NEWS

Guardian Charity Awards 2016

Jul 12, 2016

Receiving or even being nominated for an award is a great way to raise the profile of your charity, and the annual Guardian Charity Awards are among the most prestigious in the UK.

The awards seek to recognise and encourage small and medium-sized charities that are improving social wellbeing in its broadest sense by delivering practical solutions to present-day problems.

The awards offer support to the smaller charities that have the fresh thinking, flexibility and reach into communities that make the crucial difference to people's lives.

Each of the five winning charities will be awarded the following:

£3,000 prize fund;
o An iPad mini;
o One year's free NCVO membership, for those organisations that are not already a member;
o The option to attend a full day of tailored trustee training for up to five members from each of the winning charities from Bates Wells Braithwaite;
o A tailored package of support from the FSI; and
o A personalised package of communications support from theMedia Trust:

Eligible charities must have been registered in the United Kingdom for more than two years and have an annual income of between £5,000 and £1.5 million.

Social welfare charities are those that deliver clear benefit to people who are disadvantaged by poverty or disability or are marginalised in some other way.

Applicants should contact The Awards to confirm eligibility if they are not sure whether they qualify.

Entries should fulfil the following criteria:

o Innovative cause and/or practice;
o Learning from other charities and building on their work;.
o Evidence of impact;
o Potential of an award to boost sustainability and growth;
o Overall contribution to social welfare.

The 2016 Awards are open to applications with a deadline of midnight on Friday 19 August 2016.

Application forms are available to complete online via this LINK.

For further information about awards in previous years, visit theGuardian Charity Awards website.  

Contact details for the Awards are:

Guardian Charity Awards
Guardian Media Group
Kings Place
90 York Way
London N1 9GU
Tel: 020 3353 2504
Email:
charityawards@theguardian.com