Social Business Award

At the Natwest SE100 Social Business Awards 2016 The Philosophy Foundation was shortlisted in three categories: Resilience, Storyteller and our COO, Emma Worley, was nominated for The Leadership Award.

A total of 26 organisations were shortlisted, celebrating the most inspiring and effective social enterprise leaders, and the strength, impact and resilience of the sector in the UK, so the competition was steep. We are delighted to report that we were joint winners with the House of St Barnabas (an amazing charity pledged to breaking the cycle of homelessness) of the Storyteller Award. This is the first time two charities have been joint winners of an SE100 Award and we are proud to share the accolade with such a great charity. Emma was also highly commended in the Leadership Award.

The Leadership Award recognises an individual who has led an organisation effectively, inspired their staff, and has demonstrated that their attitude and ability towards running a business has delivered success both on social and financial grounds.
The Storyteller Award recognises the great stories from social enterprises on the SE100 Index, that support the data, and is awarded to a social venture that has created and delivered a brilliant communications campaign to highlight impact and scale up their activities.

For more information about the awards, check out the social business awards page here.

It's a great honour to have our work recognised through these awards. Please see below for our Social Impact Report 2015/16 and an infographic about our work over the last 10 years.

Social Impact Report 2015-16

Two years ago The Philosophy Foundation (TPF), began designing an assessment process that would enable us to evaluate the impact of the work we do on the children we work with. As we worked (and still do) directly with those beneficiaries, specialists would judge progress for themselves and feedback to TPF as a qualitative measure of our impact. As the foundation has grown larger, tripling the number of classes we work in, we have built on this, retaining the qualitative aspect which is essential when working in the field of education, as well as incorporating larger quantitative data sets. Over the last year we have collected a moderate body of data, evaluation and feedback to try and produce, in this document, a coherent explanation of exactly how TPF is meeting its charitable and social aims. 

This report is the first for TPF

Social Impact Report 2015-16