Everybody Benefits – New Enterprise Award

DSC Social Change Awards celebrate the passionate individuals and effective organisations committed to making a positive impact on society.

About the Award

There is not a single person in the UK who has not, or will not, benefit from the work of a charity. Have you ever stopped in the street to look around at all the fantastic stuff going on around you, that wouldn’t exist if it were not for a charity? This award recognises those organisations (of 4 years and less) that work at a grass root level and the impact they have had on those they serve.






Street Paws

Street Paws provides free accessible veterinary care and emergency kennel support to homeless people in locations across the UK. Founded in 2016 we registered with the charity commission in 2018. We have a team of over 300 volunteers supporting around 350 dogs and their owners in the North East, North West, Yorkshire, Wales and Northern Ireland. We provide Emergency kennel support for dogs belonging to rough sleepers so that they can access NHS inpatient services or get a bed in a hostel through the winter.

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The Word Forest Organisation

The Word Forest Organisation was founded on 7th April 2017. The co-founding environmentalists Tracey and Simon West, have been reforesting Kenya as philanthropists since 2012. The charity has one member of staff and a handful of dedicated Trustees and hardworking volunteers. Together, they raise funds via memberships, ethical corporate partnerships and by selling ethical products at eco-events. They plant trees, build solid stone classrooms and facilitate education in rural Kenya; they recently put the roof on their 9th classroom.

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Refuweegee was set up in December 2015 to provide a warm welcome to forcibly displaced people arriving in Glasgow. Refuweegee has generated an amazing response from people in Glasgow and beyond, they have provided over 2000 community-built, personal welcome packs and gained charitable status in September 2016. Refuweegee aims to enable the existing community in extending the friendly welcome that Glasgow is world renowned for. They do this through welcome packs, events and volunteer opportunities.

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