Social Enterprise of the Year Award Winner
The winner of this year’s Social Enterprise of the Year award was Kindertree Community Playgroup. Congratulations
Kindertree Community Playgroup
A pre-school educational centre for 3-4 year olds, Kindertree Community Playgroup is run by a management committee made up of parent volunteers. The aim of the playschool is to provide a happy, safe and caring environment while promoting the rights of the children.
Having forged strong links with local primary schools the Playschool provides a crucial transition programme by encouraging many visits before actually starting, helping the children settle better. A very visible cross community initiative, Kindertree Community Playgroup is a valued local resource and social enterprise.
Adult ADHD NI
Based in Enniskillen, Adult ADHD NI has been set up to support adults with ADHD in Northern Ireland. With a purpose of creating awareness, they also aim to educate professionals/public at a local and national level to ensure that all adults with ADHD have fair and equitable access to health, social, employment, and other services needed.
With a functioning committee, team of volunteers, student counsellors, a coordinator and many outreach community support and links, Adult ADHD NI is a highly motivated group and extremely active in the community.
Fermanagh Community Transport
A not for profit organisation, Fermanagh Community Transport is a registered charity established to provide services throughout Fermanagh for members who have difficulty due to lack of transport or other mobility issues. Governed by a Board of Directors, the organisation has 16 staff members and 12 volunteer social car drivers and all money made is put straight back in.
With a strong support from the local community and the likes of sporting organisations, Fermanagh Community Transport is a prime example of a fully functioning & successful social enterprise.
Roslea Enterprise Centre
A not for profit organisation, Roslea Enterprise Centre is a cross community initiative consisting of 11 units. Built in 1994, the centre has achieved an excellent occupancy rate and as a result has just completed a much needed extension to accommodate demand.
The centre is very much part of the community from providing opportunities for entrepreneurs to start off their business to being at the heart of many events. This is a prime example of how social enterprises benefit the local community to the core.