CHARITY TIMES AWARDS 2017 – shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 18th annual Charity Times Awards has been announced.

The awards reward excellence across almost 30 separate categories. The best individual charities and charity leaders will be celebrated, alongside the best examples of specific areas of charity management including fundraising, communications, campaigning, use of technology, and more.

In addition, private sector providers offering best-in-class services to charities have the opportunity to have their efforts recognised in front of a packed house at this year’s awards ceremony.

The winners will be announced at the Park Plaza Hotel at Westminster Bridge in London on 4 October.


Charity of the Year: with an income of less than £1 million
The Encephalitis Society
Time and Talents
British Hen Welfare Trust
Memusi Foundation
School Food Matters
The Alcohol Education Trust

Charity of the Year: with an income of £1 million - £5 million - sponsored by Quilter Cheviot
City Year UK
Contact the Elderly
Dame Kelly Holmes Trust
FareShare UK
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust
The Mix

Charity of the Year: with an income of £5 million - £10 million - sponsored by Quilter Cheviot
Good Things Foundation
Lords Taverners
Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care
The Brain Tumour Charity

Charity of the Year: with an income of more than £10 million
bpas – The British Pregnancy Advisory Service
Disasters Emergency Committee
Langley House Trust
Thomas Reuters Foundation
War Child UK
WCS Care

Best New Charity
Lucy Air Ambulance for Children
Binti International
Go! (Great Opportunities) Together
Parish Giving Scheme
The Garden Classroom

Change Project of the Year
Ambition School Leadership
Cancer Support UK
CLIC Sargent
Royal Free Charity
St Johns Hospice North Lancashire South Lakes

Rising CEO Star
Jon Arnold, Tiny Tickers
Sandra Schembri, The House of St Barnabas
Daryl Brown, Magpas Air Ambulance
Liz Searle, Keech Hospice Care
Yvonne Harrison, GreaterSport
Caroline Taylor, Essex Community Foundation
Gemma Holdings, Cancer Support UK

Fundraising Team of the Year
Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity
Contact the Elderly
Family Holiday Association

Charity Principal of the Year
Kirsty Smith, CBM UK
Jonathan Douglas, National Literary Trust
Alex Ford, Pancreatic Cancer UK
Sue Threader, The Rochester Bridge Trust
Sophie Andrews, The SilverLine Helpline
Anna Smee, UK Youth
Angela Hughes, Welsh Air Ambulance Charitable Trust

Supporting Executive of the Year
Dr James Cusack, Autistica
Lisa Byrne, Children England
Dr Karen McGregor, Daphne Jackson Trust
Charlotte Augst, Richmond Group of Charities
Clare Normand, The Brain Tumour Charity
Antonio Zappulla, Thomson Reuters Foundation
Charles Newitt, London’s Air Ambulance

Campaigning Team of the Year
Bowel Cancer UK
CLIC Sargent
MS Society
Muscular Dystrophy UK
The Children's Society

Best Use of the Web
Independent Age
The Mix
Unicef UK

PR Team of the Year
Barley Communications
Electrical Safety First
Living Streets
Macmillan Cancer Support
Naomi House Jacksplace
The Scout Association
Katie Haines Memorial Trust with Golden Goose PR

International Charity
Media Legal Defence Initiative

HR Management Award
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

Social Investment Initiative
Fair Chance Fund Initiative
Family Action
Homeless Link
Southville Community Development Association
Wales Council for Voluntary Action

Community Award
Autism Together
Brathay Trust
Dame Kelly Holmes Trust
Lifeline Community Projects
St Joseph's Hospice Charity
The Passage (Home for Good)
Volunteering Matters

Excellence in Internal Communications
Alzheimer's Society

Best Use of Technology
Blue Cross
National Trust
Age UK and Reason Digital
Royal Academy of Dance
seAp Advocacy
The Air Ambulance Service
WCS Care

Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year
Barrie Wells Trust
British Red Cross with Aviva
British Red Cross with Marsh
Lloyds Banking Group and UK Youth
RAW Productions
Shakespeare’s Globe & Deutsche Bank
Ovo Energy

Cross-sector Partnership of the Year
Action Against Hunger
Credit Suisse EMEA Foundation
Evelina London Children’s Hospital
Everton in the Community
Good Things Foundation
Hubbub Foundation
The Land Trust

Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Financial Institution
Cancer Research UK and Fidelity International
BBC Children in Need and Lloyds Banking Group
Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity and Morgan Stanley
Hospice UK and Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banks
The Royal Marines Charity and Patron Capital
IntoUniversity and UBS
Marie Curie and Yorkshire Building Society

Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Retailer
British Red Cross and Co-op
Hubbub and Mothercare
Macmillan Cancer Support and M&S
National Charity Partnership (Diabetes UK, British Heart Foundation, Tesco)
Living Wage Foundation and IKEA
National Autistic Society and intu
The International Glaucoma Association and Vision Express

Corporate National Partnership Champion
Action for Children and Fujitsu
Action Against Hunger and Fourth
Malaria No More UK and Fever Tree
NSPCC and O2
Unseen and BT
War Child and O2
World Horse Welfare and the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Corporate Community Local Involvement
Berkeley Group
Sported and Deutsche Bank
School Food Matters and Whole Foods Market
School-Home Support and Liberum Capital
Scottish Book Trust and Scottish Gas
St Giles Trust and The Lancashire Foundation
The Conservation Volunteers and NatWest

Advisory Provider of the Year
Triodos Corporate Finance
Oaks Consultancy Ltd
Penningtons Manches LLP
Bates Wells Braithwaite
Price Bailey LLP

Boutique Investment Management
Eskmuir Properties - Diversified Property Fund for Charities
James Hambro Partners
Mayfair Capital Investment Management - Property Income Trust for Charities
Rothschild Private Wealth
Savills Investment Management - The Charities Property Fund
Thesis Asset Management
Waverton Investment Management

Investment Management
Barclays Wealth
Brewin Dolphin
Cazenove Capital
Newton Investment Management
Quilter Cheviot
Rathbone Investment Management
Ruffer LLP

Outstanding Individual Achievement
Determined via sector consultation and deliberation amongst judges. Recipient announced at the ceremony.

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