Social Enterprise Awards 2016 open for applications


The Social Enterprise Awards recognise organisations for their business excellence and contribution to society, as well as the achievements of people working at the heart of the social enterprise sector.

There are 12 categories to enter for organisations leading the way in their fields. The Awards are open to all social enterprises and include specific categories that investors, corporates, public sector bodies and charities may also apply for.

As well as Social Enterprise of the Year, the categories include:

  • Social Impact Award – Designed for any social enterprise that can truly demonstrate and communicate their impact with their stakeholders. This award is not comparing the scale of different enterprises’ impact, but their measurement and reporting process.
  • Health and Social Care Social Enterprise – open to social enterprises that have been operating for more than 2 years
  • Consumer Facing Social Enterprise – a social enterprise that produces or delivers a retail product or service to the general public.
  • One to Watch Award – a social enterprise that has been operating less than 2 years as of April 2016 that can clearly meet the criteria but also articulate their future vision and how they are going to achieve it showing growth in their model.

The deadline for applications is Friday 8 July. For all the information and to apply, visit the Social Enterprise UK website