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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?


Coronavirus Update


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?

COVID-19 – 26th March – Health Communications

COVID-19 – 26th March – Health Communications

Digital Partner Pack Update The digital partner pack now includes the COVID-19 Information Booklet, which is being delivered to all households from this week onward. You can download the booklet here     The COVID-19 Information Booklet is also available in Irish and...

EU Commission Collecting #SocialEconomy Initiatives

EU Commission Collecting #SocialEconomy Initiatives

From DIESIS Network: To help overcome this unique social and professional situation, many tools allow us to stay connected and to continue to have an impact. Several initiatives are being launched on various levels. The EU Commission, through EU for Social Economy and...

DIESIS Statement on COVID-19

DIESIS Statement on COVID-19

Statement on the COVID-19 pandemic and new initiatives to help fight against coronavirus Dear all, As Europe and the world are facing a historic crisis with the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone at Diesis Network wishes to express its solidarity with all our community and...

Green Alley Award 2020 is now Open!

Green Alley Award 2020 is now Open!

The Green Alley Award is Europe’s first start-up prize specifically for the circular economy. It fosters and promotes ground breaking digital circular economy solutions, recycling solutions or ideas for waste prevention in order to recover valuable resources from...

MIT Solve is Open!

MIT Solve is Open!

MIT Solve is a world famous competition, initiated by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, that rewards impact tech initiatives. The 32 selected projects will become the 2020 Solver teams and get access to :    - $1 million in prizes    - training at MIT    -...

Community Services Programme Update

Community Services Programme Update

The Irish Social Enterprise Network has called on Government departments to assist with clarifying Community Service Programme payments to some of the most vulnerable in society. Based on a survey of social enterprises and from support organisations, the Irish Social...

Community Foundation COVID-19 Fund

Community Foundation COVID-19 Fund

Taken from Community Foundation: Please note we are currently not taking requests from nonprofits for this Fund, this is a request for partnership on this fund to enable us to fund more organisations. I am sure you are wondering what it is you can do to help the...

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