In collaboration with the Peter Jones Foundation, we are delighted to be relaunching the social enterprise competition for learners in school or college.
Develop enterprise skills by addressing a social or environmental issue
The challenge is to create a social enterprise idea that addresses a social or environmental issue, such as poverty, climate change or inequality. We want to hear your ideas for a social enterprise that could work to resolve these issues.
The social enterprise should:
Entries will be reviewed in relation to the following criteria:
- creativity and innovation
- sustainability and impact.
Submissions will be categorised by learners' Key Stage.
Please note, learners will have to ask their teachers/tutors to enter for them.
- Entries are closed for 2022.
What is a social enterprise?
A social enterprise is a business focused on the selling of either products or services that address social and environmental issues. They generate income, like other businesses, but will invest the majority of their profits into the cause they are aiming to address. They blend entrepreneurial skills from the private sector with values of public service.
Learners with the top entries will win an online enterprise workshop, hosted by the Peter Jones Foundation, with the opportunity to meet and hear from leading social entrepreneurs. This will be a unique learning experience for the learners behind the best social enterprise ideas and will be delivered in the Summer (2021/22) term at a time to be arranged with the winners. There will be separate workshops for the different Key Stage winners.
– Bill Muirhead, Managing Director, Peter Jones Foundation