Deadline approaches for Charity Governance Awards applications

Charities have less than three weeks to submit their entries for this year’s Charity Governance Awards.

The deadline for the 2022 award scheme, which is free to enter for national and local charities, is midnight on 26 January.

This year’s awards have five categories, looking at areas of governance and trusteeship including diversity, digital and response to the Covid pandemic.

The winners will receive an unrestricted grant of £5,000, with runners up receiving £1,000.

All shortlisted entries will receive a paid one-year membership of the Association of Chairs and a complimentary place on a Cause4 Trustee Leadership Programme for a new board member.

The awards are sponsored and hosted by the Clothworkers’ Company in partnership with think tank New Philanthropy Capital, recruiters Prospectus and volunteer matching charity Reach Volunteering.

“When the Covid-19 pandemic began in 2020, we knew that charities would be dealing with the fallout for years to come,” said awards chair Deepak Nambisan.

“This year, we’re particularly interested in how charity boards have embraced the long-term impact of the pandemic on their work – a situation forced upon them may have transformed their strategies for the better. These are stories that the whole sector will find inspiring.

“We’re also shining a light on the smallest charities operating today, with two refocused Improving Impact awards. These are often organisations working under the radar, with limited staff and resources, carrying out incredible work that has lasting impact within their communities.”

Shortlisted entrants will be announced in April, with the winners revealed in May.

More details can be found here.

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