SEI 2021 Impact Awardees Announced
24th August 2021
Social entrepreneurs solving social problems were awarded €100,000 in funding by Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI) for their fantastic work in helping to create a better world for all.
Food waste, inequalities for multilingual families, a lack of supports for people with dyslexia, the need for increased grief education, and the exclusion and isolation caused by inaccessible games controllers are the social issues being tackled by the SEI 2021 Impact Awardees.
The five organisations, which address social problems through innovative solutions, have won a place on the SEI Impact Awards programme and will each receive €20,000 in unrestricted funding, in addition to receiving bespoke mentorship and training over the next nine months to grow their impact.
Brandon Blacoe and Eibhlin O’Riordan of ByoWave – makes modular, accessible, and customisable video game controllers for people with disabilities, enabling everyone to build their own way to play.
Dr Francesca La Morgia, Mother Tongues – creates and delivers training and informative resources in the areas of multiculturalism and bilingualism.
Graham Brocklebank, Peer Educational Technologies – Peer is cloud-based assistive technology solution for people with dyslexia by addressing their issues with accessibility, reading and spelling.
Aisling Kirwan & Mark Kirwan, Positive Carbon – works with hospitality businesses to reduce their impact on the environment through using its fully automated food waste monitoring technology.
Liz Gleeson, Shapes of Grief – provides comprehensive grief education and resources to individuals, mental health professionals and healthcare workers worldwide.
(Main Picture) Tim Griffiths, CEO, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (centre) Brandon Blacoe and Eibhlin O’Riordan, ByoWave, Graham Brocklebank, Peer Educational Technologies, Liz Gleeson, Shapes Of Grief, Aisling Kirwan and Mark Kirwan, Positive Carbon and Dr Francesca La Morgia, Mother Tongues. (ALL IMAGES: Julien Behal Photography)