United Social Ventures

The Social Venture Awards

The Annual Awards for Social Entrepreneurs With Prizes of All-Expenses-Paid Trips to Oxford University for Workshops

Since 2012, 25 Ugandan entrepreneurs have been on this exchange.

In 2019, we’re seeking two more winners. The best progress made by one male and one female social entrepreneur over the past 12 months.

Deadline: 30th November 2019

Judging Criteria

40%   –   Progress & Growth over last 12 months
15%   –   Innovativeness of the Venture
15%   –   Sustainability of the Venture
15%   –   Potential Impact of the Venture
15%   –   Impact of Trip to Oxford on Venture


  • 18th November 2019

    Applications Open

  • 30th November 2019

    Deadline for Submissions

  • 2nd December 2019

    Shortlist Announced

  • 3rd-4th December 2019

    Finalist Interviews

  • 5th December 2019

    Pitching Awards Event

    (International Volunteering Day)

  • February 2020

    Winners Trip to Oxford


All applicants must be representing a Venture Member. Only one leader of each venture should apply.

You can apply for the awards below and then pay your membership fee before the deadline to be eligible.


We recommend you draft your answers in this Word document of the form before submitting your final answers on the online form below. This will give you more time to consider your answers and avoid any loss of work due to complications with the internet. But don’t worry – none of the questions are long essays!