Now in its 5th year, the RBS SE100 Index, the leading market intelligence tool for social ventures, is pleased to announce two new awards for 2014: the storyteller award, designed to encourage social enterprises to share their tales of social transformation, as well as the Resilience award, for organisations that have consistently worked for social change over a number of years. Other categories include: Sustainable growth champion, Social impact champion and Trailblazing newcomer.
The awards are open to all social ventures that have entered or updated their financial information on the SE100 platform. Members are automatically entered into the awards with a chance to win a share of over ￡30,000 in prize funds, visit www.se100.net for further details of how to take part.
The deadline for nominations for the Resilience and Storyteller Awards is 31st August 2014. Organisations must sign up to the Index and complete their profile by 30th September to be eligible for the 2014 Annual Awards.
See our film about last year’s awards here
Designed by social innovation company Matter&Co, the RBS SE100 Index has been developed in partnership with RBS, who have supported the initiative since its creation.
Duncan Sloan, RBS Head of Community Banking, said: “There are many organisations that have worked steadily over a long period to deliver solutions to social problems. Well-established social ventures might not be the fastest growing on the SE100 Index, but the Resilience award will enable us to recognize their contribution to society and the communities they have served over the years.”
Tim West, Director of Matter&Co and founder of the SE100 commented, “We created the SE100 Index five years ago to put the figures behind the great stories of social enterprise and are excited that the new storyteller award will identify those organisations using creative means to share their story.”
Why should social enterprises take part?
The RBS SE100 Index is a listing of social ventures, ranked and scored according to their growth and social impact, designed to allow social ventures to benchmark their organisation against others in their sector or region, as well as helping commissioners and policymakers as they seek to build knowledge and understanding of the landscape of the social economy in the UK. For enterprising charities, CICs, social enterprises, co-ops, housing associations, and other organisations taking enterprising approaches to social change, the RBS SE100 represents a significant opportunity to showcase their individual success and to help quantify and demonstrate the strength of the social venture sector.
Save the date
The awards ceremony will take place on the evening of the 24th November at Good Deals, the UK’s leading Social Investment conference. All shortlisted organisations will be invited to attend this free event to celebrate the success of the sector. For SE100 members wishing to attend the full conference, limited half-price tickets are available via http://www.good-dealsuk.com