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We run events and networking opportunities throughout the year. We aim to bridge the gap between social enterprises across Ireland.


We aim to point you in the right direction to get your idea off the ground or take your organisation to the next level.


We aim for an Ireland where social enterprises are recognised as being a valuable and necessary part of the economy and society.

Irish Social Enterprise Network

Social Enterprise in Ireland has a home. We are here to help social enterprises, social entrepreneurs and social innovators in getting their idea off the ground and providing the supports to grow. We are here to build a network that will change and impact their social mission as well as foster an entrepreneurial sphere of passionate and groundbreaking models of social change. We are here to:

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  • Be an open and inclusive network for social enterprise social entrepreneurs and social innovators
  • Provide and direct people to supports and training
  • Help shape public policy
  • Provide visibility and a channel for telling the stories of each enterprise, innovator, and entrepreneur
  • A safe space for developing social enterprises, entrepreneurs and innovators


Check out our new resources section for the latest in all of the developments in the sector.

What’s Going On in Socent.ie?

Social Impact Ireland Incubator Open

Social Impact Ireland Incubator Open

From Social Impact Ireland Its a new year and Social Impact Ireland has a new calendar of programmes and workshops coming up for 2021. Applications for our popular 'Business for Social Impact' Incubator Programme are now open and we invite you to apply and avail of...

General Manager: Dublin Food Coop

General Manager: Dublin Food Coop

From Dublin Food Coop: https://dublinfood.coop/community/team/vacancy-general-manager/ We are seeking a General Manager with the responsibility to oversee and coordinate all aspects of Co-op operations and lead a diverse group of staff and volunteers. Find out more...

Merry Christmas and a Positive and Hopeful Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and a Positive and Hopeful Happy New Year

With all that has happened in 2020, we want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2021. This year, 2020, has been rough and challenging on family and friends and the communities that social enterprises serve. Throughout all of this, social...

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