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?

TrustLaw Social Enterprise Event 6th February 2018

Taken from: http://news.trust.org/newsletters/20171211161452-sndboJoin us for the latest on social enterprise in Ireland TrustLaw is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s free global pro bono legal service that connects law firms and in-house legal teams around the world...

Lord Mayor Launches Social Enterprise Toolkit

We were delighted to have the Lord Mayor of Dublin launch the Social Enterprise Toolkit in Wood Quay on the 12th December 2017. The Chair of the Irish Social Enterprise Network, Stuart Fraser, spoke at the launch of the toolkit. With great thanks to the crew in Dublin...

Social Enterprise Toolkit

We are proud to announce the arrival of the Social Enterprise Toolkit. Sponsored by the good folks at Community Finance Ireland, Dublin South City Partnership and Dublin City Council, the Social Enterprise Toolkit is as a result of a need in the community spaces to...

Guest post: Ask&Advise Evening

From our friends in BNest via us in Socent.ie! http://bnest.ie/guest-post-askadvise-evening/ On the 5th December in the BOIWorkbench Limerick, we in the Socent.ie hosted a BNest Ask&Advise night. As ever in Limerick, the audience gathered were positive and helpful,...

Social Enterprise Awards & Toolkit!

The Social Enterprise Grant Scheme Awards 2017 is an event to celebrate the winners of this year’s scheme and also to highlight and encourage social enterprise development in Dublin City and beyond. Ardmhéara Mícheál MacDonncha (Lord Mayor of Dublin) will present...

Book launch: Social Innovation in Ireland

From our friends in DCU "We would like to cordially invite you to a ceremony to celebrate the launch of ‘Social Innovation in Ireland; Challenges and Prospects’ Edited by Ronaldo Munck, Deiric Ó Broin and Jordana Corrigan. This book will be launched by Mr. Seamus...

Realising our Social Enterprise Potential (RSEP)

National Social Enterprise Strategy In response to the National Social Enterprise Strategy, the Irish Social Enterprise Network has compiled a document to assist you in your work. We at the Irish Social Enterprise Network have drawn up some support notes to assist you...

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