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?

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....

Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards: Deadline Extended 15th 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...

Revitalising Rural Ireland May 13th Dunhill Ecopark

From Dunhill Ecopark: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/citizens-dialogue-revitalising-rural-ireland-empowering-communities-through-social-enterprise-tickets-59181165459 Citizens’ Dialogue:  Revitalising Rural Ireland - Empowering Communities through Social Enterprise...

Social Enterprise Mark CIC Conference

The Social Enterprise Mark CIC Conference is being hosted by Aston University in Birmingham on 19th & 20th June. The conference will challenge participants to think about if growth is always a good thing. With the rich getting richer while the poor get poorer, the...

EU Commission Social Innovation Tournament Deadline 7th March

The Social Innovation Tournament recognises and supports the best European social entrepreneurs. It is organised in a different country every year to reward and sponsor European entrepreneurs whose primary purpose is to generate a social, ethical or environmental...

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