Starting a social enterprise (CFNI) **REGISTRATION CLOSED**

Registration closed
27 January 2021 -
11:00am to 12:30pm

This 1.5hour webinar is part of the CFNI Accelerator Programme funded by the Department of Communities. This session will give you information on things to consider when thinking about setting up a social enterprise.

This webinar is delivered by Social Enterprise NI and they will be joined by some of their members who are social enterprises in NI to share their experience and give advice. 

It is aimed at organisations who are considering starting a social enterprise and want some guidance on how to proceed and questions that they need to ask themselves.

It will cover:

  • What is a social enterprise
  • What are the legal structures a social enterprise can have
  • What to think about when starting a social enterprise
  • Tips and advice from local social enterprises

Amanda Johnston from SENI will give an overview of What is A Social Enterprise, what is the differences between operating as a charity and as a social enterprise and whether community groups/charities should consider starting a trading arm of a social enterprise and the differing legal structures you can be operate as, including the importance of having a board.  

The three other speakers who will talk about their experience starting and running social enterprises are:

The Accelerator Programme

This webinar is part of the Community Foundation for NI Accelerator Programme funded by the Department for Communities. The Accelerator Programme aims to improve the skills and confidence of people in our sector and strengthen organisations at this critical time.  NICVA is delivering a series of webinars from September 2020 to March 2021, for more information visit


Cancellation Policy

Please be aware that you may be charged if you don't attend an event you have registered for—even in the case of free to access events. Full details on NICVA cancellation policy 




Online Session

This session will be facilitated online.  We'll provide instructions and support for participants to get setup.