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 policymakers, inform useful product and service delivery, to promote social enterprise in the media and general public and to drive more relevant investment and funding.

Want to participate?

The panel currently has 300 participants – join and make sure your voice is heard too.

Please complete November’s survey here

You can also register for the Panel by emailing our Director of Research, Emily Darko at – emily.darko@socialenterprise.org.uk

If you respond to the survey, we’re delighted to be able to include you in our Prize Draw! Please see here for more details

Want to fund questions or investigate a topic?

The SEAP is jointly funded by organisations who both support the initiative generally and who pay for specific questions to be asked to the panel. All questions must support social enterprises in some capacity.

If you are interested to support the project and/or to ask questions via the Panel, please get in touch.

Want to access data?

Our GDPR-compliant data is not open-source but we are keen to discuss opportunities for researchers and academics to analyse findings and maximise their value for our members.

Please contact our Director of Research to discuss: emily.darko@socialenterprise.org.uk

SEAP - You Said, We Did

This paper sets out how we’ve used information you’ve provided in the initial four Social Enterprise Advisory Panel (SEAP) surveys between May and October 2020 and the changes we’ve affected, and actions taken and planned.Read more

Social Enterprise Advisory Panel: October 2020

The fourth SEAP survey looked at what effect the new wave of local lockdowns and restrictions are having on social enterprises, the mental health implications of the pandemic, data collection and the wider health of the sector.Read more

Social Enterprise Advisory Panel: September 2020

The third SEAP looked at how social enterprises are adapting to the pandemic six months on. It shows a sector in change, continuing to support the most vulnerable and continuing to innovate.Read more

Social Enterprise Advisory Panel: August 2020

The second report from the SEAP looked at how social enterprises are using Government and other support launched in June/July. It also looks at the resilience of social enterprises in the face of ongoing uncertainty.Read more

Social Enterprise Advisory Panel: June 2020 Highlights

Finding from the first survey which looked in depth at the support available for social enterprise through COVID-19.Read more