Annual Social Enterprise Awards Scotland open for applications with 3 new categories for 2023 

Posted: 25 May 2023, in Press Release

Applications have opened for the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2023. The awards, organised by Social Enterprise Scotland, celebrate the incredible work and impact of social enterprises across Scotland. They are a real opportunity to showcase the very best of the sector, highlighting the agility, ability, and active role that social enterprises play in building places, supporting communities, and making a positive impact on our environment and wellbeing. 

This year, three new categories have been introduced providing further opportunities for social enterprises and those who work with them to be recognised for their impact. These are: ‘Building Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Justice Award’; ‘Tech for Good Award’; ‘Social Enterprise Volunteer Champion Award’.  

These are in addition to the existing six award categories, which are ‘Social Enterprise of the Year Scotland Award’, ‘One to Watch Award’, ‘Buy Social – Market Builder Award’, ‘Health and Social Care Award’, ‘Environmental Social Enterprise Award’ and ‘Social Enterprise Employee Champion Award’. 

The winners will be announced at an evening ceremony in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 26th October. More information on how to apply is available at with applications closing at 9am on Monday 3rd July. 

Kim Wallace, Director of Membership and Policy at Social Enterprise Scotland, said: “We are looking forward to celebrating the innovation and impact of Scotland’s social enterprises this autumn at our in-person Social Enterprise Awards ceremony. From the Highlands and Islands to the central belt and south of Scotland, Scotland’s social enterprises are building a stronger, fairer, and more just society from the ground up. These awards are a fantastic opportunity for social enterprises around Scotland to showcase and gain much deserved recognition for the incredible work that they do. Get your applications in now!”