The CSJ Awards 2018
The Social Enterprise Award

The Social Enterprise Award

The Social Enterprise Award will be given to an outstanding, innovative and effective social enterprise dedicated to helping the most disadvantaged in society to improve their lives, become independent and realise their full potential across the one or more of the CSJ’s five poverty fighting pathways of Educational Failure, Family Breakdown, Addiction, Serious Personal Debt, and Worklessness.

Mental ill health and homelessness can be connected to any of these and all work in these areas will be considered as part of this award. All applicants must demonstrate a sustainable business model set up specifically to tackle social problems.

Applicants must demonstrate how profits are used for the benefit of the wider community and clearly outline their impact through qualitative and/or quantitative data. Applicants should also be able to explain how their model is replicable and/or scalable, so it may be used to help people all over the UK.

Application Instructions

Please read the instructions carefully to avoid your application not being processed

  • Applications will stay open until 17.00hrs on Friday 13th October 2017
  • All applicants must not exceed an annual turnover of £3 million and must be based in the UK
  • There is one application form per category. Some charities may offer services that apply to more than of the one categories listed. These charities may apply for more than one category but will only be eligible for one prize.
  • Applicants must not exceed the word limit for each question. Applications will not be processed if any answers exceed the word limit.
  • If you are applying for the Social Enterprise awards, you must only be a social enterprise and cannot be a charity with social enterprise as a part of your offer.
  • You cannot apply if you have won one of our Awards in the last five years.
  • Shortlisted charities will be visited by someone from the CSJ between the 20th October and 5th November.
  • A team of very senior philanthropists, media personalities and business people will carry out judging on the 5th December.
  • Winners will be announced before Christmas
  • The Award Ceremony will be on the 13th March 2018. Both winners and shortlisted charities will be invited to this event.

When applicants have filled out their application form they must email them to [email protected]
Application deadline: 17:00 on Friday 13th October 2017

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We are honoured to have been recognised by the Centre for Social Justice. It makes the incredible hard work and determinatio to expand The Clink’s prisoner training concept across the prison estate worth the while. Thanks must go to Deutsche Bank who donated the £10,000 prize which we have used to set up a Graduate Release Fund which provides financial support to our graduates as they re-enter society, gan employment and find their independence.- The Clink. CSJ Award Winner 2017