Are you eligible to apply?

You must be a town, city, village, borough or other geographic zone that has:

  • Significant social enterprise activity
  • Established a Social Enterprise Place stakeholder group,

You must be able to commit to:

  • Support and grow social enterprise in your area
  • Share knowledge and best practice with other Social Enterprise Places


To apply you’ll need to submit three documents – the Places application form, a report on the social enterprise activity and support systems in your area and a template action plan. 

Documents to download

Application form

Report on social enterprise activity

A Template action plan – to help focus plan the actions the steering group will take  

To help with your application you can download the following:

Social Enterprise Places Information Pack

Why apply? 

As a Social Enterprise Place you will be joining a growing network of areas around the UK and the world who receive:

  • Use of the social enterprise place logo and branding
  • Invitation to attend SEP network events
  • Access to resources to help you promote social enterprise in your area
  • Promotion of your activities through the SEP programme and SEUK.
  • The chance to apply for support to host a town drive in your area.

Application Process

1)      Submit Application

Please send your completed application pack or any enquiries to If you have any questions about the application process please call +44 (0)203 5894 950. 

2)      Review

Once your application has been submitted it will be reviewed by a panel from the SEP programme, and we will let you know the outcome of your application once the panel has made a decision. Panels are being held every two months.

The Places Programme is supported by People’s Postcode Lottery