Social Enterprise UK and anti-racism

Social enterprises are businesses set up to challenge inequalities but we cannot escape from the fact that inequalities of access and opportunity persist in our sector, reflecting those found in wider society. This is particularly apparent when it comes to racial inequality, with too many barriers still faced by racialised groups within the social enterprise community.

This page will be a space on which SEUK will share learning and best practice as well as explore how social enterprises can play a part

It will show what we’re doing at SEUK to ensure that we work as an anti-racist organisation, setting out our strategy on how we embed principles of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion across our internal processes and wider work as the voice of the sector. Our initial focus will be on tackling racism but we have seen that changes we make to improve inclusion and diversity in this space are broadly similar to practices required to ensure all we do reaches people from other under-represented, marginalised and disadvantaged groups

This area will grow and develop as we work with our members and partners to collect up to date information and share resources to support our sector take on these issues.

There is no social justice without racial justice: an update on our justice, equity, diversity and inclusion work

This statement sets out why we think anti-racism, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are important - and why they will be central to all our work going forwards.Read more

Social Enterprise UK’s Action Plan for Anti-Racism, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Our action plan goes into greater depth on our both our plans and the actions we have already taken to embed principles of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion across our internal processes and external work.Read more

Buy Social and support those businesses fighting racism - Supplier Guide

We have put together this guide to help you find social enterprises led by and supporting racialised communities, helping you build racial justice through buying social.Read more

Blogs and Resources

Stories, opinion pieces and webinars on how social enterprises are tackling systemic injustice, responses to current affairs and practical tips for social enterprises on how they can implement equality, diversity and inclusion across their work.Read more

Social Enterprise UK signs the Race at Work Charter

At Social Enterprise UK we are dedicated to being an anti-racist organisation. As part of this commitment, we have signed BITC's Race at Work Charter.Read more

SEUK statement - Black Lives Matter

Our initial statement in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement from last SummerRead more