Charity Times Awards 2022: Winners revealed

Scouts, Citizens Advice and Shaw Trust were among the big winners at the Charity Times Awards 2022, which was celebrated on 14 September in London.

Hundreds of people turned up at the London Mariott Hotel Grosvenor Square for a glamorous night celebrating the best of the sector and paying tribute to Her Majesty the Queen.

There were cheers across the tables as Scouts was crowned Charity of the Year (income over £10m), while IntoUniversity took home the prize for Charity of the Year (income of £1-10m) and Shared Interest Foundation topped the under £1m category.

This year, Lucy Straker was presented with the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award. Straker has spent nearly 15 years as a charity communications expert, and was nominated for her “empathetic, compassionate and professional approach”, which includes her work with the campaign Charity So Straight.

Kate Lee, CEO of Alzheimer’s Society was named Charity Leader of the Year for her work leading the culture change at the charity, while Supporting Leader of the Year went to the Brain Tumor Charity’s CEO, Clare Normand who stood out to judges “for her passion and commitment to the charity.”

Ben Lindsay took home the Rising Leader of the Year award for his work with the charity Power the Fight, which empowers communities to end youth violence. The entry ‘heavily inspired judges’, it was revealed on the night.

Now in their 23nd 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.

Charity of the Year with an income of less than £1m
Winner: Shared Interest Foundation
Highly commended: Rural Action Derbyshire

Charity of the Year with an income of £1m-£10m
Winner: IntoUniversity
Highly commended: Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

Charity of the Year with an income of more than £10m
Winner: Scouts

Trustee Board of the Year
Winner: Shaw Trust

Campaigning Team of the Year
Winner: Epilepsy Society

Digital transformation of the year
Winner: Guide Dogs
Highly commended: Churches Conservation Trust

Fundraising Team of the Year
Winner: Encephalitis Society

Change Project of the Year
Winner: Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

Charity with the best social media presence
Winner: Citizens Advice

PR Team of the Year
Winner: Citizens Advice news team

Best use of technology
Winner: International health partners

HR Management Award
Winner: The Leprosy Mission

Property Innovation Award
Winner: Caritas Anchor House

Corporate Community Local Involvement
Winner: Sharks Community Trust and AO
Highly commended: Russell & Bromley with Home Start UK

Corporate National Partnership Champion
Cancer Research UK and Roadchef
Highly commended: Family Action and LV

Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Retailer
Winner: FareShare and Tesco

Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Financial Institution
Winner: Refuge & Barclays

Charity Collaboration of the Year
Winner: Mind, Samaritans, Shout and Hospice UK

Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year
Winner: Atlas Copco and Just a Drop
Highly commended: Patron Capital

Charities Bank of the Year
Winner: CAF Bank

Investment Management Award
Winner: Sarasin & Partners LLP

Boutique Investment Management Award
Winner: The Property Income Trust for Charities

Supporting leader of the year
Winner: Clare Normand OBE, The Brain Tumour Charity

Rising Leader of the Year
Winner: Ben Lindsay, Power the Fight

Charity Leader of the Year
Winner: Kate Lee, Alzheimer’s Society
Highly commended: Ava Easton, Encephalitis Society

Outstanding Individual Achievement Award:
Lucy Straker

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