Self Help UK


Awards and recognition

Nottingham Social Enterprise of the Year 2011

Self Help UK was awarded Nottingham City Council 'Social Enterprise of the Year' in 2011 for our work supporting self help groups. This award is for social enterprises in Nottingham that make a difference, inspire and motivate and that is both entrepreneurial and has a positive social impact.

At the time the event was organised to coincide with National Social Enterprise Day which aimed to celebrate and promote the work of businesses and organisations like Self Help.

Department of Health, Beacon of best practice 2011/12

The Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) programme is a large-scale programme developed by the Department of Health to drive forward quality improvements in NHS care. Self Help UK was recognised as a beacon of best practice and some of our work was included in the annual guide published for commissioners.

Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) National Leadership Fellow 2015/16

Each year, the charity leaders’ network ACEVO chooses five people to receive the prestigious ACEVO Fellowship. Sponsored by The Leadership Trust Foundation, ACEVO Fellowships champion inspirational and emerging leaders from across the country. Fellowships are awarded to those whose work has been identified by their peers as outstanding, and whose achievements deserve greater recognition. 

Each Fellow receives a funded place on a Leadership Trust programme worth over £3,000; a personalised development plan; an ACEVO mentor; a free place on an ACEVO Leadership Learning workshop; a pack of ACEVO publications and a year’s free membership.

Our CEO, Sarah Collis was chosen to receive a Fellowship on 2015.

Chair of ACEVO Paul Farmer said: “ACEVO and the Leadership Trust Foundation take pride in rewarding inspirational leaders who demonstrate exceptional commitment, professionalism and vision. We’re delighted to give recognition through our Fellowships to the contribution these individuals make to their organisations and causes, and to offer them the opportunity to continue to learn and grow as leaders.”