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The Charity Today Awards 2017

The Charity Today Awards give you the chance to tell your success stories to a national audience, regardless of the size of your charity. Showcase your charity or individual achievements to beneficiaries, reward staff or volunteers and benchmark your success against competitors.

Each month a category is put up for nomination (the nomination form is at the bottom of this page), the judges then select the finalists who are put before the public vote on Twitter @CharityAwards.

Animal Welfare Award – February 2017 

Each charity or individual will have their reasons for why they think a particular charity deserves to win the Animal Welfare Award. You should try to provide detailed examples of what the charity or members of the team do to go above and beyond the call of duty, all in the name of animal welfare. Providing at least 3 case studies

Animal Welfare Award 2017 winners – Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Sports & Recreational Charity of the Year – March 2017

This award is for a sports and recreational charity that has excelled in its support of grassroots sport over the last 12 months, be that through financial assistance or successful projects it has developed and implemented. It must also be able to show how it plans to further progress this work in the years ahead to reach more people.

Environment & Conservation Award – April 2017

The winner of this award must be able to show how its work in Environment & Conservation has excelled; this can range from the protection of endangered species and threatened habitat to the promotion of environmental education or even the development of a community-driven conservation. The organisation must also be able to show how it plans to further progress its work in the years ahead.

Hospice of the Year – May 2017

The hospice must show how it has excelled in its work to improve the lives of people who have an incurable illness. The hospice will be able to demonstrate its practices for ensuring a huge emphasis is on dignity, respect, and the wishes of its patients. This must also be evident in the hospice’s care of those people close to the patient, and into the bereavement period after the patient has died.

Charity Shop of the Year – June 2017

The outlet must be able to demonstrate to the Charity Today Awards judges:

•    examples of customer service that beyond standard protocol

•    an excellent modern interior and exterior

•    proactive interaction with the local community

•    a clear outline as to why the shop should win the award over others

•    a couple of inspirational volunteer stories

Disability Charity of the Year – July 2017

The charity must show how it has excelled in its work to improve the lives of people who have a disability or incurable illness. The charity will be able to demonstrate its practices for campaigning as well as ensuring a huge emphasis is with care, dignity, respect, and the wishes of its beneficiaries. This must also be evident in the charity’s support of friends and family close to those using its services.

Community Impact Award – August 2017

This award is for a charitable organisation that can demonstrate the significant impact one of its projects has had in the local community. (For example; Helping to reduce anti-social behaviour and crime). It must also be able to show how it plans to further progress the project in the years ahead.

Medical Welfare Award – September 2017

This award is for a charity that has over the last twelve months been able to demonstrate how its services have helped enhance the lives of those living in society with specialist medical needs, be that cancer support or any other terminal/non-terminal illness.

The charity must be able to demonstrate how its work has benefitted not only patients but also friends and family.

It must also be able to show how it plans to further progress this in the years ahead.

Medical Research Award – October 2017

This award is for a charity that has over the last twelve months been able to demonstrate a vital medical breakthrough as a result of its research or funding.

It must also be able to show how it plans to further progress this in the years ahead.

Charity Patron of the Year – November 2017

This award is for a charity ambassador or patron, who has gone above & beyond their role; inspired and motivated others to volunteer and ultimately how they have made an impact using their privileged position to the charities advantage.

Volunteer of the Year – November 2017

Without the incredible effort of volunteers, many of the UK’s charities just wouldn’t function.

Whether it’s minutes or months, hours or days, the time they give does matter.

You will need to demonstrate how the nominee has excelled and exceeded all expectations of their role. Make sure you include any relevant evidence in your application.

We accept posthumous nominations by friends and family with no restrictions in place for how long ago the volunteer passed away.

Special Recognition Award – November 2017

The Charity Today Awards’ Special Recognition Award will recognise and promote individuals who have made a significant contribution to the charity sector over a sustained period (a minimum of 15 years).

The Special Recognition Award is Charity Today Awards’ most prestigious award to an individual who has: –

•    15 years, or more, of sustained service to the charity sector

•    an established history of distinguished service

•    made a lasting contribution

•    exhibited leadership and provided inspiration to others in the sector

Importantly, the contributions should be above and beyond the every day and have had a long lasting impact in the sector.

Fundraiser of the Year – November 2017

An individual that is officially recognised by a UK registered charity. The individual must have quantifiable results and be able to demonstrate how they went about exceeding all expectations over the last 12 months.

Charity of the Year – December 2017

The Charity Today Awards’ Charity of the Year title is awarded to a charity that has clearly delivered an outstanding service to its beneficiaries and raised the profile of its cause within the last 12months.

NOMINATION FORM

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COMPETITION NOTES

Organisations or individuals may submit more than one entry to the contest. The short-listing and judging panels reserve the right to re-assign entries to a more relevant category. The judge’s decision in all matters of the awards is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

The short-listing panel will meet each month to select the entries to go forward to each of the final stages of the public vote.

CONTACT US

For further information or any enquiries, please email support@charitytoday.co.uk