SEYH New Address

SEYH has moved, our new address is:


Ebor Court

Skinner St



Telephone 0113 373 1762

State of the Sector Survey 2011-12 questionnaires now being Collected

We are now collecting questionnaires for the 2012 survey working with Viewpoint Research and without completed surveys from you the survey will not truly represent our sector. To complete the questionnaire please visit our dedicated survey site

Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber produced the first State of the Sector Survey of Social Enterprises in Yorkshire and the Humber in 2010-11. The results of the latest robust and detailed survey of social enterprises in the region.

To those interested in the sector and keen to find out more the report gives some detail on what is an under-researched and reported part of the business environment.

For social enterprises the survey will reinforce our belief in ourselves as an important, growing and profitablesector giving valuable support to communities. National research shows social enterprises bucking the trend inthe current economic climate and this research shows that socialenterprises in Yorkshire and the Humber are just as resilient as social enterprises elsewhere in the UK, outperforming privately owned businesses based on surveys of private business performance.

We hope that we will be able to undertake the survey on an annual basis and it will act as a useful barometer for the sector.

I would like to thank Leeds Community Foundation, Yorkshire Forward and European Regional Development Fund for making the production of this report possible, Viewpoint Research CIC for collecting the survey data and compiling this report as well as all the social enterprises who responded to the survey.

You can download a full copy by clicking the frontpage belowReportcover

SEYH Paid Membership Package

As part of our next stage of development we have developed a paid membership package with a range of benefits for regional social enterprises and an associate package for other individuals and organisations.

The package details can be found here.


More membership benefits can be found here

Contact Alex Sobel at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or on 0845 257 8027 for more details.

Response to Government consultation on Civil Society

In November the Government announced a 'Big Society Strategy for charities, voluntary groups, and social enterprises'. Released was a strategy for building a stronger civil society, a consultation on the strategy, and a letter updating the sector post spending review.

We asked you to respond and many of you did and thank you for your input.

SEYH has drawn together a response to the Cabinet Office from those responses.

The response, strategy and consultation can be downloaded below by clicking on the images.


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