UK Social Enterprise Awards

The Awards are the biggest celebration of the year in the social enterprise calendar, recognising the best in the sector - both organisations for their business excellence and contribution to society, as well as the incredible individuals who work at the heart of the social enterprise movement.  

We have 15 categories at this year’s Awards to help capture the breadth, diversity and impact of the social enterprise community. As well as the award for overall Social Enterprise of the Year, and the ‘One-to-Watch Award’ recognising a pioneering start-up business, there are categories for social enterprises leading the way in fields from education and training to public services. The awards will also recognise social enterprises tackling the climate crisis as well as those working to promote equity, diversity, inclusion and justice.

Organisations that support the growth and development of social enterprise can apply for the 'Buy Social Market Builder' Award, and there is another category recognising the best social investment deal.

Winners will be announced in a gala ceremony on Wednesday 4 December at the iconic Roundhouse in Camden, London. 

Please note that you can only apply for three categories, and if you won a category in the 2022 or 2023 UK Awards you will not be shortlisted in that category so please do not apply for a category you have recently won!

If you have any questions about the UK Social Enterprise Awards, please contact

Sponsorship opportunities 
If you are interested in sponsoring one of the categories for this year's Awards, please email

We are pleased to be working with Cwmpas, Social Enterprise Northern Ireland and Social Enterprise Scotland to deliver the Awards.

Application Deadline 17:00 on 08/07/2024
Event type Awards
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