This section sets out the eligibility criteria for each of the awards and some generic judging criteria that apply to all awards.
Who can apply?
Who can apply depends on the category that you are entering.
If you are a Scotland-based social enterprise organisation you can apply for:
Category 1 – Social Enterprise of the Year Scotland
Category 2 – One to Watch
Category 3 – Prove It: Social Impact
Category 4 – Environmental Social Enterprise
If you are an individual working in the senior leadership team of a social enterprise you can apply for:
Category 5 – Social Enterprise Champion Scotland – over 26 (for individuals aged under 26)
Category 6 – Social Enterprise Champion Scotland – under 26 (for individuals aged over 26)
Social enterprise eligibility criteria
If you are entering any of the above categories your organisation must be a Scottish-based business that defines itself as a social enterprise using the following criteria:
*please note to be shortlisted for the UK Awards your business must earn more than half of its income through trading.
Please do not enter a social enterprise specific award if you do not meet these criteria.
Generic judging criteria
Please remember that your application will be judged against a set of generic criteria:
In addition to this in the appendix are category-specific criteria which you can find in the category descriptions.