Charity Awards applications: How to enter
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Our nomination categories
Click on the relevant category below to complete a nomination form.
This award recognises a UK-registered charity for their outstanding work and contribution to society, as well as demonstrated excellent service and achievement in its work over the last five years. There are no criteria on the annual income, but the charity must demonstrate consistently delivered outstanding service for their size and year-on-year growth.
Who can apply – All charities
This award is similar to Charity of the Year, but specifically for organisations that consider themselves faith-based.
Who can apply – Any charity that considers itself faith-based
This award is similar to Charity of the Year, but specifically for organisations that primarily have education, training or related charity objects.
Who can apply – Any education-related charity
This award is similar to Charity of the Year, but specifically for organisations that primarily have health and wellbeing related objects.
Who can apply – Any health or wellbeing-related charity
This award is similar to Charity of the Year, but specifically for organisations that have been operational for three years or less.
Who can apply – Charities operational for up to 3 years only
This award recognises a social enterprise or the trading arm of a charity that has made a significant difference to beneficiaries through its ability to generate income to meet its social goals over the last three years.
Who can apply – All charities and social enterprises
In addition to our jury-decided Awards, this category is a special one, where you, the audience, votes for the winners. All you have to do is click on Vote, and then Share online!
You can have up to three votes each, so you can click on one charity that you really like three times, or give one vote each to different organisations. Please make sure you Share online too, to make sure your chosen charities get the most exposure online.
Once you’ve submitted a nomination, then you can share the link to the full list of nominated charities on social media and in your network, to encourage others to vote for your organisation too.
This award recognises an individual who has demonstrated dedication, professionalism and integrity over a sustained period of time, and who has produced an identifiably profound effect on the social sector in the UK or otherwise through their work, which could be voluntary or otherwise.
Who can apply – Volunteers or other individuals who have had a positive impact on society and involved in key decision making in their charity, enterprise or project
Criteria and eligibility
Any UK-based registered charity, an international charity with registered UK offices, an unincorporated not-for-profit organisation in the UK that can clearly display its charitable aims, or organisation with a social mission operating as a Company Limited By Guarantee, CIC or social enterprise.
The organisation must show it has delivered outstanding service to the community and has a clear goal and strategy to make a positive impact to the community.
Please note organisations can enter more than one category and are encouraged to nominate themselves, all entries will be treated as confidential, the Judges’ decision is final and nominations can be submitted online only.
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Nominations are open to all. Applicants can make as many nominations as they wish and may enter for more than one category where applicable. There is no charge to make a nomination.
Self-nomination is the most common route. If an organisation or individual is proud of their work and impact generated for the community then they are encouraged to nominate themselves. Nominations via donors or beneficiaries are also common ways of nominating.
Applicants must confirm that what they have written in their nomination, to the best of their knowledge, is legal, decent, honest and truthful. The judging panel reserves the right to ask for additional information from the charity, individual and corporate, and to make enquiries with the charity where appropriate.
A Winner will not be permitted to re-enter the awards for a period of two years.
All entries and nominations must be received before 5pm on Friday 11th Sep 2020. Winners will be announced on Friday 23rd October 2020 at the Awards evening at the Rosewood London hotel.