Welcome to Socent.ie


The Largest and Inclusive Knowledge Network for Social Enterprises in Ireland

Social Enterprise Toolkit


Check out our new Social Enterprise Toolkit for Ireland. Outlining some of the tips in getting your social enterprise started.


Social Enterprises in Construction


We are on the lookout for social enterprises that can make a difference in communities and regeneration projects on the building site and construction projects. Do you know any?

Are you a Social Enterprise?

We are on the lookout for social enterprises, do you meet the following criteria?


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?

Build Your Tribe Workshop

Whether you’re involved in a social enterprise, not-for-profit, community project or raising money for a cause close to your heart – chances are there are others passionate about the same cause. Imagine the manifold social impact if you find and bring them together...

Cork Ask & Advise Night 18th October

From the Atlantic Social Lab Project The Atlantic Social Lab project in Cork held its first “Ask & Advise Evening” for Social Enterprises in Nano Nagel Place, Cork on the 18th of  October 2018. This event brought together Social Enterprises from across the city...

The Ladder in Limerick! October 24th

https://www.meetup.com/Design_Sprint/events/255612240 Community leaders, social entrepreneurs, non-profit organisations and small businesses are invited to Social Impact Listening Hour. Help define Local Problems, learn about Global Goals and practical innovation...

We Make Good Launch!

We Make Good is a new Irish social enterprise design and homewares brand, manufacturing network and online shop. All are invited to attend the official opening of We Make Good, taking place in Dublin on the evening of Thursday, 15 November. Come see a great way to...

Ask & Advise Cork 17th October 2018

Cork City Council, as part of the Atlantic Social Lab project, is organising an “Ask & Advise” Evening for Social Enterprises (including Charities, Non-Profits, Businesses with a Social Element) on Thursday the 18th of October between 6pm and 9pm in Nano Nagle...

Wheel Social Enterprise Award!

From the Wheel: https://www.charityimpactawards.ie/social-enterprise/ Social Enterprise Award! Social enterprises are social-mission focused organisations that engage in trading activity in a way to achieve their social mission, or to generate a contribution to the...

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