Annual Social Enterprise Awards Scotland open for applications

Posted: 21 May 2024, in Awards-Press Release

Applications have opened for the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2024. The awards, organised by Social Enterprise Scotland, celebrate the incredible work and impact of social enterprises across Scotland. They are an opportunity to showcase the very best of the sector, highlighting the vital role social enterprises have in supporting communities, building places, and making a positive impact on our environment and wellbeing.

There are nine categories available to enter for 2024, reflecting the vibrancy and diversity of the sector. These include Social Enterprise of the Year; One to Watch; Environmental Social Enterprise; Building Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Justice; Health and Social Care; Tech for Good; ‘Buy Social’ – Market Builder; Social Enterprise Employee; and Social Enterprise Volunteer Champion.

Chris Martin, CEO for Social Enterprise Scotland said: “We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland for 2024. This event provides an excellent platform for organisations and individuals to receive well-deserved recognition for their remarkable contributions.

These awards honour the incredible innovation, impact, and resilience of social enterprises throughout Scotland.  We eagerly anticipate celebrating the outstanding contributions these organisations make in transforming our communities and driving positive change.

We invite all social enterprises to participate and showcase their inspiring efforts. Submit your applications now!”

The winners will be announced at an evening ceremony hosted at the Scottish Parliament by Paul Sweeney MSP for Glasgow (Region) on Thursday 7 November.

More information on how to apply is available at with applications closing at 10am on Monday 8 July.



About the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland

The Social Enterprise Awards Scotland, organised by Social Enterprise Scotland, recognise excellence and outstanding achievements by social enterprises – businesses that reinvest their profits for social and environmental good.

With a total of 9 categories open to all social enterprises that operate in Scotland or individuals who work or volunteer at a social enterprise, the awards present a real opportunity to showcase the very best of the Sector in Scotland.

Since launching the awards back in 2009, Social Enterprise Scotland have run them in partnership with Social Enterprise UK. The winners in most categories of the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland are automatically short-listed in the UK Social Enterprise Awards (depending on which categories are chosen by Social Enterprise Scotland).

2024 marks the 14th year the awards have run in Scotland.

About Social Enterprise Scotland

Social Enterprise Scotland is the national body for social enterprises in Scotland. As an independent, membership-led organisation that promotes and strengthens social enterprise in Scotland and is the go-to place for others to collaborate, partner, and invest with social enterprises.

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