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?

Social Media for a Social Purpose

From our partners in BNest.ie We are delighted to invite you our next monthly event - this time we will be joined by our special guest, Craig Dwyer, founder of ForaChange – Digital Strategy for Social Change.Craig was one of the key digital strategists...

Social Enterprise NI Annual Social Value Conference

http://www.socialenterpriseni.org Northern Ireland is the only region within the UK that does not hold legislation to compel commissioners to include a weighting for Social Value within procurement contracts.  In a time were budgets are overstretched and...

Funding Workshop Community Wetlands Forum

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/funding-workshop-community-voluntary-groups-tickets-54521209405?utm_term=eventurl_text Date And Time Fri 18 January 2019 09:30 – 12:30 GMT The workshop is aimed at any community voluntary groups interested in pursuing public and other...

Social Enterprise Development Fund 2019

To start your application form now click here http://www.socialinnovation.ie/socialenterprise-development/ WHAT IS THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT FUND? The Social Enterprise Development Fund is a €1.6 million fund which will be delivered over two years:...

Engage & Educate Fund is Open 2019

WHAT IS THE ENGAGE & EDUCATE FUND? http://www.socialinnovation.ie/engageandeducate2019/ The Engage & Educate Fund is a €150,000 awards fund created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland in partnership with Mason Hayes & Curran and the Department of...

Global Goals and Innovation Workshop for Cork

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/global-goals-and-innovation-workshop-for-cork-tickets-53968863323 Imagine if we could solve the world's problems at a local level at the same rate we solve technology problems at a global level? When you join The Ladder global goals...

Social Enterprise Dail Update

Department of Rural and Community Development Social Enterprise Sector Written answers Tuesday, 11 December 2018 Dara Calleary (Mayo, Fianna Fail)Link to this: Individually | In context | Oireachtas source 63. To ask the Minister for...

Let’s innovate on 17 Global Goals in Cork

Invitation to collaborate on reaching global goals together in Cork https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/lets-innovate-on-17-global-goals-in-cork-tickets-53952520441 Mapping opportunities for innovation solutions to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals at the Ladder global...

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...

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