SMEs employ 65% of people in Ireland and every €1 spent with a local business gives back €2.50 to your local community and the national economy.
Champion Green is committed to supporting SMEs to ensure vibrant towns and communities for future generations. We offer business tips, advice, webinars and toolkits.
To support the Champion Green movement, shop consciously, look for local businesses in your community and online & shout about them!
There are some simple ways that you can support your local businesses.
Every time you support a local business, you are creating local jobs and vibrant towns and communities for future generations.
Let’s Champion Green and Together We Rise.
Personal finance advisor, Eoin McGee, is a newly appointed ambassador for Champion Green, Ireland’s ‘Support Local’ campaign. He says that over-reliance on global markets, and each person’s individual purchasing decisions, makes a big difference to the cost-of-living and quality of life in Ireland, and the vibrancy of our towns and communities into the future. Read More
AIB Merchant Services has been announced as the latest corporate supporter of the Champion Green movement, demonstrating the fintech’s backing for SMEs and the drive to support local. Read More
Visa brings the She’s Next Grant Programme back to Ireland, to support women entrepreneurs to run, fund and grow their business. Due to the success of the inaugural programme last year, and the continued need to support women business-owners, Visa is also doubling the funding for the She’s Next Grant Programme. Women-led businesses are invited to apply for one of five grants, totalling €50,000, and accompanied with one year of coaching provided by IFundWomen, the go-to funding marketplace for women-owned businesses. Read More
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As a individual supporter you can Shop Consciously, Seek Out Local Businesses & Shout About Them!
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Congratulations on setting up this wonderful initiative. We have just pledged our support as a small, local business.
Elite Event Management – Box of Smiles
What a great initiative from Champion Green. Practical, doable and it’s a win win for all of us. We’re in from all the team at Vow here in co Meath.
Vow Vapour Water
Just love this idea. As a business that facilitates small Irish food producers to prepare their food in fully HSE compliant kitchens, I am always looking for ways to support these hard working people. Well done.
Alison & Brian Watson
Thanks for starting a super initiative to get us all supporting each other. Every tiny sale helps small independent businesses like ours.
He Designs, She Prints
John Hanly & Co.
We are strongly behind the #ChampionGreen campaign, an excellent initiative to support Irish businesses and to encourage everyone to shop local. The Irish customer will be even more important than ever to us over the next number of years. They will be the lifeblood of the Irish economy