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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?

VAT Compensation Scheme for Charities

VAT Compensation Scheme for Charities

From: https://www.revenue.ie/en/companies-and-charities/charities-and-sports-bodies/vat-compensation-scheme/vat-compensation-scheme-for-charities/index.aspx Overview The Value Added Tax (VAT) Compensation Scheme aims to reduce the VAT burden on charities and to...

SIFI: Support our Innovate Together Fund

SIFI: Support our Innovate Together Fund

From Social Innovation Fund Ireland On Wednesday 13th May, we opened the first phase of our ‘Innovate Together Fund’ which calls for applications from emerging innovations that address the current and long-term social, economic and environmental challenges caused by...



From Social Innovation Fund WHAT IS THE INNOVATE TOGETHER FUND?  We are delighted to announce the opening of our ‘Innovate Together’ Fund. The Fund starts as a €5 million Fund, with a focus on supporting innovative responses to the Covid-19 crisis that will also be...

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