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?

Christmas Get Together – Celebrating Social Entrepreneurs

Christmas Get Together – Celebrating Social Entrepreneurs

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/christmas-get-together-celebrating-social-entrepreneurs-tickets-84244442395?aff=ebdssbdestsearch You are invited to come and celebrate the contribution that social entrepreneurs are making in our city Date And Time Tue, 17 December 2019 -...

Social Enterprise Implementation Group

Social Enterprise Implementation Group

The names of those on the Implementation Group have been released Andrew Forde, Principle Officer, Department of Rural and Community Development (Chair) Phyllis Kelly, Assistant Principle Officer, Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation Therese Molyneux,...

EU Day of Social Economy enterprises 2019

EU Day of Social Economy enterprises 2019

From our EU Representatives: Social Economy Europe Network In Strasbourg we celebrated the European Day of Social Economy Enterprises co-organised by the European Economic Social Committee, the City of Strasbourg and the Eurometropole, and the French Ministry for the...

A decisive moment for the Social Economy Intergoup

A decisive moment for the Social Economy Intergoup

From our representative body in Europe: Social Economy Europe Network On 12 December 2019, the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliamentwill vote on which intergroups will be established for this EU mandate 2019-2024. This will be a decisive moment for the...

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...

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