Certificate of Social Enterprises

Ma’an Certificate of Social Enterprises is UAE’s first recognition scheme for organizations with a mission to address social challenges.

This certificate was launched with the aim of raising awareness and recognizing the organizations creating social impact in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The social enterprises obtain our certificate to differentiate themselves from regular businesses and give private businesses and governments the confidence in their social mission. Obtaining the Certificate also gives social enterprises access to a set of incentives to thrive in the region.

Having the Certificate of Social Enterprises allows a social enterprise to be part of a large network of social investors and innovators to collaborate and grow their businesses.

What We Offer?

Access to Mentors and Coaches

Access to Mentors and Coaches

Access to Mentors and Coaches

Access to mentoring and guidance from the experts from the social sector and regional market leaders. Our network of mentors can guide you on improvig your social impact and growing your business.

Access to Funding Opportunities

Access to Funding Opportunities

Access to Funding Opportunities

Become eligible to apply for our grants program and get access to various social investors in the region.

Access to Learning Resources

Access to Learning Resources

Access to Learning Resources

Get access to workshops and learning resources targeted towards scaling your business and validating your impact.

Business Networking Opportunities

Business Networking Opportunities

Business Networking Opportunities

Access a global network of private and government entites to pilot your technology and explore other forms of deals and partnerships.

Office , Co-working Spaces

Office , Co-working Spaces

Office , Co-working Spaces

Become eligible to access our co working spaces to collaborate and meet other like-minded social innovators.

Endorsement for Golden Visa

Endorsement for Golden Visa

Endorsement for Golden Visa

Opportunity to obtain Golden Visa 6 months post receiving social certificate.

Who Can Apply?

  • Organizations with a social mission
  • Organizations licensed in Abu Dhabi
  • Commit to reinvesting at least 30% of profits into business, social causes
  • Commit to generating at least 40% of capital from services, trading
  • All citizens and residents
  • Applicants not meeting this criterion can still apply for the Certification. However, this criterion must be met within the first year of being certified for the renewal of the Certificate

Your Journey

Application

Submit application with details of the social mission, products/services, and the social impact created/anticipated.

Review and Approval

The application will be reviewed against a pre-defined criteria. Virtual interviews - additional information maybe requested for clarifications on the application.

Get Certified

Certificate of Social Enterprises is issued to the applicant upon approval of the application.

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