Santander Social Enterprise Development Award

What Santander hope to achieve…

Santander is committed to supporting the communities where our staff and customers live. They are keen to support social enterprises working for the direct benefit of their community via one or more of the following critical social outcomes:

Improving Social Inclusion

For example:

  • Working with rurally isolated areas to make services and goods more readily available
  • Combating loneliness amongst our elderly population
  • Helping to integrate marginalised groups into the community
  • Working with deprived neighbourhoods to regenerate their community

Supporting Disadvantaged People through skills, training and employment

For example:

  • Activity which provides people with formal or informal training, skills development, work experience and/or direct employment
  • Creating employment opportunities for people with learning difficulties

Creating a Greener Environment

For example:

  • Provision of green education to schools and colleges
  • Neighbourhood recycling programmes
  • Carbon footprint reduction initiatives

Who can enter?

We understand that it takes businesses of all shapes and sizes to make a community work so the Development Awards have been split into segments to make sure a variety of social enterprises are supported.

Segment A offers a prize of £50,000 to social enterprises with a turnover of £250,000 – £500,000

Segment B offers a prize of £30,000 to social enterprises with a turnover of £150,000 – £250,000

Segment C offers a prize of £15,000 to social enterprises with a turnover of less than £150,000

Social Enterprises are businesses with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners.

If you are interested, please fill in the consultation form and return to the provided by Monday 2nd July. If successful, contact will be made to you by Santander by Friday 10th August.