In our effort to provide a comprehensive pathway to support social enterprises of all sizes to meet recognised standards of good practice and excellence, we have introduced a new lower fee tier for smaller organisations.
Social enterprises with a turnover of under £100k will now pay just £250+VAT for the Social Enterprise Mark annual licence fee.
Through consultation with our Mark holders, we are aware that the previous entry point (£350+VAT) represented a barrier to some social enterprises with lower turnovers. We recognise that this standard of social enterprise good practice should be open to all who wish to prove their social enterprise credentials by submitting to the scrutiny of external assessment. We hope this move will encourage more smaller social enterprises to become accredited and demonstrate how they are meeting a clear set of standards.
For organisations that aren’t yet ready to apply for the Social Enterprise Mark, we have also introduced the Aspiring Social Enterprise accreditation, which is available for a flat licence fee of £150+VAT.