The state of social entrepreneurship in the UK

Andreana Drencheva, Ute Stephan

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


This SEFORÏS policy report summarizes key figures and trends about social entrepreneurship in the UK. It includes a description of the sector including dominant forms of social enterprise in the UK and an overview of the context and support organisations for social enteprises in the UK including access to finance. The report also characterizes innovation by UK social enterprises and how they seek to achieve and measure social impact.
Who should read this report? It is written for policy makers, social enterprises support organisations and social enterprises who want to get an overview of social enterprise in the UK.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

Bibliographical note

Funding: European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration (grant agreement no


  • social entrepreneurship
  • institution
  • management
  • values
  • innovation


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