All categories are open to nominations from Social Enterprises operating in the Yorkshire and Humber area, with exception of the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award which is open to an individual working within a Social Enterprise in the Yorkshire and Humber area.
For the purposes of these awards, a Social Enterprise is defined as a business which;
a. has a clear social or environmental mission which is set out in its governing documents, and
b. is an independent business which earns income through trading, and
c. is controlled or owned in the interests of the social mission, and
d. either reinvests or gives away profits or surpluses to further its social purpose, and
e. is transparent about how it operates and the impact it has.
All applications will be judged against the following criteria:
This award is for social enterprises who have been successful in securing funds to advance their social mission.
1. Demonstrable assessment of initial need, problem or cause 2. Explanation of method used to apply for or secure funding 3. Discussion of impact of the investment to the community, whether expected or realised 4. Discussion of what future plans the organisation has
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