Social Enterprise UK
Social Enterprise UK are one of the biggest networks of social enterprises in the UK. They have developed business relationships working with some of the biggest companies in the UK to support social enterprise through their supply chains, people and networks. SEUK’s vision is of a more equal society – they believe that social enterprise is our best chance of creating a fairer world and protecting the planet. Their mission is to achieve that through creating a favourable environment in which social enterprises can thrive. They do this by raising awareness of social enterprise with different audiences through communications, events and campaigns, building the evidence base – research demonstrating how social enterprise makes a difference, helping social enterprises learn from each other, network and share knowledge, opening up markets in the private, public and social sectors to social enterprise and advocacy with government at all levels to create a regulatory and policy environment that is supportive to social enterprise.
The funding provided by the Postcode Innovation Trust Social Enterprise Support Programme will go towards their programme 'Buy Social Corporate Challenge' (BSCC) which supports social enterprises accessing B2B markets.
Social Enterprise UK also received funding for their Data and Digital project to help support their members during the COVID-19 pandemic. This project will research into their members' needs and how best to communicate with them, develop an online forum for members, and build a content library to bring together all of their webinars, guides, links to funding and other resources.