The Social Enterprise Awards Scotland are back for 2024, celebrating the incredible work and impact of social enterprises across the country.

The awards 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.

Applications are now closed for 2024. Please check back here at the end of July to meet this year’s shortlist!

“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!”

Chris Martin, CEO, Social Enterprise Scotland

Key dates

Make sure to mark these key dates in your calendar, including the deadline for submitting your awards application:

  • Tuesday 21 May – Applications open
  • Monday 15 July – Applications close at 10am!
  • Monday 29 July – You’ll be notified about your application and the 2024 shortlist will be announced this week.
  • Thursday 7 November – the winners will be announced at a ceremony in the Scottish Parliament hosted by Paul Sweeney MSP for Glasgow (Region)

Take part in the conversation online by using the hashtag #SocEntScotAwards24. Share your stories of impact and help us build on this experience for the social enterprise sector moving forwards.