Charity Times Awards 2021: Winners Revealed

Fareshare UK, Hospitality Action and The Listening Place were among the big winners at the Charity Times Awards 2021, which was celebrated last night.

Hundreds of people turned up at the London Mariott Hotel Grosvenor Square for a glamorous night celebrating the best of the sector after a difficult 18 months.

There were cheers across the tables as FareShare was crowned Charity of the Year (income over £10m) while Hospitality Action took home the prize for Charity of the Year (income of £1-10m) and The Listening Place topped the under £1m category.

This year, Ellie Orton, CEO of NHS Charitie Together was presented with the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award.

She has played a vital role in the last 18 months and headed up a charity thrust into the spotlight practically overnight. She worked tirelessly to get donations and help frontline NHS workers and the judges were in complete agreement about awarding her for the excellent work that had been achieved.

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Suxxes CEO, David Welch was named Charity Leader of the Year while Supporting Leader of the year went to Food Cycle’s Sophie Tebbetts.

Rising Leader of the Year went to Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs OBE for her work with Surviving Economic Abuse.

Now in their 22nd year, the awards attracted hundreds of high quality entries, which were then evaluated by an expert independent judging panel.

In addition to the charity of the year and individual categories, the awards as always set out to recognise a variety of fields of charity management, celebrating the best standards of leadership and professionalism.

The full list of winners is available below.

The winners

Trustee Board of the Year
WINNER: Caretech Charitable Foundation

Campaigning Team of the Year
WINNER: Refuge

Digital Fundraising Campaign of the Year
WINNER: Hospitality Action

Digital Transformation of the year
WINNER: Create

Fundraising Team of the Year
WINNER: The Leprosy Mission

Change Project of the Year
WINNER: St Clare Hospice

Charity with the Best Social Media Presence
WINNER: Hubbub

PR Team of the Year
WINNER: Harbour Housing

Best Use of Technology
WINNER: Guide Dogs

HR Management Award
WINNER: Alzheimer's Research UK

Property Innovation Award
WINNER: P3 Charity

Information Security Innovation Award
WINNER: Linkage Community Trust

Corporate Community Local Involvement
WINNER: The Hygiene Bank and Ansvar Insurance

Corporate National Partnership Champion
WINNER: Alzheimer’s Society and Santander UK

Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Retailer
WINNER: FareShare, Asda and Trussell Trust

Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Financial Institution
WINNER: Cancer Research UK and Credit Suisse

Charity Collaboration of the Year
WINNER: Citizens Advice and Trussell Trust

Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year
WINNER: British Red Cross and Aviva

Charities’ Bank of the Year

Investment Management Award
WINNER: Sarasin & Partners

Boutique Investment Management Award
WINNER: Edentree Investment Management

Supporting Leader of the Year
WINNER: Sophie Tebbetts, Food Cycle

Rising Leader of the Year
WINNER: Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs OBE, Surviving Economic Abuse

Charity Leader of the Year
WINNER: David Welch, Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

Outstanding Individual Achievement
WINNER: Ellie Orton, CEO, NHS Charities Together

Charity of the Year: with an income of less than £1 million
WINNER: The Listening Place

Charity of the Year: with an income of £1 million - £10 million
WINNER: Hospitality Action

Charity of the Year: with an income of more than £10 million
WINNER: FareShare UK

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