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?

Rediscovery Centre Circular Economy Academy

From our member Rediscovery Centre: http://www.rediscoverycentre.ie/research/circular-economy-academy/ The Circular Economy Academy is a free mentoring and support programme that assists social enterprises and community organisations in any part of Ireland to move...

Clann Credo are looking for your help!

From Clann Credo www.clanncredo.ie We need your help!  We at Clann Credo – Community Loan Finance want to find out how we can improve our services and better meet the needs of communities across Ireland.   You can help us by completing...

Social Enterprise Social!

Check out tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/social-enterprise-social-tickets-63556658677?utm_campaign=event_reminder&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=eventname Date And Time Thu, 25 July 2019, 18:30 – 20:30. Add to Calendar Location...

EU Funding Potential under COSME initiative

https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/section/cosme/cos-sem-2019-4-01-social-economy-missions#inline-nav-2 The EU programme for the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). It runs from 2014 to 2020 with a planned budget of €2.3bn. ...

Social Enterprise Development Fund 2019 Awardees

Information replicated from page: http://www.socialinnovation.ie/social-enterprise-development-fund-2019/ http://www.socialinnovation.ie/social-enterprise-development-fund-2019/ The Social Enterprise Development Fund is a €1.6 million fund which will be delivered over...

Future/Island 2019

From our friends at Festival of Curiosity festivalofcuriosity.ie Future/Island 2019 Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 O'Reilly Theatre, Dublin Explore the future of work, learning, and play. Take a deep dive into the skills of...

An Cosan VCC Monthly Social Enterprise Webinar Series


Calling all Women Social Entrepreneurs – Empow’Her

Dear all, Empow'Her, an international NGO promoting women's empowerment through entrepreneurship worldwide, is currently exploring the topic of women in social entrepreneurship in Europe. In 2017, we launched the Women'Act program in France and we have since been...

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