Social Enterprise Awards Scotland: Shortlist announced

Posted on August 11, 2021 · Posted in News

Social Enterprise Scotland is delighted to bring back its annual awards this 2021, after running a digital showcase in 2020 which focused on the recognition of social enterprise in their communities during the pandemic. 

The Social Enterprise Awards Scotland are a great opportunity to recognise and promote the incredible work of the social enterprise sector and the impact that organisations deliver in building places, supporting communities and playing a positive role on our environment and wellbeing.

Applications for the 2021 awards closed on Monday July 19th, with 29 organisations now shortlisted as finalists. Meet our 2021 finalists in this shortlist announcement blog post (full list available below).

This year’s Awards celebration is likely to be a hybrid event held on November 2nd with a ceremony in the Scottish Parliament and digital activities. We’re delighted to announce that Lorna Slater, Co-leader of the Scottish Greens and MSP for the Lothian Region will be joining us for the 2021 Awards ceremony. Further details to follow. 

In addition to sustained social media content from June to November around the hashtag #SocEntAwards21, the awards will include press and media coverage for shortlisted organisations, the creation of a digital brochure and wall of fame, and the winners will also benefit from pro-bono support from Bold Studios and The Social Enterprise Academy. 

We owe a big thank you to our 2021 Awards sponsors, without whom organising the awards would not be possible. Thank you to BAM Nuttall, Big Issue Invest, Bold Studio, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Keegan and Pennykid, and the Social Enterprise Academy for their support of social enterprise.

Sharing the word

Do you work with or support social enterprises, charities and community organisations? Sharing news around the awards is a great way to showcase the resilience and impact of the social enterprise sector and how it plays a positive role in local communities across Scotland.