The Social Economy Alliance


Let's unite the social economy. Find out more about our 2015 General Election Campaign, being launched later this month.

The last decade has seen massive progress in the social sector in the UK. Social enterprises and co-operatives are outperforming just-for-profit businesses; alternative banks have better returns on assets, lower volatility and higher growth, and a growing proportion of start-ups are socially-driven. The UK social investment market is growing fast and attracting global attention.

Something exciting is happening in the UK. But mainstream political parties are being slow to wake up to it.

So twelve organisations have launched The Social Economy Alliance. The aim is to radically affect the way all political parties formulate social and economic policies in advance of the 2015 General Election. The aim is to grow the impact of the social economy.

The alliance will be formally launched at The Social Economy Summit on 25 June, which will be attended by thinktanks, politicians, charities and other social economy organisations. Further events around the UK are in the pipeline.The Alliance's activity plan is designed around the Local Government and European Elections and the 2015 General Election.

The alliance is led by Social Enterprise UK, The Social Investment Forum, The School for Social Entrepreneurs, UnLtd, The Young Foundation, The University of Northampton, Co-operatives UK, and Locality. It will exist for two years as a formal collaboration. It will be housed at Social Enterprise UK's London Bridge Headquarters.

We continue to welcome new members of the Alliance.

If you are interested in joining or if you have any further queries, please contact or call on 020 3589 4950.