Deadline to submit entries for Social Enterprise Northern Ireland Awards extended: 'We want to celebrate your success'

  • Photo: Last year's NI Social Enterprise Awards. This year's submission for entries has been extended. Credit: Ricky Parker Photography.

    The deadline to submit entries for the 2024 Social Enterprise Northern Ireland Awards has been extended. 

    The deadline has been moved back until midnight on Wednesday 31 July in order to allow for more time for entries.

    The Northern Ireland Social Enterprise Awards, in partnership with Go Succeed, highlights the talented individuals, teams and organisations who are making a real difference, changing lives, building inclusive communities, and making a positive impact in society, all while making a profit through their respective business.

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    Winners will be revealed at a gala award ceremony on Friday 8 November, compered by radio presenter and Social Enterprise Northern Ireland ambassador Cate Conway.

    2024 award categories include:

    • Best New Start Up
    • Best Use of Social Media
    • Community Wealth Building
    • Consumer Facing Social Enterprise
    • Cooperative
    • Council
    • Credit Union – Assets up to £25 million
    • Credit Union – Assets over £25 million
    • Emerging Leader
    • Leader of the Year
    • Outstanding Team Award
    • Product Based Social Enterprise (New)
    • Rural Social Enterprise of the Year
    • Social Enterprise of the Year – up to 500k turnover
    • Social Enterprise of the Year – over 500k turnover
    • Social Impact Award
    • Social Value Partnership
    • Young Person

    Meanwhile, private and public sector categories include: Social Value Partnership Award; and Council of the Year.

    Speaking about the extension announcement, Colin Jess, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise Northern Ireland said: “We are pleased to see so many local organisations submitting their online applications, highlighting significant business achievements, positive social impact and economic contributions all within the last 12 months. We have extended the deadline to give people more time to submit their application. We look forward to receiving yours before the deadline.”

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    Cathy Keenan, Go Succeed Programme Lead, said: “This year, Go Succeed is delighted to partner with SENI as the main sponsor of the Northern Ireland Social Enterprise Awards. Working to help social enterprises of all shapes and sizes, in every council area in Northern Ireland, to accelerate their growth journey, we see first-hand the incredible organisations that make up this vibrant sector.

    We want to celebrate those achievements with you and with the extended deadline, there’s now even more time to make your submission, and let us do just that.”

    To enter the 2024 Awards, visit

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