Application Deadline:
Monday 17th July 2017

Winners Announced & Awards Presentation:
Tuesday 7th November 2017


The categories in this year’s Scotland Awards are as follows. Click on the category you wish to enter to find category-specific criteria and the appropriate application form.

Category 1 – Social Enterprise of the Year Scotland

A social enterprise that has been operating for more than 2 years that can evidence the criteria below but that has also demonstrated and promoted social enterprise beyond the sector.

Category 2 – One to Watch Award

A social enterprise that has been operating less than 2 years that can clearly demonstrate the criteria but also articulate their future vision and how they are going to achieve it showing growth in their model.

Category 3 – Social Impact Award

Designed for any social enterprise that can truly demonstrate and communicate their impact with their stakeholders. This award is not comparing the scale of different enterprises’ impact, but their measurement and reporting process.

Category 4 – ‘Buy Social’ –  Market Builder Award

Any social enterprise, public sector body or private sector organisation that has demonstrably made efforts within its own organisation and remit to create more opportunities to buy from social enterprises. This could be a local authority implementing a council-wide Social Value Act strategy, a company changing its procurement processes, or a social enterprise seeking to support the movement through buying social.

Category 10 – Tech for Good: Technology in Social Enterprise

This is open to social enterprises that have been operating for more than 1 year and uses technology to achieve social impact, meeting the criteria below. Either:

A) Technology is part of the social enterprise’s core business model


B) Technology has been employed in the development of new products or services to improve impact, access or effectiveness

Category 11 – Social Enterprise Champion

This award will recognise an individual working in the senior leadership team of a social enterprise.


Once you have decided on a category you can continue to the application page.

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