Learning Hub Limerick – Social Enterprise Hub for recent Graduates of Further and Third level in Limerick
What is a Social Enterprise Hub for Graduates ?
This is a space provided to recent graduates (1-5 years out of further and third level education) with an incubation space to that will enable them to develop social enterprises or businesses with a social enterprise element to them.
What is the benefit to the graduate social entrepreneur?
- No cost office space – you will have access to a desk space in a communal office.
- You will have free internet access
- Parking is available
- Collaborative working environment
- Access to mentoring and professional expertise
- Opportunity to give 4 hours voluntary service that utilises your skills and also adds to your CV
- An opportunity to link with the wide network of partner organisations linked to Learning Hub Limerick
What’s the catch?
This is a space that is available at no cost. However, each individual must agree to donate 4 hours of their expertise per week to the Learning Hub.
You will be responsible for your own phone, post and print arrangements. A small communal printer is provided.
We will prioritise those applicants who have a strong history of volunteering or placement in the community and voluntary sector and to applicants with project ideas that will add value to activity at the Learning Hub.
What is the benefit to the Learning Hub and the wider community?
The aim is offer start up social entrepreneurs the opportunity to work in a communal enterprise incubation space while also giving their time and talents directly to a community that can benefit from their skills and expertise.
The Social Enterprise Graduate Hub will provide the Learning Hub with expertise and will bring social entrepreneurs into an area of the city where they can network and learn from well established community development organisations, educational projects, small businesses and existing social enterprises.
The Learning Hub sees the graduate social entrepreneurs as an asset to the organisation and the wider community and will encourage them to be a resource to local organisations also.
How do I apply for a desk at the Social Enterprise Hub for Graduates?
Please contact Jennifer Moroney-Ward for further information and an application form.