[UPDATED - This is an updated version of my best blog post to date: 9 Social Enterprise Awards your could apply for in 2019].
Awards seem to be one of the most common things Social Entrepreneurs are looking for and I don’t blame you. Awards are a great way to showcase who you are and what you do as a Social Enterprise; attract publicity and get recognition for the amazing work you’re doing.
So if you’ve been thinking what awards are out their for social enterprises then here’s a list of ones for you to consider.
(Please note, these are UK based awards, I hope to create a blog post for more international awards shortly).
National Awards for Social Enterprises
Fast Company Most Innovative Awards (apply by 13th September)
edie Sustainability Awards (apply by 27th September 2019)
NatWest WISE 100 - Pioneers Post (apply by 23rd October 2019)
Global Good Awards (apply by 31st January 2020)
Scale Up Awards - Business Leader (enter now for the Awards in March 2020) there are a range of different categories including a Social Enterprise Award
Be The Change Awards - Ethical Hour (I’m sure these will be back in 2020)
Creative Enterprise Award (next round opens in May 2020)
Business Green Leaders Award (watch this space for next years awards)
Social Enterprise UK Awards (2020)
Social Business Wales Awards (2020)
Ethical Corporation Awards (watch out for next years awards in 2020)
Local Awards for Social Enterprises
Richmond Business Award - Best Charity or Social Enterprise 2019 (apply by 15th November 2019), must be in Richmond upon Thames or do work in the borough
Other Awards that may be of interest
Institute of Directors Awards - these are delivered regionally, with finalist then going to the national finals. Find out what your region is and apply there first.
If you work in the area of training, skills or employment these awards may be of interest - The Future Work Awards