Irish Charity Seeks to Boost Social Entrepreneurship

The Arthur Guinness Fund has partnered with Ashkoka, a global network of more than 2,500 social entrepreneurs. As part of the partnership, the fund will award grants to 30 social entrepreneurs over the next three years. The grants are expected to be at 6 million pounds (USD9 million) by 2012, according to Third Sector Online.

The fund, with Ashkoka’s help, will choose the grantees based on their commitment to social entrepreneurship and dedication to “refining, testing and spreading their vision.”

The Arthur Guinness Fund was established in 2009 in memory of the Guinness brewery business’ founder Arthur Guinness. It is supported by Guinness & Co. and has funded various projects in the U.K., Ireland, Indonesia and the U.S.

The application process starts on Sept. 28.

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