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Applications are now open for the UK Social Enterprise Awards 2017

Has your social enterprise got what it takes to be a winner? Apply to this year's UK Social Enterprise Awards, sponsored by The Big Issue

Social Enterprise

Each year, the brightest brains behind the best social enterprises in the UK are given the recognition they deserve. The UK Social Enterprise Awards 2017 shine the spotlight on organisations for their business excellence and contribution to society, as well as the achievements of people working at the heart of the sector. All social enterprises can apply, and there are specific categories that investors, corporates, public sector bodies and charities may also apply for.

The Big Issue is sponsoring the Awards. Winners will be announced at a ceremony and gala dinner in a central London venue on Thursday 23 November. There are 13 categories in total and this year we’ve added two new ones – ‘Tech for Good’ and ‘Community Business of the Year’.

Deadline for applications is midnight on 14 July.

The Awards Categories are…

  • UK Social Enterprise of the Year
  • One to Watch Award
  • Prove It: Social Impact Award
  • ‘Buy Social’ – Market Builder Award
  • Social Investment Deal of the Year
  • Health and Social Care Enterprise
  • Consumer Facing Social Enterprise
  • Education, Training & Jobs Social Enterprise
  • Environmental Social Enterprise
  • Tech for Good: Technology Social Enterprise
  • Social Enterprise Women’s Champion
  • International Impact
  • Community Business of the Year

Click here to apply for the awards and find out more about each of the categories

The Social Investment Deal of the Year can be entered by either the investor or investee, and the ‘Buy Social’ – Market Builder Award recognises any organisation that has made efforts to actively buy from social enterprises.

If you’ve got any questions on the application process, please email info@seukevents.org

If you’d like to sponsor one of the Awards please email: charlie.wigglesworth@socialenterprise.org.uk

Keep a look out on big issue.com and in the magazine for more on the Awards over the next few months.

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