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?

2017/18 BNest Incubator Programme Showcase

From our friends in BNest 8 projects. 1 goal: Social Impact.  BNest 2017/18 Social Enterprise Incubator programme has reached it’s participants launch phase now and we would like to invite you to our 2-hour event:our 2-hour event: 2017/18 BNest Incubator Programme...

Social Enterprise Night 8th March!

(08/03/2018) Social Enterprise Evening (18:00-20:00) Third Space, Smithfield Square, D7 The event will feature: Information on supports for Social Enterprises, launch of the Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards, Interview with Social Enterprises, Networking...

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards 2018

 Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards 2018 NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS €350,000 in funding and support available for people with ideas to solve social problems Don't let a good idea go to waste! If you have an idea or project that tackles a social problem, apply to the...

Catalyst Event 1.o

Great event we are partnering with for social impacters out there! https://events.connectthedots.ie/catalyst Do you 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...

Go to Tender Workshops

From InterTrade Ireland website http://www.intertradeireland.com/go-2-tender/programme-overview/ Overview of Go-2-Tender Workshops The Go-2-Tender workshops take place over 2 days with an initial half day of mentoring support offered to each participating company. ...

Trust Law Social Enterprise Event

Thomson Reuters Trust Law Event 6th February 2018 Many thanks to the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Arthur Cox for hosting this morning's conversation on social enterprise. For those that are interested in the services available from Thomson Reuters, please do not...

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