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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?

ISEN Joins the European Funded Net-Works Project!

ISEN Joins the European Funded Net-Works Project!

From our partners in ENSIE: https://www.ensie.org/networks The Net-Works project is a three year-long Erasmus + project with the aim to establish new national or regional networks of adult education providers, and facilitate their involvement in European cooperation....

Community Foundation All Island Fund

Community Foundation All Island Fund

From: https://www.communityfoundation.ie/insights/latest-news/new-fund-for-strong-communities Linking voluntary, community and charitable groups on both sides of the border is the focus of a new All-Island Community Fund which seeks to promote stronger and more...

SEEDING 30th March 2021 Resources

SEEDING 30th March 2021 Resources

The SEEDING Event taking place today has the following resources. Agenda SEEDING workshop 30 March 2021 with speaker bios PDF Online meeting info SEEDING 30 March 2021 PDF If you have attended the event, please fill out the evaluation form here:...

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