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john evoy

John Evoy

Social Enterprise Development Manager, Social Innovation Fund of Ireland

John is the founder of the Irish Men’s Sheds Association. Set up in 2011 it now has 420 member sheds with 10,000 participating men each week.

He has won a number of awards for his work with Men’s Sheds, and for his previous work in men’s well-being and social entrepreneurship, including an Irish People of the Year Award in 2015. He sits on a number of non-profit boards, including The Wheel.

He currently manages the Social Enterprise Development Fund for SIFI - a €1.6m fund which supports social enterprises with cash grants and business supports and which is funded by IPB Insurance and the Department of Rural and Community Development.