The UK social Investment market is rewarded and recognised with the social investment awards.

It showcasesareas where investments support local businesses to succeed and grow. Social investments can transform the impact on our public services, accelerate the growth of new business and help tackle social changes in the communities.

The awards, run in partnership with Cabinet Office and NatWest.

In 2016 at the Shortlist ShowcasesPrime Minister David Cameron said:

Social investment has the potential to transform lives and these awards, now in their second year, celebrate forces for social change in our country. Whether it is helping prisoners turn over a new leaf upon release, reducing youth unemployment or tackling poverty, these projects are using finance to get to grips with some of the most difficult social problems facing us here and around the world.

I want to congratulate everyone involved for your excellent work and the social impact you are helping to deliver.