Irish Social Enterprise Network

The Irish Social Enterprise Network is a National Body for Social Enterprise in Ireland. We are focused on three pillars including: Advocacy, Education and Network. We work with pre-startup, startup and established social enterprises that are community based. We offer a number of services including regular representation of social enterprises, the initiative,, the #SocEntIRL and represent social enterprise members at National and International forums.





Type of organisation:

NGO/ community-based organisation/ charity


  • Employment and job creation
  • Poverty alleviation
  • Professional or sector representative body
  • Rural development
  • Social inclusion
  • Sustainable development
  • Unemployment


  • Development of education and training materials and programmes
  • Digitalization
  • European learning networks and exchanges
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Cultural and artistic innovation
  • Governance
  • Policy, advocacy and campaigns
  • Research
  • Scientific innovation
  • Technological innovation

EU Project Experience

Substantial experience

EU Funding Goals

Focus on larger projects on a 5 year timescale.

Any projects of interest to our members that we can assist or coordinate with.


We are well connected at European Level with our European Partners.

We have access to projects all across the EU.

We are looking to build on our capacity and to encourage others to engage with Irish social enterprises that can benefit from these projects


Contact Name:

Chris MM Gordon

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