Welcome to the Irish Social Enterprise Network


National Body for Social Enterprises in Ireland

Social Enterprise Toolkit

Check out our Social Enterprise Toolkit. Get your social enterprise started.



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:

Irish Social Enterprise Network Socent.ie Logo

  • 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?

5th Global Social Economy Forum GSEF2021 Mexico City

5th Global Social Economy Forum GSEF2021 Mexico City

Local Governments and Social Economy: co-creation of paths for a green and inclusive economy Local governments play an essential role in creating ecosystems based on a more green, inclusive and sustainable economy, through a new architecture that allows, together with...

MFC Conference – Social Finance Vibe: Pandemic Reboot

MFC Conference – Social Finance Vibe: Pandemic Reboot

From: https://mfc.org.pl/conference-21/ The 23rd MFC Annual Conference – our first-ever fully virtual networking event – is a perfect opportunity for social finance professionals to network, share ideas, learn from an impressive line-up of guests and lay the...

EU3 Digital Project Launched

EU3 Digital Project Launched

Project: https://euclidnetwork.eu/portfolio-posts/eu3digital/ Digital technologies are developing fast and offer tremendous opportunities to social enterprises across Europe. For this reason, EU3Digital will develop learning resources specific to the needs of European...

EUSIC Semi Finalists Announced

EUSIC Semi Finalists Announced

https://eusic.challenges.org/announcement/semi-finalist-announcement/ EUSIC On the 14th of July, the European Commission and the European Innovation Council and SME Executive Agency (EISMEA) announced the 30 semi-finalists in this year’s European Social Innovation...

DECC Public Consultation – re SDG National Implementation Plan

DECC Public Consultation – re SDG National Implementation Plan

From DRCD We have been advised that the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) have launched the online public consultation to assist with the development of the next Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) National Implementation Plan.  They have...

Applications Open for the New LIFE Programme for 2021-2027

Applications Open for the New LIFE Programme for 2021-2027

From LIFE: https://cinea.ec.europa.eu/life/life-calls-proposals_en The new LIFE Programme for 2021-2027 is here! LIFE is the EU’s funding programme dedicated to the environment and climate action which, starting this year, now includes a new Clean Energy Transition...

Funded by

Our European Membership Partnerships

Join our Mailing List

Sign up and subscribe to our regular social enterprise newsletter.

Join Our Newsletter

With thanks to our sponsors