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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?

The South East Social Enterprise Development Programme

These programmes were originally supposed to be classroom based but to COVID19 we are now offering these programmes online. The programme will offer 3 different Level 7 accredited Certificates to existing Social Enterprises or start-up Social Enterprises. Due to the...

ENSIE Statements on EU Projects during COVID-19

ENSIE Statements on EU Projects during COVID-19

From our partners in ENSIE In these difficult times, when lot of political speeches are often made in vague terms about the future, ENSIE can only agree with Ursula von der Leyen's speech where she puts solidarity at the heart of the political answers to the crisis....

ISBC Events are moving Online

ISBC Events are moving Online

We here at the Irish Social Business Campus have been working hard over the past few weeks to put mechanisms in place to continue to support you, our members, of the social enterprise community. We have moved our scheduled events online and are really delighted to be...

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