SEUK’s research continues to build the evidence base for the social enterprise movement. Our State of Social Enterprise survey is the definite guide to the sector. Through our membership network and trusted relationships with academia and key sector organisations, we partner on wide-ranging research topics and primary data collection.

Our current research focuses include place-based analysis of social enterprise, finance and the social investment landscape, climate change and the role social enterprise plays in sustainability, good employment and decent work, as well as work on impact measurement, health and social care and social value.

We are always keen to explore new projects and partners, to share and collaborate with information and to discuss findings from our data collection and wider research.

Social Enterprise Advisory Panel

The Social Enterprise Advisory Panel (SEAP) is an SEUK initiative to collect data from social enterprises in a regular and light-touch way.

The SEAP involves a short regular survey of social enterprises (and support organisations) providing information about their needs, issues and positive impacts.

This data is used to influence policy makers, inform useful product and service delivery, to promote social enterprise in the media and general public and to drive more relevant investment and funding.

To find out more and join the SEAP which is open to all SEUK members click here.

State of Social Enterprise Survey

We conduct a large sector-wide survey of social enterprises every two years – this is the definitive guide to the sector. We produce a summary overview report and the data is used subsequently across a wide range of research and analysis. The 2019 data was also split for regional breakdown reports.

If you are interested to conduct analysis on this data – or to be involved in future SOSE work, please get in touch with our Director of Research, Emily Darko –