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Gorm Media secures Rethink Ireland funding



In August 2022, Rethink Ireland announced 28 companies to be given start-up or development funding under the Social Enterprise Start-Up Fund developed in partnership with the Department of Rural and Community Development via the Dormant Accounts Fund. The funding of €800,000 aims to “support social enterprises at the startup and early stage of existence,” Limerick Live reports.

Mamobo’s Gorm Media is among the enterprises that have secured the funding in the scheme.

Mamobo Ogoro, Gorm Media, Michael Garvey, chief executive of IPB Insurance and Deirdre Mortell, Rethink Ireland chief executive. Photo retrieved from Limerick Live.

Social enterprises have an important role to play in guiding Ireland to become a more inclusive and equal society. Organisations like Gorm Media and Health Hub are leading the charge by not only creating jobs but working towards bringing about positive social change,” explains Limerick council chief executive Dr Pat Daly for the Limerick Live news page.

Mamobo is one of thirty 2021-2022 Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.