Citizens Advice was named the Charity of the Year with an income over £10m at the Charity Times Awards in London last night.
Judges said the national charity sets a marker for others to emulate. It was recognised in particular for its clear objectives, backed up by solid outcomes data and evidence of how it is used.
Hundreds of leading figures from the UK charity sphere gathered at the Park Plaza Westminster last night to recognise excellence in the sector. Host Lucy Porter presented awards across 29 categories.
IntoUniversity was awarded Charity of the Year with an income of between £1m and £10m. The charity addresses academic underachievement, social exclusion and low participation among young people in deprived areas through a network of 18 local learning centres. It was rewarded for its excellent model, backed up by data and clear plans for focusing on areas of greatest need.
Charity of the Year with an income under £1m went to Unseen. The charity works towards a world without slavery through supporting survivors and potential victims, supporting stakeholders to tackle the problem, and seeking to bring about change in policy and society.
Unseen was commended by the judges for its innovative use of existing tools and networks to further its cause. Its excellent service delivery was also recognised alongside its campaigning work.
Now in their 16th year, the awards attracted hundreds of high quality entries which were then evaluated by an expert independent judging panel.
The full list of winners and highly commended entrants is available below.
Consultancy of the Year
WINNER: International Fundraising Consultancy
Boutique Investment Management
WINNER: James Hambro & Partners
WINNER: Cazenove Charities
HR Management Award
Social Champion Award
WINNER: Handmade Alliance C.I.C.
Best Use of Technology
WINNER: Samaritans, Network Rail and Quadrant Events
Best Use of the Web
WINNER: Young Advisors
Rising CEO Star
WINNER: Suran Dickson, CEO, Diversity Role Models
Highly commended: Natasha Singarayer, The Abbeyfield Society
Charity Principal of the Year
WINNER: Caron Bradshaw, Chief Executive, Charity Finance Group
Corporate Community Local Involvement
WINNER: Enfield Citizens Advice Bureau/Warburtons Bakery Enfield
Corporate National Partnership Champion
WINNER: Prostate Cancer UK/Keyline
Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Retailer
WINNER: The Prince's Trust/Asda
Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Financial Institution
WINNER: Unicef UK/Barclays
Cross-sector Partnership of the Year
WINNER: London's Air Ambulance/Barts Health NHS Trust
Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year
WINNER: British Gas/Shelter
Highly commended: KPMG/Living Wage Foundation, Citizens UK
Fundraising Technology Award
WINNER: Givergy (formerly iBid Events)
Social Investment Initiative
WINNER: Career Connect
WINNER: Missing People Charity
PR Team of the Year: with an income of less than £10 million
PR Team of the Year: with an income of more than £10 million
WINNER: Save the Children
Campaigning Team of the Year
WINNER: Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and Action on Smoking & Health (ASH)
Highly commended: The British Youth Council
Fundraising Team of the Year
WINNER: Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity
Financial Management Award
Outstanding Individual Achievement
WINNER: Les Heyhoe, Volunteer Fundraiser, KIDS
Best New Charity
WINNER: The Silver Line Helpline
Charity of the Year: with an income of less than £1 million
Highly commended: National Ugly Mugs Scheme
Charity of the Year: with an income of £1million - £10million
Highly commended: Affinity Sutton Community Foundation
Charity of the Year: with an income of more than £10million
WINNER: Citizens Advice
Highly commended: Samaritans
The shortlist is available here.