A f I D Wins Award at UK’s Biggest Social Enterprise Event26.06.2012

In 2012, AfID not only reached 300 volunteer accountants but won the Santander Social Enterprise of the Year.

pecialist volunteering service for experienced accountants, Accounting for International Development (A f I D), was awarded a prize for growing social enterprises at the UK’s biggest social enterprise event in Scotland on Tuesday 27 March 2012.
The Social Enterprise Exchange event in Glasgow showcased some of the best social enterprises from the UK and abroad and had more than thousand delegates attending including Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna, and BBC broadcaster and journalist Kirsty Wark.
The prestigious award was created by Santander, one of the event sponsors and had a huge number of applications which were shortlisted to five before voting was opened to the public.  A f I D were one of the organisations on this list and we are very pleased to announce that A f I D was awarded the prize at the end of the conference. The award will help A f I D expand its programmes and support more grassroots organisations in Africa, Asia and South America.
A f I D offers accountants the opportunity to use their skills to make a genuine difference as overseas volunteers while gaining rewarding and unforgettable hands-on international development experience. A f I D’s primary aim is to ensure the long term sustainability of the many charity partners it supports. The focus of these partners is hugely varied, from childcare and education to micro-finance to gender equality, however there is a common theme in every one of these organisations – they exist to support and improve the lives of the local people in the communities in which they are based.
In the last two years A f I D has arranged assignments for over 200 qualified accountants with 120 charities and social enterprises in 23 developing countries.