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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?

Best Business For Social Impact Showcase

Best Business For Social Impact Showcase

From our friends in BNest.ie ISBC’s Incubator Programme will present their initiatives on Thursday July 16 at 3pm. The Irish Social Business Campus (ISBC) is reaching the end of its 5th dedicated social enterprise incubator programme, ‘Business for Social Impact’. The...

COVID-19 8th July Update

COVID-19 8th July Update

Dear Colleague, Thank you for your continuing support and sharing information about COVID-19. Below is a communications update for you. COVID Tracker App now available to download The HSE has created a free smartphone app to help improve contact tracing for COVID-19....

Social Economy Diaries is looking for Contributions!

Social Economy Diaries is looking for Contributions!

From GECES European Commission Dear GECES members, In order to collect practical, tangible stories of how social economy stakeholders are contributing to create economic value, societal bonds and environmental impact  - we have decided to launch the Social Economy...

GIY are hiring a Finance Manager!

GIY are hiring a Finance Manager!

Taken from GIY: https://giy.ie/get-involved/join-our-team/finance-manager-needed-at-grow-hq.html Finance Manager We are thrilled to be able to offer an opportunity in GROW HQ, our beautiful cafe in our National Food Education Centre in Waterford City. Reports to: CEO...

Recreate are hiring a new CEO

Recreate are hiring a new CEO

From: https://recreate.ie/join-the-recreate-team-chief-executive/ Join the ReCreate Team: Chief Executive Chief Executive Officer – ReCreate Salary: €55K to €70K (depending on experience) Hours: Full time (min 39 hours) Close of Applications: 31st July 2020...

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