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  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: Social Enterprise Awards nominations closing 17/7/17

    Created: 22/06/2017, Updated: 10/07/2017


    The Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2017, Scotland’s annual awards for achievement in social enterprise are open for entries - with the deadline approaching!

    Social Enterprise Scotland is calling on all social enterprises to step up and demonstrate how they’re helping people or the environment - gaining real recognition for their many achievements.

    The deadline for award applications is Monday 10 July 2017.

    Information on categories, eligibility, how to apply and the latest news from this year’s awards programme can be found at:

    Why should I apply?

    • Social entrepreneurs should have their achievements recognised - take a step back, reflect on the progress you're making and benchmark against a set of specific criteria. The awards allow you to appreciate the positive impact of your hard work and be recognised by your peers for your commitment.
    • A voice for those you’re helping - The awards are about acknowledging success, innovation and positive social impact, often for the benefit of excluded people in society - and ultimately about giving recognition and a voice to the people you're helping.
    • Supporters and new starts can enter too - You don’t have to be a social enterprise to enter - there are categories for supporters and investors too. There’s also an award for those just starting out on their social enterprise journey.
    • Free marketing and promotion - essential for all social enterprises. Being shortlisted for, or winning an award, allows you to gain a higher public and media profile - it's excellent free publicity and makes you stand out from the crowd.
    • A unique artwork trophy for display - a unique trophy designed by a social enterprise, plus an exclusive "Finalist" or "Winner" logo to use on your website, leaflets, vehicles and offices - adding to your reputation and influence and helping bring in more customers and building key relationships.
    • A profile beyond Scotland - The Social Enterprise Awards Scotland are part of an awards programme recognised and promoted across the whole of the UK and beyond - you have the opportunity to compete across the UK too.
    • An event celebration for everyone - Whether winning an award, shortlisted or not - you deserve to be celebrated - all applicants are welcome to freely attend the awards ceremony in The Scottish Parliament with friends, colleagues and MSPs - get inspired and apply today! All applications online at: - deadline Monday 10 July.

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