment / are more than 20km from the venue
Dates 9 classes on Monday Sept 29, Oct 13, Nov 3, 24, Dec 15, Jan 12, Feb 2, Mar 2 and Mar 23
Facilitator Conor O'Leary is a Tutor with the Community Education Service of KWETB and also works as a
Development Officer with Muintir na Tire in the Eastern Region. He has previously received a
Level 2 award with Social Entrepreneurs Ireland for his work in empowering and supporting local
communities to develop over 500 arts and cultural events. Most recently he has worked with local
communities to develop local festivals, men's sheds and a community shop and cafe.
For more information and an application form contact:
Susan 045 988024
Brenda 087 641 0866
Or download the application form from www.kwetb.ie
Deadline for receipt of applications is September 19th 2014