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?

Network

We run events and networking opportunities throughout the year. We aim to bridge the gap between social enterprises across Ireland.

Education

We aim to point you in the right direction to get your idea off the ground or take your organisation to the next level.

Advocacy

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

Resources

Check out our new resources section for the latest in all of the developments in the sector.

What’s Going On in Socent.ie?

Cusious about food? Festival of Curiosity Event 26th Nov

Cusious about food? Festival of Curiosity Event 26th Nov

From Festival of Curiousity: https://festivalofcuriosity.ie/foodunfolded/ Interested in being part of a community to help shape a more sustainable, innovative and healthy future of food? On November 26th, Dublin will host the launch of a new European-wide community of...

ENSIE sustainable public procurement

ENSIE sustainable public procurement

ENSIE intends to carry out a project related to sustainable public procurement, especially reserved contracts. More precisely, the aim is to put in place a European data base that will contain reserved contracts allocated in the EU countries and which could be...

OECD Call for innovative Practices

OECD Call for innovative Practices

In the framework of the OECD Local Development Forum, the OECD is looking for good practices in employment, skills, social innovation, culture/creative industries and entrepreneurship programmes!  You could have a chance to present your story in Antwerp on 10-11...

Evaluation of ESF support to social inclusion

Evaluation of ESF support to social inclusion

The European Commission launched an evaluation of ESF support to social inclusion. The evaluation will assess three main things: how the European Social Fund (ESF) promotes social inclusion (integrating disadvantaged people into society and ensuring fairer life...

SROI Training Belfast 11th/12th February 2020

SROI Training Belfast 11th/12th February 2020

Gauge NI, the evaluation arm of the NOW Group, is working with Social Value UK to run a 2 day Social Return on Investment Course.  The course will run in Belfast on 11th/12th February 2020 and costs £600+VAT per person.  To register your interest please email...

National Social Enterprise Policy Tickets Announced

National Social Enterprise Policy Tickets Announced

From the Department of Rural and Community Development: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/national-social-enterprise-conference-2019-tickets-79352500465 Ireland's First National Social Enterprise Conference About this Event On behalf of Michael Ring T.D., Minister for Rural...

Social Enterprise Meet & Greet Mayo 15th November

Social Enterprise Meet & Greet Mayo 15th November

The Meet & Greet event will take place: Date: Time: Location: Friday, November 15th Drop in between 10.00 and 1p.m WestPoint Enterprise Hub Ballagh Street Charlestown Co. Mayo https://goo.gl/maps/zaWNCn2N12gJWLYD7 Light refreshments will be provided. Context...

Charity Impact Awards Social Enterprise Awards Voting is Open

Charity Impact Awards Social Enterprise Awards Voting is Open

The Charity Impact Awards voting is now open. This award has been created to recognise and celebrate the positive impact of social enterprises in Ireland today. Social enterprises are social-mission focused organisations that engage in trading activity to achieve...

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