Social + Local
The Social+Local Enterprise Alliance is an initiative to establish a series of local enterprises which will fuel a genuine local economy in an area designated as disadvantaged. Each business is commercial where gaps and opportunities are identified but all profits are re-invested back into Social+ Local to further fuel more local economy. In that respect it can also be seen as a series of social enterprises.
Under Social+Local we established 3 initial local businesses that are up and running and building towards that vision of a new culture of local and social enterprise.
The Edge - Bolbrook
The Edge Dublin, (currently under construction) is an enterprise centre offering a flexible co-working space and private rental office space up to three people.
Located just beside the M50 in Tallaght, the Edge is immersed in a green area, an ideal location for entrepreneurs and startups looking for a professional but also friendly environment to run their businesses.
The Edge Dublin offers more than just office space, a community of diverse professionals is emerging with creativity and innovation being the unifying traits among them.
The County Fare is providing a food hub to showcase the quality of local food producers and establish a community of local artisans in a high-end food and drink establishment.
Priory Brewing is an award-winning hand-crafted microbrewery based in Tallaght, South Dublin County. It is also Ireland’s first social enterprise brewery, with all profits re-invested into local enterprise development and jobs.
KitchenTime is making hourly commercial kitchen space available to artisan food producers at very affordable prices and in a very innovative way.