Recycle IT, a social enterprise providing electrical recycling services is one of 34 projects which have been awarded funding by Rethink Ireland. The Social Enterprise Development Fund is a €3.2 million Fund being delivered from 2018 – 2022. The fund was created by Rethink Ireland in partnership with Local Authorities Ireland and funded by IPB Insurance and the Department of Rural and Community Development through the Dormant Accounts Fund. Rethink Ireland recently announced the 34 Awardees of their Social Enterprise Development Fund; 16 enterprises will receive cash grants and business support, and a further 18 projects have been awarded a place on the organisation’s Genesis Programme which provides strategic business support to organisations.
A social enterprise getting people back-to-work through recycling, a furniture upcycling and reuse project and an accessible mental health counselling, information, and education services for all ages, are just three of 34 social enterprises to be awarded funding and support by Rethink Ireland in 2021. The Social Enterprise Development Fund has been supported by IPB Insurance since 2018. Speaking at the announcement was George Jones, Chairman of IPB Insurance, who said: “We’re proud to see the Fund going from strength to strength each year. Using innovative solutions to tackle social problems in our communities is something IPB Insurance strongly believes in, and we’re delighted to support the fund.
Commenting on the funding announcement, Deirdre Mortell, CEO of Rethink Ireland said: “Just a few weeks ago, Rethink Ireland set out our Manifesto for 2030, detailing the Ireland we want – a fair, inclusive and sustainable Ireland. Today, I’m delighted that Rethink Ireland is awarding both funding and business support to 34 organisations who are actively working to achieve this vision.
“Social enterprises are already living our Manifesto by actively working to tackle the greatest social challenges in Ireland. Whether they are knitting groups working to bring together marginalised members of society, innovative therapy practices using the power and beauty of our coastlines, or innovative ideas to strengthen safety in rural communities, they are the heart of our communities, and we’re delighted to be able to support them.”
Recycle IT are delighted to be announced as one of 34 recipients. The funding received and business supports offered will enhance Recycle IT operations and the services offered over the coming years.
Recycle IT is an award-winning not for profit social enterprise providing collection and drop off services for all types of waste electrical, electronic, and pure metal items. Recycle IT offer services to homes and organizations in Dublin and surrounding areas collecting a range of WEEE which includes thousands of dishwashers, computers, laptops cables, monitors, microwaves, television, and metal items.
Electrical and electronic recycling services delivered by Recycle IT are offered in partnership with WEEE Ireland. Recycle IT are supported by Department of Rural and Community Development, Pobal, South Dublin County Council, the Dormant Accounts Fund. Recycling services are authorized by the National Waste Collection Permit Office and the local authorities across Leinster.
Visit www.recycleit.ie to learn more.