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28th July 2023

Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2023

This year’s call out to social enterprises saw a great response with entries almost back to pre-pandemic levels – up 63% year on year. There has not only been a good mix of social enterprises apply but also applications from a good geographic spread from right across Scotland.

The shortlist includes social enterprises that are early-stage potential; those with a clearly evidenced environmental impact; health and social care organisations; businesses that are addressing issues around diversity, inclusion, and equity; and innovators using technology to achieve social impact. This year two categories recognise individuals working in a social enterprise that go above and beyond to make a difference – an employee and a volunteer.

This year it is an honour for us at Volunteer Scotland to be the sponsor of the ‘Volunteer Champion Award’. Our mission is to create a Scotland where everyone can volunteer, more often, and throughout their lives and for volunteering to be an enjoyable, rewarding and fulfilling experience for every volunteer. With that we are pleased to be able to recognise and celebrate the amazing efforts and impact of Scotland’s volunteers with this award.

The winners will be announced at an evening awards ceremony at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 26th October hosted by Beatrice Wishart, Scottish Liberal Democrat and Shetland MSP.