Creating impact and real life differences in society is not an easy! The UK Social Enterprise Awards gives your organisation the opportunity to celebrate your achievements in furthering social impact.

The UK Social Enterprise Awards is an annual awards ceremony and the leading event to recognise the impact generated by social enterprises across the UK. 

Good Finance, in partnership with Better Society Capital, are pleased to sponsor the Social Investment Deal of the Year category for 2024. This award celebrates the partnership between social enterprises and social investors and recognises the hard work, commitment and passion it takes to make this union a success!  

Keep reading for just 5 reasons you should enter... 

1. Spotlight your organisation

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Showcase the work of your organisation and the incredible impact you are making, whether in your local community or further afield! Social enterprises have weathered the pandemic and challenging economic conditions of late, and despite this continued to deliver impact to some of the most deprived communities across the UK. Recognise and celebrate your organisation and the role social investment has had to play in supporting your resilience and helping you to create even more impact.  

2. Celebrate the power of partnership!

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Social investment is so much more than a straightforward deal; it’s a commitment between both parties to work together for positive change.  

From the intensive (but necessary!) due diligence process to agreement of the investment deal, and building an ongoing working relationship, both investor and investees put in a lot of passion and effort to get deals over the line. Social entrepreneurs tell us the relationships they build with their investor is about “so much more than the money” and we would love you to share why. 

The Social Investment Deal of the Year award highlights the power of these partnerships and the critical role they bring in helping people and communities to thrive.  

SIB and BSC members accepting the social investment deal of the year award

 3. Inspire other leaders

Every business was once an idea on a page. Share your story of impact, growth, and the power of partnership to inspire other changemakers working to make a difference in society.  

Social enterprises tackle a multitude of different issues from battling homelessness, aiding care workers to inspiring creativity within arts, the award winners and shortlisted organisations demonstrate the dynamism inherent within the social enterprise space. Our Hear from a Peer speakers at all our events are always the most popular and the most valuable. Hearing from your peers who have live experience of taking investment can inspire the next generation of changemakers to think big and take their organisation to the next level! 

4. Recognise your team

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Teamwork makes the dream work, as they say! Whether you’re a small team or part of a larger organisation, so much of it comes down to the passion and hard work of your team. What better way to celebrate the work you’ve achieved together!   
We would love to do this on the night and after the event when we will share your story across our social channels sharing the care and passion your team has for creating change with as wide an audience as possible. 

5. Come together with the social sector

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The SEUK Awards gives the chance for organisations within the social investment sector to come together and hear stories of the impact made across the UK. Whether you are a winner or shortlisted, the awards ceremony will allow you network with other leaders, get to know your peers across the UK and hear what differences they are making! 

Read our blog on the supporting award-winning social enterprises at the 2022 awards here – where we spoke to three winners about their use of social investment and what it has helped them achieve. 


With these 5 reasons in mind, what are you waiting for?  
If you have made or received investment within the last twelve months from any investor submit your entry and be a part of the biggest celebration of social enterprises in the UK!  

Click here for more information on categories, criteria and to enter. The closing date for entry is Monday 24 June at 5pm - register here to ensure you don’t miss out!