Welcome to the Irish Social Enterprise Network


National Body for Social Enterprises in Ireland

Social Enterprise Toolkit

Check out our Social Enterprise Toolkit. Get your social enterprise started.



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 Procurement Manual

Social Procurement Manual

From: https://www.yunussb.com/blog/social-procurement-launch Social procurement: a source for corporate competitive advantage and increased social value.  Yunus Social Business releases practical findings in latest global study  The World Economic Forum (WEF)...

#WeActCampaign Launches

#WeActCampaign Launches

From WeACT: https://www.weact.ie We Act is a campaign to celebrate the impact of Ireland's charities and community groups. It elevates the positive stories and acknowledge the remarkable, everyday efforts of thousands of people around the country. It is a...

Well-Being Framework for Ireland

Well-Being Framework for Ireland

From Department of An Taoiseach: https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/1fb9b-a-well-being-framework-for-ireland-join-the-conversation/?referrer=http://www.gov.ie/wellbeing-framework/ The Well-being Framework for Ireland is the result of a Programme for Government commitment...

The Wheel are Hiring!

The Wheel are Hiring!

From Wheel: https://www.wheel.ie/news/2021/10/wheel-recruiting-three-key-roles The Wheel is currently recruiting for three key roles to join our growing and dynamic team. Please follow the links below to apply today: 1. Programmes Support Officer Deadline for...

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland: Spark Programme

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland: Spark Programme

Are you eager to take action and create change, but unsure how to get started? As we face unprecedented and continuous change in our society due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we know many more people want to solve social problems in their communities, but the first step...

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