Social Enterprise London has launched a manifesto for the local elections on 4 May.
Social Enterprise Charter: a Manifesto for Change has been sent to all party leaders and local authority chief executives in the capital.
The manifesto asks them to include social enterprise in their policies and funding programmes, and to bring forward proposals to create a level playing field for social enterprises wanting to tender for procurement contracts.
Social Enterprise London says social enterprise is a growing part of the political parties' agendas in the capital. Earlier this year, a member of David Cameron's Conservative shadow cabinet toured a number of social enterprises in London, including Greenwich Leisure.
"We want to support what is going on throughout London to achieve strategic coherence, full community engagement and creative entrepreneurialism," said Allison Ogden-Newton, the chief executive of Social Enterprise London.
"I am looking forward to receiving responses to the manifesto. I hope it will clarify the important role social enterprise has to play in community-led regeneration."
Social Enterprise London has also launched its second Social Enterprise Journal. The journal includes contributions from academic institutions such as the Universities of East London, Huddersfield, Brunel and Heriot-Watt, covering areas such as the financing and capacity building of social enterprise.
The launch was supported by Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott. "There is still a need today to raise general awareness of social enterprise and to explore those issues that relate to improving the sustainability of social enterprise in the future," he said.