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2. 150 Word Entry Synopsis
3. 1000 Word Submission
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2018 WINNERS & SHORTLISTED


SECTION A: FOR CHARITIES AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT INSTITUTIONS

1. Charity of the Year: with an income of less than £1 million 
Awarded to a charity the judges believe has delivered outstanding service to its beneficiaries, promoted and raised its cause, been clear in its goals and strategy and demonstrated excellence, especially within the last year. Entrants should have an annual income of less than £1m, while showing growth as an organisation since inception.
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2018 winner: Capoeira4Refugees

2. Charity of the Year: with an income of £1 million - £10 million   
Awarded to a UK-registered charity with an annual income of £1m - £10m that the judges believe has consistently delivered outstanding service to its beneficiaries, promoted and raised its cause, been clear in its goals and strategy, and demonstrated excellence all round, especially within the past year. Enter here

3. Charity of the Year: with an income of more than £10 million 
Awarded to a UK registered charity with an annual income of more than £10m that the judges believe has consistently delivered outstanding service to its beneficiaries, promoted and raised its cause, been clear in its goals and strategy, and demonstrated excellence all round, especially within the past year. As a leading charity, the impetus is to show how this status has made a real difference to its beneficiaries, the sector, and how its vision, work and commitment stands apart from the rest. Enter here

4. Change Project of the Year
Awarded to a charity that has carried out a significant change project, completed during the past 12 months, resulting in a more efficient or appropriately organised charity to the ultimate benefit of its service users/beneficiaries. This can cover organisation-wide change such as restructuring, or sufficiently major systems changes such as IT upgrades or out/in-sourcing. Enter here
2018 winner: The Care Workers Charity

5. Rising CEO Star
Awarded to a UK-registered charity chief executive who has demonstrated dedication, professionalism and integrity throughout their short career, and who has produced an identifiably profound effect on the sector through their work and management and shows great potential going forward. The charity should have an annual income of at least £250,000. Enter here
2018 winner: Sarah Anne Sturmey, Pure Insight

6. Fundraising Team of the Year
Awarded to the fundraising team of a UK-registered charity with an annual income of over £250,000, on the basis of innovation and real quantifiable results that achieve, or exceed, the aims of a campaign or campaigns during 2017/18/19. Enter here
2018 winner: Cure Leukaemia

7. Fundraising Innovation Award – NEW CATEGORY 
Awarded to a charity that has shown excellence in the innovation of new fundraising tools and methods. Judges will be particularly looking for charities that have demonstrated a highly-skilled use of technology to fundraise in a way that is unique to the sector, supported by clear evidence of fundraising objectives achieved. Enter here

8. Charity Principal of the Year
Awarded to an executive head of a UK-registered charity with an annual income of over £1m, who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and management skills in the running of a charity and whose vision is evident throughout the working of the whole of the charity. Enter here
2018 winner: Deborah Alsina, Bowel Cancer UK

9. Campaigning Team of the Year
Awarded to the campaigning team of a UK-registered charity with an annual income of more than £1m, on the basis of innovation and real quantifiable results that achieve, or exceed, the aims of a campaign or campaigns during 2018-19. Real quantifiable campaigning objectives and how they have been achieved, need to be shown in detail. Enter here
2018 winner: Citizens Advice

10. Charity with the best social media presence 
Awarded to a UK-registered charity that is able to demonstrate an innovative and effective use of social media within the 2018-19 period, taking into account engagement, the use of social media specific campaigns and how well the use of social media has furthered the organisation's goals. Enter here
2018 winner: British Red Cross

11. PR Team of the Year
This award shows excellence in charity PR, either in-house at a charity, or an agency undertaking a PR campaign on behalf of a charity. Benefits of the specific PR campaign have to be proven in real PR terms, such as extensive press and media coverage, which took place in 2018 or the first part of 2019. The charity must have an annual income of over £1m. Enter here
2018 winner: Asthma UK

12. HR Management Award
This award recognises the work done by HR managers in maintaining the professionalism and integrity of a UK-registered charity and ensuring the charity is a good to place to work and applies the highest ethical working standards. The charity must have an annual income of over £1m. Enter here
2018 winner: St Mungo’s

13. Property Innovation Award – NEW CATEGORY 
Awarded to a UK-registered charity that is able to demonstrate a strategic property plan that showcases innovation in property management and/or investment. Judges will be looking for charities that can evidence well-established property portfolios, or those who are able to demonstrate a creative use of property to enhance the charity’s overall mission. Enter here

14. Information Security Innovation Award – NEW CATEGORY in partnership with Charities Security Forum
This award recognises the work of a person or team in improving cybersecurity for their charity by demonstrating innovation and commitment to information security in their organisation. Entries for the award can include, but are not limited to, initiatives in awareness, governance, data protection, and IT related projects. Enter here

SECTION B: FOR CHARITY/CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

15. Corporate Community Local Involvement
This award recognises the active involvement of a commercial company directly with a charitable project in its locality, or through its partnership with a local UK-registered charity, that has had a quantifiably positive impact on the local community in 2018 and/or early part of 2019. Enter here
2018 winner: National Literacy Trust and British Land

16. Corporate National Partnership Champion
This award recognises the active involvement of a commercial company directly through a partnership with a UK-registered charity or social enterprise, which has had a quantifiably positive impact on the charity organization in 2018 and/or early part of 2019. Detailed impact of the partnership and relationship needs to be given. Enter here

17. Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Retailer
This award recognises the active involvement of a retail organisation directly through a partnership with a UK-registered charity, which has had a quantifiably positive impact on the charity in 2018 and/or early part of 2019. Detailed impact of the partnership and relationship needs to be given. Enter here
2018 winner: Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming, Jamie's Italian, Abokado and Leon

18. Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Financial Institution
This award recognises the active involvement of a financial organisation directly through a partnership with a UK-registered charity, which has had a quantifiably positive impact on the charity in 2018 and/or early part of 2019. Detailed impact of the partnership and relationship needs to be given. Enter here
2018 winner: Barclays, Catch22 and The Prince's Trust

19. Cross-sector Partnership of the Year
This award recognises a substantive partnership between a UK-registered charity, or other third sector organisation such as a social enterprise, and another body within the third sector umbrella, whether that be another charity, or public sector body like the NHS or a Local Authority. This partnerships needs to be of real sector significance in financial and sector terms and show demonstrably quantifiable benefit in 2018 and/or early 2019. Enter here
2018 winner: Good Things Foundation, Mind, Homeless Link - Reboot UK

20. Supporting Executive of the Year
This award recognises an executive team member below the principal, who excels in providing a vital supporting role to the leadership. Some examples of eligible roles include deputy CEO, head of policy, head of fundraising, or finance director. Please feel free to contact the editor if you are unsure whether a nominee you have in mind would be eligible. Enter here
2018 winner: Jenni Wiggle, Living Streets

21. Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year
This award recognises the active involvement of a commercial company directly with a socially responsible project, which has had a clear connection and benefit on a charity or the charitable sector in 2018-2019. Enter here
2018 winner: Trees for Cities and Bulb

22. Best Use of Technology
Awarded to a charity that has demonstrated an innovative and effective use of technology in any area of its operations within 2018-19. Entries can include the innovative use of mobile technology, back-office systems, social media and other forms of technology. Enter here
2018 winner: Chasing the Stigma with Mashbo

SECTION C: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CATEGORY

23. Investment Management
This award recognises excellence in the professional services offered to the sector, showing evidence of real quantifiable investment returns, especially within the last 12 months, but also within a wider timeframe context. Entries must show a real understanding of the investment needs of charities, with which they work. They must have more than £1 billion investable charitable assets. Enter here
2018 winner: Smith & Williamson Investment Management

24. Boutique Investment Management
This award recognises excellence in the professional services offered to the sector, showing evidence of real quantifiable investment returns, especially within the last 12 months, but also within a wider timeframe context. Entries must show a real understanding of the investment needs of charities, with which they work. They must have less than £1 billion investable charitable assets. Enter here
2018 winner: EdenTree Investment Management

SECTION D: INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

25. Outstanding Individual Achievement
Awarded to a person who has demonstrated dedication, professionalism and integrity throughout their career, and who has produced an identifiably profound effect on the sector through their work and management over at least a 10 year period. Submissions are not invited for this special award. It will be determined via a combination of sector consultation and deliberations amongst our panel of independent judges. This accolade will be presented to its recipient at the awards ceremony.
2018 winner: Carol Akiwumi

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