Social Enterprise Awards UK 2016

7th June

The Awards, which are hosted by Social Enterprise UK (SEUK), recognise social enterprise organisations for their business excellence and contribution to society. They also seek to identify and reward the achievements of individuals working within the social enterprise sector.

UK social enterprises of any size may apply, providing that they trade primarily for social and/or environmental purposes, earn at least half of their income through trading activity, and commit at least half of their profits to social purposes or back into their business. They must also be able to show that their social purpose is evidenced in their governing documents.

This year there are 12 award categories:

  • Category 1 – UK Social Enterprise
  • Category 2 – One to Watch
  • Category 3 – Prove It: Social Impact
  • Category 4 – ‘Buy Social’ – Market Builder
  • Category 5 – Social Investment Deal
  • Category 6 – Health and Social Care Social Enterprise
  • Category 7 – Consumer Facing Social Enterprise
  • Category 8 – Education, Training and Jobs Social Enterprise
  • Category 9 – Environmental Social Enterprise
  • Category 10 – Inspiring Youth Enterprise
  • Category 11 – Social Enterprise Women’s Champion
  • Category 12 – International Impact

Organisations which are not social enterprises are eligible to enter Category 4, Category 5 and Category 10, whilst Category 11 is open to women working in the social enterprise sector only. All the categories listed above are open to organisations from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Category winners and the overall UK winner will receive an award presented at the ceremony. Winners also receive a package including PR support, mentoring and business support consultancy

The deadline for applications is 8 July 2016.