Are there any law or programme for funding and financing of Social Businesses?

 

Portuguese Government Social Innovation Fund http://inovacaosocial.portugal2020.pt/

A regional fund for North, Centre and Alentejo regions with €150 millions. It will be the first fund of this kind capitalised with European Structural Funds aimed at transforming the social services provision into a mapped ecosystem driven by social entrepreneurs and leveraging the turning capital into tools for empowerment and systemic renewal.

 

Compete 2020

http://www.poci-compete2020.pt/sobre-nos

COMPETE 2020 is very committed to the smart growth and development of a knowledge and innovation based economy, particularly in the fields of the Research and Innovation Strategy for Intelligent Specialization. Companies, in particular SMEs, are preferential recipients, seeking to stimulate entrepreneurship, innovative capacity and the development of more advanced strategies, based on qualified human resources and with a strong focus on cooperation and other forms of partnership such as networks and clusters. In Public Administration, the objective is to improve the service provided to citizens and companies, especially using information and communication technologies. In the Transport sector, it is important to promote intermodality and connectivity with Europe and with the rest of the world, with a more efficient and sustainable system.

 

 

There is no specific law for funding and financing Social Business.


 

What support can I find for funding and financing by private institutions?

 

The following organizations are funding and financing SB in Portugal:

 

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation with Ideias de  Origem  Portuguesa

http://2015.ideiasdeorigemportuguesa.org/

 

Cidadania Ativa Programme – EEA Grants

http://www.gulbenkian.pt/inst/en/Activities/ProgrammesAndProjects/CidadaniaAtivaProgramme

 

BPI Banc  with BPI Capacitar

http://www.bancobpi.pt/responsabilidade-social/premio-bpi-capacitar

 

EDP Foundation through EDP Solidarity Program

http://www.fundacaoedp.pt/inovacao-social/programa-edp-solidaria/programa-edp-solidaria/444

 

INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Prize

http://www.premio-insead.com/index.php?cat=17

 

Bolsa de Valores Sociais

http://www.bvs.org.pt/view/viewPrincipal.php

 

BIS – Social Innovation Bank, from Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa

http://bancodeinovacaosocial.pt/quemsomos.php

 

Award Damião de Góis de Empreendedorismo Social, from the Netherlands Embassy in Portugal

http://portugal.nlembaixada.org/noticias/2104/novembro/discurso-cdp—premio-damiao-de-gois-2014.html

 

Mota Engil Foundation Social Innovation Award

http://premiomam.mota-engil.pt/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are there any examples of people who got support in funding and financing?

 

MIES – Mapping Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship in Portugal http://www.mies.pt/index.php/en/

 

A research project that discovers and maps innovative initiatives by applying the ES+ methodology in the North, Centre and Alentejo Regions of Portugal from 2013 to 2015, and Algarve, Azores and Madeira from 2015-2016. From the project is all possible to interview 3000 social experts, 5000 social initiatives and certified 200 (ES+) initiatives as high potential on social innovation with high social impact.

 

100 Study cases of the  ES+ (high impact potential initiatives) on Video https://www.youtube.com/user/MIESPortugal.

 

 

 

 


 

Where can I find Mentoring support?

 

 

There are some SB enablers in Portugal. The major ones are:

 

  • IES – Social Business School

http://ies-sbs.org/

 

  • NOVA SBE

http://www.novasbe.unl.pt/pt/

 

  • SEA –

http://www.seagency.org/

 

  • Fundação Eugénio de Almeida-

http://www.fundacaoeugeniodealmeida.pt/qts/

 

  • TESE

http://tese.org.pt/

 

  • Stone Soup

http://www.stone-soup.net/index.php/pt/

 

  • Aveiro University

https://www.ua.pt/reitoria/pagetext.aspx?id=18371

 

  • Catholic University Lisbon

https://www.clsbe.lisboa.ucp.pt/pt-pt

 

 

 

 

 


 

Where can I find Networking opportunities?

 

 

IES – Social Business School

http://ies-sbs.org/

 

NOVA SBE

http://www.novasbe.unl.pt/pt/

 

SEA

http://www.seagency.org

 

Fundação Eugénio de Almeida

http://www.fundacaoeugeniodealmeida.pt/qts/

 

Aveiro University

https://www.ua.pt/reitoria/pagetext.aspx?id=18371

 

 

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