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Build social value. Build your bottom line.

Organisations with a well-communicated social purpose build stronger relationships – with employees, clients, funders/ investors, suppliers and communities alike.

Helping you to demonstrate Social Value

We know you’re working hard to make a positive impact in the world. And we want to see your social enterprise thrive. That’s why we’ve partnered with Social Enterprise Mark CIC to offer ten eligible UK-based social enterprises a package of support to identify, build and measure your social value – and then gain the accreditation to rubber stamp your commitment to recognised standards of good practice.

From only £300* you will gain a complete set of templates plus one hour’s coaching from IWC before progressing onto either the Aspiring Social Enterprise or Social Enterprise Mark accreditation. Simply complete the form below and we’ll let you know if you are eligible.

* Package cost dependent on level of accreditation and size of company.

P.S. Don’t worry if you answer No to any of these questions – they are designed to assess whether you are eligible for the Aspiring Social Enterprise Mark or the Social Enterprise Mark.

P.P.S. Don’t yet feel ready for accreditation? You can still access our Building Social Value framework for £50. Just click on the button below.

Get the Building Social Value Framework

What is the trading name of your organisation?
Note your website URL here
Is your organisation independent, with its own constitution and governance?
Are your social/environmental objectives clearly articulated within the constitutional documents of the organisation?
Do you commit a principal proportion of profits (at least 51%) to social purposes?
Do your constitutional documents include an asset lock clause or similar (a commitment that, in the event of dissolution, residual assets will be distributed to achieve social/environmental objectives)?
Do you earn at least 50% of your income through trading?
If so, what was your last reported annual turnover?

FAQs

What do I need to have in place to achieve the Aspiring Social Enterprise or The Social Enterprise Mark standards?

The table below provides a quick reference guide.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE ACCREDITATION LEVEL

Aspiring Social Enterprise

Aspiring Social Enterprise badge

Committed to achieving social enterprise good practice standard

Social Enterprise Mark Social Enterprise Mark badge Social enterprise good practice standard
£150+VAT/year from £350+VAT/year
Criteria
Must be primarily dedicated to social objectives (or dedicate profits to an organisation that is) Tick mark Tick mark
Must be an independent business Tick mark Tick mark
Must earn at least 50% of income through trading Tick mark
A principal proportion of profits must be dedicated to social purposes Tick mark Tick mark
Must commit to distributing residual assets for social aims if organisation is dissolved Tick mark Tick mark
Must demonstrate that social objectives are being achieved Tick mark

Social Enterprise Mark CIC is the international social enterprise accreditation authority, which recognises and builds the capabilities of social enterprises as competitive, sustainable businesses, dedicated to maximising social impact. It is the only social enterprise accreditation body to operate as a social enterprise itself.

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