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?

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...

ISEN Joins EU Partners in #Socent4EU Campaign

25 national networks for social enterprise proudly launch a joint political statement. Social enterprises, which trade for a social or environmental purpose, offer a business model to help achieve our shared objective for more equitable and sustainable...

West Cork Social Enterprise Fest

From our colleagues at BNest.ie As you might know, over the past 4 months BNest was involved in running Social Enterprise Incubator Programme in Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen. We are now proud to invite you to invite you to a showcase event, where you'll get a chance to...

Cork Voices Grants up for Grabs!

Cork City Council and the Atlantic Social Lab project been working with the PPN on an interesting Participatory Grant-making project – ‘Cork Voices’. The leaflet is attached. The idea is that community based organisations nominate their projects, and shortlisted...

Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards: Deadline Extended 31st May

Find out more: http://innercityenterprise.com/2019-dublin-city-social-enterprise-awards-open-call-for-applications/ The Awards The Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards was established by Inner City Enterprise (ICE) and Dublin City Council with the support of the Local...

Draft ISEN Response to Social Enterprise Policy

The Irish Social Enterprise Network has developed a draft response based on the feedback from our members and social enterprises in our network. You can find out more information on our dedicated page:...

Sustainable Development Goals Workshop 15th May

FM thematic workshop May 2019Download Funding Master and Airfield Estate will run a thematic, idea-generation workshop on 15th May from 2.00 pm.  The subject will be Sustainable Development Goals, environment and circular economy projects capable of development and...

Social Enterprise Policy 2019-2022

The Department of Rural and Community Development have released a consultation on social enterprise policy for Ireland for the period 2019-2022....

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