You’ve gotta be quick - applications for the UK social enterprise awards close on midnight July 14th.
The Social Enterprise Awards are the largest in the UK, and in fact one of the largest in the world; covering a whole range of different topics.
Here’s the categories you can enter into:
Category 1: UK Social Enterprise of the Year: a social enterprise that has also demonstrated and promoted social enterprise beyond the sector.
Category 2: One to Watch: a social enterprise who can articulate their future vision and how they are going to achieve it showing growth in their model.
Category 3: Prove It: Social Impact: a social enterprise that can truly demonstrate and communicate their impact with their stakeholders
Category 4: ’Buy Social’ - Market Builder: A social enterprise, public sector body or private sector organisation that has demonstrably made efforts within its own organisation and remit to create more opportunities to buy from social enterprises.
Category 5: Social Investment Deal of the Year: A social enterprise who has been part of a great investment deal in the last 12 months that has helped the social enterprise to grow or the movement as a whole to develop and flourish.
Category 6: Health & Social Care Social Enterprise: A social enterprise in the health and social care sectors that can demonstrate excellence in their vision and strategic direction, among other criteria.
Category 7: Consumer Facing Social Enterprise: A social enterprise that produces or delivers a retail product or service to the general public.
Category 8: Education, Training & Jobs Social Enterprise: A social enterprise in the education, training or employment sectors that can demonstrate excellence in their vision and strategic direction, among other criteria.
Category 9: Environmental Social Enterprise: A Social Enterprise in the green and environmental sectors that can demonstrate excellence in their vision and strategic direction, among other criteria.
Category 10: Tech for Good: Technology Social Enterprise: A social enterprise that uses technology to achieve social impact.
Category 11: Women in Social Enterprise: A woman working in the senior leadership team of a social enterprise, who represents excellence in her field of work.
Category 12: International Impact: A UK based social enterprise that work internationally, and are having a big impact in their field.
Category 13: Transformative Community Business: A locally rooted social enterprise that trades for the benefit of the local community, is accountable to that community and makes impact within it.