Closes 31 Oct 2023

Opened 4 Sep 2023


The Department for the Economy current funds a Social Economy Work Programme which delivers strategic support to the social enterprise sector. The Work Programme is currently delivered on the Department’s behalf by Social Enterprise Northern Ireland (SENI).

The current three-year work programme comes to an end in March 2024, and DfE has developed a draft one-year work programme to run from March 2024. The work programme takes a different approach to previous programmes, with less objectives and activities, and a greater focus on the outcomes that the Department would like to see. The draft objectives and activities have been developed to align with the 10x Economic Vision, specifically the inclusive growth ambitions.

Your views are welcomed on the proposals. It is the Department's intention to go to open call for delivery of objectives 1-3 of the programme in November 2023, taking account of feedback obtained. The research outlined under objective 4 would be taken forward separately by DFE.

Give us your views


  • Companies


  • Services and programmes