We couldn’t organise and host the 2023 Social Enterprise Awards Scotland without the generous support of our sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s awards, we’d love to hear from you. Take a look at our Partnership Opportunities Guide to find out more.

Social Enterprise of the Year Award Gold Sponsor

Keegan & Pennykid is a leading specialist third sector insurance broker, providing expert advice to social enterprises, charities and voluntary organisations throughout the UK. With access to a number of carefully selected insurers, as well as their own flagship third sector insurance policy “Encompass”, which provides cover to thousands of third sector organisations, they are able to offer the most appropriate terms and price to meet with every organisation’s specific needs. As a client, they can offer you risk management advice including advice on new and emerging insurable risks such as cyber security and are on hand to liaise with insurers on behalf of clients when they need to make a claim, providing advice and assistance throughout. Whatever your organisation’s needs, you can rely on their experienced team to provide you with advice and assistance when you need it, delivered with a personal and professional service.

Visit the Keegan & Pennykid website
Follow them on social: Twitter, and Linkedin

Health and Social Care Award Gold Sponsor

The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) is the national third sector intermediary for health and social care, bringing together a diverse range of people and organisations who share our vision, which is a Scotland where everyone has a strong voice and enjoys their right to live well with dignity and respect.

We are a strategic partner of the Scottish Government and have close working relationships with many NHS Boards, academic institutions and key organisations spanning health, social care, housing and digital technology. 

Our purpose is to improve the wellbeing of people and communities across Scotland. We bring together the expertise of people with lived experience, the third sector, and organisations across health and social care to inform policy, practice and service delivery. Together our voice is stronger and we use it to make meaningful change at the local and national level.

The ALLIANCE has a strong and diverse membership of over 3,300 organisations and individuals. Our broad range of programmes and activities deliver support, research and policy development, digital innovation and knowledge sharing. We manage funding and spotlight innovative projects; working with our members and partners to ensure lived experience and third sector expertise is listened to and acted upon by informing national policy and campaigns, and putting people at the centre of designing support and services.

We aim to:

  • Ensure disabled people, people with long term conditions and unpaid carers voices, expertise and rights drive policy and sit at the heart of design, delivery and improvement of support and services.
  • Support transformational change that works with individual and community assets, helping people to live well, supporting human rights, self management, co-production and independent living.
  • Champion and support the third sector as a vital strategic and delivery partner, and foster cross-sector understanding and partnership.

ALLANCE Membership: Become a member of the ALLIANCE’S network of over 3,000 individuals and organisations who work to improve the wellbeing of people and communities across Scotland. Types of membership – free individual, free professional and organisation.

Visit their website or follow them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Building Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Justice Award Silver Sponsor

Social Investment Scotland (SIS) is a social enterprise and charity offering loan funding and business support for social enterprises, charities and community groups. Established in 2001, to date SIS has invested over £120 million with loan finance available from £10,000 to £1.3 million to organisations that might find access to finance from mainstream providers difficult. 

“What differentiates social investment from standard investment is that it has a measurable social or environmental impact on the organisation, its beneficiaries and the wider community. Our investments are an enabler for wider social and economic impact across Scotland and beyond. 

Our vision is for an Impact Economy, one in which social entrepreneurs, businesses, consumers, investors and governments are aligned for the common good, working towards positive social and environmental goals and always considering the impact of their actions.

Visit the Social Investment Scotland website
Follow them on social: TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn

Tech for Good Award Silver Sponsor

Breeze is a social enterprise and part of the Community Enterprise Group.

Environmental Social Enterprise Award Sponsor

One To Watch Award Sponsor

‘Buy Social’ – Market Builder Award Sponsor

Volunteer Champion Award Sponsor