Application Deadline:
Monday 25th July 9am

Awards Reception:
Tuesday 1st November

Past Winners

Social Enterprise of the Year Award 2022 Winner:  Hey Girls CIC

Hey Girls is a multi-award-winning, ‘buy one, donate one’ social enterprise, creating sustainable period products that fund the fight to end period poverty. Their products have purpose, with every sale matched like for like as a donation to someone facing period poverty in the UK. They have now donated over 25 million period products across the whole of the UK and have expanded into Australia.

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Thanks to Keegan and Pennykid, our sponsor for the Social Enterprise of the Year award.

One to Watch Award 2022 Winner: Coffee Saints

Coffee Saints is a social enterprise café run by the Grassmarket Community Project which supports some of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable citizens and deals with multiple complex issues, such as homelessness, addiction, mental illness, poverty and isolation.

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Thanks to Bold Studio, our sponsor for the One to Watch Award.

Market Builder Award 2022 Winner: Social Supermarket

Social Supermarket, an online platform bringing together products from more than 100,000 social enterprises in one place was given the Market Builder Award that recognises organisations in the social, public or private sector who are champions of the social enterprise model and help build markets for social enterprises by creating opportunities to buy social.

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Thanks to Social Enterprise Academy, our sponsor for the Market Builder Award.

Health and Social Care Award 2022 Winner: Lingo Flamingo

Lingo Flamingo is a not-for-profit language school providing tailored foreign language workshops to vulnerable adults to help battle against Dementia. Their classes are good for the brain and good for the banter.

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Thanks to The Alliance, our sponsor for the Health and Social Care Award.

Environmental Social Enterprise Award 2022 Winner: Wood RecyclAbility

Wood RecyclAbility provides practical work experience for people with additional support needs through reusing and recycling waste wood. They support up to 30 trainees each day in a purpose built workshop, yard and 5 acres of agricultural land where they have now planted 1200 apple trees. They provide a cost-effective, convenient and sustainable alternative to landfill, saving over 30,000 tonnes of waste wood from landfill to date.

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Thanks to Circular Communities Scotland, our sponsor for the Environmental Social Enterprise Award.

Thanks to Open Aye CIC for their support in developing this video.

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