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?

Revitalising Rural Ireland May 13th Dunhill Ecopark

From Dunhill Ecopark: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/citizens-dialogue-revitalising-rural-ireland-empowering-communities-through-social-enterprise-tickets-59181165459 Citizens’ Dialogue:  Revitalising Rural Ireland - Empowering Communities through Social Enterprise...

Social Enterprise Mark CIC Conference

The Social Enterprise Mark CIC Conference is being hosted by Aston University in Birmingham on 19th & 20th June. The conference will challenge participants to think about if growth is always a good thing. With the rich getting richer while the poor get poorer, the...

EU Commission Social Innovation Tournament Deadline 7th March

The Social Innovation Tournament recognises and supports the best European social entrepreneurs. It is organised in a different country every year to reward and sponsor European entrepreneurs whose primary purpose is to generate a social, ethical or environmental...

Entrepreneurship Challenge 2019

Entrepreneurship Challenge 2019 is a collaboration between Technological University Dublin, Dublin City Council and Local Enterprise Office – Dublin City which matches micro / small-medium enterprises and social enterprises in Dublin with teams of Final Year or...

SIFI Children & Youth Funds Open

From our friends at Social Innovation Fund www.socialinnovation.ie Social Innovation Fund Ireland are calling for applications to two funds aimed at organisations empowering children & young people through education and positive mental health.  Applications are...

Mná na hÉireann SIFI Fund

The Mná na hÉireann, Women of Ireland Fund application form can be accessed through this link here. WHAT IS THE MNÁ NA HÉIREANN, WOMEN OF IRELAND FUND? The Mná na hÉireann, Women of Ireland Fund is a €1.8 million fund over three years created by Social Innovation...

ICE Are Hiring!

https://www.activelink.ie/content/vacancies/community/42821 Inner City Enterprise – Vacancy for an Enterprise Development Officer Full time role Job Title: Enterprise Development OfficerEmployer: Inner City Enterprise (www.innercityenterprise.com)Employment...

BNest Launch Programme in Ludgate Hub

From BNest.ie Hi,We are delighted to start our first 'Business for Social Impact' incubator programme in West Cork this week and we have quite few reasons to be very excited about it!It is our first programme in Ludgate Hub in...

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