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?

Catalyst 2.o 18th July 2018 (But sign up today!)

From our friends hosting Catalyst Do you work ​or want to work ​in a company or project that aims for social impact? Are you hoping to meet others like you or learn about what supports are out there? Are you interested in making the world a better place? We are...

Call for Papers from European Commission

From Irish GECES Representation Subject: Call for Papers to assess the contribution of SSE to inclusive and sustainable development Dear GECES participants, The United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE), is launching a Call for...

Clann Credo are hiring!

From our colleagues in Clann Credo Clann Credo is filling two positions to help us meet the growing demand for Community Loan Finance. In 2017, loan approvals increased by almost 50%; over 200 community organisations, charities, sports clubs and social enterprises...

BNest 9th June ‘A Path for Me’

On Saturday, June 9, BNest will run a half-day workshop called ‘Social Entrepreneurship – A Path for Me?’ at the Nexus Centre, University of Limerick. Register If you are: seeking a way to solve a social problem that bothers you? wanting to find a way of contributing...

Limerick: BNest 9th May Ask & Advise

From our friends in BNest: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/bnest-askadvise-evening-2-tickets-44773992216 Here we go again! After the first successful Ask&Advise event we're now running another one! What is it all about? Emerging social entrepreneurs have great ideas and...

Jump Start Social Enterprise Programme

Taken from: https://sites.google.com/dit.ie/jump-start-programme **Application Closing Date Thursday 31st May 2018** What is the Jump-start Program for New Social Enterprise? The ‘Jump-start’ program is a series of 10 workshops designed to help you establish your new...

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