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?

Sustainable Cork Fund!

Sustainable Cork Fund!

From: http://www.socialinnovation.ie/sustainable-cork-fund/ Applications open from Wednesday 5th February 2020 to  Friday 3rd April 2020. Apply here. WHAT IS THE SUSTAINABLE CORK FUND? This is a €200,000 Fund created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) in...

SIT 2020 Applications start 1 February!

SIT 2020 Applications start 1 February!

From: https://institute.eib.org/whatwedo/social-2-2/social-innovation-tournament-2/ Applications open on 1 February 2020 Submit your application by 4 March 2020 APPLY NOW ARE YOU A CHANGE MAKER? Compete in the Social Innovation Tournament! YOU CAN WIN EUR 50 000...

Ability to Work Fund!

Ability to Work Fund!

Taken from Social Innovation Fund Ireland: http://www.socialinnovation.ie/ability-to-work-fund/ Applications for Ability to Work Fund for not-for-profit organisations. Applications open from Monday 11 November 2019 to 5pm, Friday 14 February 2020. Join us at our open...

What is Social Procurement?

What is Social Procurement?

Taken from: https://www.orbidalgroup.com/tender-tips-orbidal/blogs/what-is-social-procurement/ Governments and contracting authorities have a responsibility to ensure they leverage their buying power to achieve a social value, rather than simply getting the lowest...

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