Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

Still time to enter Social Enterprise Award

There’s still time to enter the 2011-12 West Sussex Social Enterprise Award, for a share of the £50,000 prize fund on offer.

The annual award is run by the West Sussex Social Enterprise Network, together with West Sussex County Council, and supports social enterprises in the county.

The 2011-12 award was launched in November. The deadline is fast approaching (Wednesday January 4), and people are being urged to make sure they enter in time.

County Council Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources Michael Brown said: “There is a total of £50,000 to be awarded this year, thanks to the West Sussex Social Enterprise Fund. This can make a real difference in helping to launch an innovative idea or product, and I would encourage people to submit their entries before the deadline.

“Social enterprises form an important part of our communities and provide a variety of services.”

There are awards of £5,000 for the ten best social enterprise ideas that will see an income generated from selling a product or service, and will benefit the community and/or environment in West Sussex. The award can be used to start up a social enterprise or to help grow an existing organisation.

The deadline for entries is Wednesday January 4, 2012. For further information visit the website at

The following are eligible to enter the Social Enterprise Award:

·          Social enterprises
·          Organisations from the community and voluntary sector as long as the idea is to be developed into a social enterprise
·          Organisations from the private sector as long as any profits from the product or service are invested back to fulfil clear social objectives
·          Individuals, as long as the idea is to be developed as a social enterprise