The Social Enterprise Awards Northern Ireland 2012 are now open for entries- see below for details on how to apply.
The Social Enterprise Awards Northern Ireland 2012 gala ceremony will be taking place at Belfast Castle on Thursday 11th October 2012.
The Awards highlight and promote excellence in the social economy sector across Northern Ireland. Winners of categories 1-5 will also progress to a UK wide award ceremony to be held in London on the 14th November 2012, coinciding with Social Enterprise Day. This is a unique opportunity for our local social enterprises to benchmark themselves against the best in Northern Ireland and England, Scotland and Wales.
The 2011 awards saw two local entrants awarded both the overall Social Enterprise of the Year and the Social Enterprise Leader of the Year at the nationwide event.
There are 8 categories open to social enterprises and individuals in Northern Ireland.
Category 1 - Social Enterprise Leader
Category 2 - Start-Up Social Enterprise
Category 3 - UK Social Enterprise (Northern Ireland)
Category 4 - Social Enterprise Supporter
Category 5 - Youth-Led Social Enterprise
Northern Ireland only:
Category 6 - Best new product/service
Category 7 - Rural Social Enterprise of the year
Category 8 - Social Enterprise: Regeneration Award
Please see the attached downloadable Application form and Information sheet (at the right hand-side of this page) for details on all categories and full criteria.
Applications are now open with a deadline of 12 Noon Friday 7th September 2012 for completed applications.
Please complete the application form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to purchase tickets for the gala dinner or have any questions or queries about the Awards, please email email@example.com or telephone Sector Matters on 028 9087 5015.