Cabinet Office calls for nominations for Social Value Awards

s300_70WH-Ext-Feb2013-4_960x640Today, the Cabinet Office opened nominations for its new Social Value Awards which recognise and celebrate good practice in commissioning and providing social value.

The categories are: Social Value Leadership Award for an Organisation; Social Value Leadership Award for an Individual; Promoting and Mainstreaming Social Value Act Award; and Driving Value for Money Award.

You can make a nomination for the awards HERE.

The deadline is 20th November 2016 with winners to be announced at the Social Value Summit in February 2016.

The Cabinet Office  also announced the eight recipients of funding totalling almost £30,000 for projects aimed at helping improve the way social, economic and environmental impact is measured as part of the Social Value Act. The recipients are:

» Sustainable Supply Chains Ltd/Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
» Social Value Portal/London Borough Harrow and Local Borough Brent.
» Skillnet Group CIC/Kent County Council.
» The Prince’s Trust/Salford City Council.
» North Bank Forum for Voluntary Organisations Limited/Hull City Council (on behalf of Hull 2020 Partnership, which includes the Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS Trusts Police, Fire and the Ambulance service).
» South West Forum/Devon County Council.
» B2B North/Newcastle City Council.
» Social Enterprise UK/Shropshire Council and Salford Local Authority and Halton Clinical Commissioning Group.

This work builds on recommendations laid out in Lord Young’s review of implementation of the Social Value Act which was published in February 2015.

 You can find out more about Social Value on the Cabinet Office Information & Resources for Social Value pages.

 You can read our own extensive archive of materials and resources on social value here.

 And you can read all our blog posts tagged social value here.


Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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