Social Enterprise Places


Social Enterprise Places are areas where social enterprise activity is thriving. From quarters, towns, cities and zones, areas around the UK are declaring themselves as social enterprise places committed to investing in the sector.  

Social Enterprise UK is recognising these hotspots of social enterprise activity by awarding them with the Social Enterprise Place badge, celebrating their achievements and supporting them to grow.  

Registered Social Enterprise Places will be supported to reach out to and involve local councils, businesses, charities, consumers and budding social entrepreneurs, bringing them together to grow their social enterprise communities. The programme aims to promote,  raise awareness, and build the markets for social enterprise at a local and national level.

Any area can apply for recognition, click here for details on the criteria and application process.

To find out more about what has been achieved so far you can read our report on three years of the Social Enterprise Places Programme, 

Find your nearest Social Enterprise Place

View our map to see where the nearest Social Enterprise Place is to you.

Can't find an area near you? Visit our get involved page to see how you can be a part of the movement.


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