About Membership

We are the leading global authority on social enterprise and the biggest network of social enterprises in the UK. Working with our members we have actioned a number of positive and powerful changes, including:

  • Running global campaigns to raise awareness of social enterprise around the world, including #WhoKnew on Social Enterprise Day
  • Made government buy social by passing the Social Value Act, requiring public bodies to consider the wider social, environmental and economic impact of the services they commission.
  • Challenged big business to buy more from social enterprises through our Buy Social Corporate Challenge.
  • Made social investment more accessible to social enterprises, helping shape and steer tax relief, Big Society Capital, investment readiness and business support
  • Enhanced the work of local communities championing social enterprise through our Social Enterprise Places Programme.

But more can be done - we need you to help us grow the social enterprise network, join the movement and increase our mandate as the voice for the sector.

Our Membership FAQs will help answer any initial questions you have.

    





What can we do for you?
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Start (turnover under £100,000) Sustain - Scale (turnover £100k - £50m+)
Free  £175 - £4750
  • Certification badge/ logo
  • Networking events with members and corporates.
  • SEUK communications updates and newsletters.
  • Discounts and priority booking for events.
  • Webinars covering a range of topics.
  • Certification badge/ logo
  • Networking events with members and corporates.
  • SEUK communications updates and newsletters.
  • Discounts and priority booking for events.
  • Webinars covering a range of topics.
  • Opportunity to host webinars.
  • Access to exclusive online members area – upload jobs and news to be shared by SEUK.
  • Discounted specialised advice services. 
  • Invitations to APPGs.

There’s no one type of member, and so we look to provide support to social enterprises of all shapes and sizes including, but not exclusive to: start-ups, public sector, consumer facing and business to business. To find out more about what we can do for you and to see our specialised services please check out member services below.

Member Services
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Our members are proud to use their SEUK member badge to promote their social enterprise or social enterprise supporter status.

Startups

Just starting out? We offer free legal advice, networking with other entrepreneurs, routes to grant funders and investors, members discounts and a wide range of support and publications.

Public sector

Working in public services? We represent all the largest social enterprises in health, social care, education and leisure, making the case for the effectiveness of social enterprises in public service delivery and generating interest in key sector press.

Selling to the public?

We run Social Saturday, part of the award winning Buy Social campaign. We generate media coverage in consumer press to help you reach new customers and raise awareness of social enterprise amongst the general public.

B2B

Trading with businesses?  We’re engaging the supply chains of some of the UK’s biggest businesses through the Buy Social Corporate Challenge, helping businesses to better support social enterprises through their expertise.

Social enterprise supporter?

Supporters come in different shapes and sizes: they are local councils, private sector organisations, umbrella and trade organisations, charities and many others. If you are not a social enterprise yourself, but you support social enterprises, Buy Social, support our campaigns, our policy work and our businesses, then join us today.

Specialised services

As part of our revised membership offer we have created 6 areas of specialised services.

These cover:

  1. Governance, including – non-executive recruitment, CEO and chair training, and leadership support.
  2. Internal communications, including – champions programme, and videos and materials from our communications team.
  3. Organisational development, including – helping build an enterprising culture, support for strategic thinking on operating a social enterprise.
  4. Policy and public affairs, including – support in lobbying for local and national change to help your business grow and the opportunity to support and shape policy.
  5. External profile, including – awards and events sponsorship, and guides, publications and research
  6. Advisory, including – social value, impact measurement, and buying social

To discuss how we can support your business please contact our membership team at [email protected] 

How much does it cost?
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Our membership bands are designed to support you whatever stage you're at on your social enterprise journey. From brand new start-ups to multi-million-pound organisations, our unrivalled networks and reach will ensure you get the most from your membership year after year.

The price of SEUK membership is determined by your social enterprise's turnover.

Current membership fees are:

Start: 0 - 100K turnover - FREE

Sustain: 100K - 500K turnover - £175 per annum

Grow: 500K - 5M turnover -  £550 per annum

Build: 5M – 15M turnover - £1500 per annum

Universities & Local Authorities - £1500 per annum

Thrive: 15M - 50M turnover - £2,800 per annum

Scale: 50m+ turnover -  £4,750 per annum