2013 Awards Winners

Social Enterprise Awards

The 2013 Awards winners tell us what it meant to them to win an Award…

You-Led Social Enterprise of the Year award winner – Thankyou Water

Social Enterprise of the Year – medium/large winner – Resource Recovery

Social Enterprise of the Year – small winner – Connecting Up

The Social Enterprise Awards are the national awards for Australian social enterprise.

The aim of the Awards is to increase awareness of the role and diversity of social enterprises in Australia by creating a long term, high profile event.

The Awards are run by Social Traders  and will be awarded annually. The 2014 Award applications will open in February and be awarded in late May 2014.

Our research estimates that there are up to 20,000 social enterprises operating in every industry of the Australian economy. The research indicates the field is innovative, mature and sustainable with 60% of enterprises surveyed operating at least for 10 years

In 2013 we presented five awards; four awards for social enterprises and one for a business that supports them.

The 2013 Awards Winners


The 2013 Awards Finalists

  • Social Enterprise of the Year -Small – presented by The Trust Company FoundationConnecting Up, Enterprise Partnerships, MadCap Café Enterprise, Thankyou Water, The Abbotsford Convent and The Social Studio more details
  • Social Enterprise of the Year- Medium/Large – presented by Australia Post – The Big Issue Australia, Clean Force Property Services, Resource Recovery, STREAT and Waverly Industries Limited more details
  • Youth- Led Social Enterprise of the Year – presented by Foundation for Young AustraliansBounce, Engineers without Borders Institute, Thankyou Water and Our Say more details
  • Social Enterprise Innovation Award- presented by the Australian GovernmentAshoil, Career Trackers, MadCap Café Enterprise, STREAT and Who gives a crap, more details
  • Social Procurement SE Supporter of the Year – presented by Social Traders - Great Lakes Council, Toowoomba Regional Council and Transfield Services, more details



key dates

  • 12 June 14 - Social Enterprise Masters conference
  • 12 June 14 - Social Enterprise Award winners announced

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