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Last day for Social Enterprise Awards

The search for the UK's best social enterprises is on

Organisations and individuals have only a day left to enter the Social Enterprise Awards - the nationwide competition that celebrates the work and achievements of the UK’s most inspiring and successful social enterprises.

The Social Enterprise Coalition is working in partnership with the Social Economy Network in Northern Ireland, Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition in Scotland and the Wales Cooperative Centre in Wales, to deliver the awards.

There are seven categories open for applications:

Tickets for new-look Voice11 go on sale


The early-bird 10% discount has been extended until the 28th of January. Book here now.

Tickets for the new-look Voice11, the UK’s biggest social enterprise event, go on sale today. Entry prices to the Social Enterprise Coalition’s annual event have been reduced with smaller SEC members enjoying the biggest reductions. A 10% discount is also being offered on all earlybird bookings made on or before 15th January 2011.

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Social Firms UK awarded part of Communities & Local Government Empowerment Fund

On 1 April 2009, previous Communities Secretary, Hazel Blears, announced the names of recipient organisations of the Local Government Empowerment Fund and Social Firms UK was among those chosen.  The total £9.25 million fund is being shared among twenty one third sector organisations who work to give people a real say in their communities.

The focus of the Empowerment Fund is delivery on the key themes of the Communities in Control White paper which include being active in your community; access to information; standing for office and ownership and control.  Social Firms UK was selected to receive some of the fund to help with its work on using Social Firms to help excluded and disadvantaged groups back into employment.