Inishowen Social Enterprise Network (ISEN)

ISEN is network of Inishowen Social Enterprises made up of community, voluntary and social enterprises from across Inishowen. IDP facilitate network meetings both in person (when it’s safe to do so) and online. ISEN members share knowledge and information around funding opportunities and projects they are working on. Network members are proactive in voicing concerns around changes in funding models and challenges that the social enterprise sector face. Collectively and supported by IDP, ISEN voice the challenges of the social sector.


Thrive is a training programme designed to build the capacity of community & voluntary groups and social enterprises in Inishowen. As well as providing training in areas of Social Media, Governance, Funding & Proposal Writing to name a few, one-to-one follow ups are organised with organisations to address issues specific to their organisation. Thrive is fundamentally about helping organisations in the social economy sector to become as sustainable as they can within they framework of which they operate.

New groups and social enterprises

IDP work to support the formation and growth of new groups and sustainability of social enterprises. We can support new and growing groups in many ways such as advice on funding proposals, group formation or collaboration.