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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?

CRNI are hiring! Deadline 19th June 2020

CRNI are hiring! Deadline 19th June 2020

From CRNI Company: CRNI Role: Northern Ireland Network Coordinator Links: See here Deadline: 19 June CRNI is recruiting for a Northern Ireland Network Coordinator to help us set up a reuse and repair network pilot for Northern Ireland. The pilot, funded by the...

Fund Manager: SIFI is hiring

Fund Manager: SIFI is hiring

From Social Innovation Fund Ireland: http://www.socialinnovation.ie/fund-manager-june2020/ FUND MANAGER Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) Fund Manager Contract: 2 years Based: Galway or Cork Salary: €45,000 – 55,000, subject to experience Benefits: 24 days annual...

Grow Remote General Manager Role

Grow Remote General Manager Role

From Grow Remote Ireland: https://growremote.ie/ We're Hiring! Thanks to our funders in Enterprise Ireland (REDF), Western Development Commission and Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, we're hiring for our first full time role. If you have experience in community...

CLÁR-Funding for Small-Scale Rural Projects

CLÁR-Funding for Small-Scale Rural Projects

From: https://www.gov.ie/en/policy-information/91ba52-clar/ Introduction The CLÁR programme (Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais) provides funding for small-scale infrastructural projects in rural areas. CLÁR aims to support sustainable development in identified areas by...

VAT Compensation Scheme for Charities

VAT Compensation Scheme for Charities

From: https://www.revenue.ie/en/companies-and-charities/charities-and-sports-bodies/vat-compensation-scheme/vat-compensation-scheme-for-charities/index.aspx Overview The Value Added Tax (VAT) Compensation Scheme aims to reduce the VAT burden on charities and to...

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