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?

Global Goals and Innovation Workshop for Cork

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/global-goals-and-innovation-workshop-for-cork-tickets-53968863323 Imagine if we could solve the world's problems at a local level at the same rate we solve technology problems at a global level? When you join The Ladder global goals...

Social Enterprise Dail Update

Department of Rural and Community Development Social Enterprise Sector Written answers Tuesday, 11 December 2018 Dara Calleary (Mayo, Fianna Fail)Link to this: Individually | In context | Oireachtas source 63. To ask the Minister for...

Let’s innovate on 17 Global Goals in Cork

Invitation to collaborate on reaching global goals together in Cork https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/lets-innovate-on-17-global-goals-in-cork-tickets-53952520441 Mapping opportunities for innovation solutions to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals at the Ladder global...

Build Your Tribe Workshop

Whether you’re involved in a social enterprise, not-for-profit, community project or raising money for a cause close to your heart – chances are there are others passionate about the same cause. Imagine the manifold social impact if you find and bring them together...

Cork Ask & Advise Night 18th October

From the Atlantic Social Lab Project The Atlantic Social Lab project in Cork held its first “Ask & Advise Evening” for Social Enterprises in Nano Nagel Place, Cork on the 18th of  October 2018. This event brought together Social Enterprises from across the city...

The Ladder in Limerick! October 24th

https://www.meetup.com/Design_Sprint/events/255612240 Community leaders, social entrepreneurs, non-profit organisations and small businesses are invited to Social Impact Listening Hour. Help define Local Problems, learn about Global Goals and practical innovation...

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