Overall Winner & Outstanding Leader

Overall Winner & Outstanding Leader

Every year one of the category winners is crowned as the Overall Winner of that year’s Charity Awards. The chosen charity or campaign is the one that stands out for the judges in terms of its innovation, leadership, impact, scalability, sustainability and operational excellence. Charities that have won the Overall Award must beat off very stiff competition for this prestigious prize and should be enormously proud.

The judges also choose each year to recognise an individual from the sector who has demonstrated Outstanding Leadership. This too is a very select group, comprising instigators and innovators who have achieved great things themselves and inspired others along the way - the crème de la crème of the sector.


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Overall Winner & Outstanding Leader

2013

TV presenter Alex Jones,Peas chair David Townsend, Peas monitoring and evaluation officer Linda Jonsson, and Civil Society Media group editor Tania Mason and  minister for civil societyNick Hurd

Promoting Equality in African Schools (Peas)

Providing secondary school places for the most disadvantaged

2012

Francis Maude MP; Guy Willoughby and Amy Currin, CEO and development manager at the HALO Trust; John Low CBE, CEO of CAF

The HALO Trust

Making villages landmine-free in Sri Lanka

2011

John Low CBE, CEO of CAF; Francis Maude MP, minister for the Cabinet Office; David Congdon, head of campaigns and policy, Mencap; Beverley Dawkins OBE, national officer for profound and multiple learning disabilities, Mencap; Stephen Mangan, Awards host

Mencap

Pioneering change from policy through implementation

2010

Overall Winner - Community Service Volunteers

Community Service Volunteers

Recognised for its trailblazing Volunteers in Child Protection programme

2009

Overall Winner - Leap Confronting Conflict

Leap Confronting Conflict

Supporting young mentors and mediators

2008

CAF chief executive John Low CBE (back row, fourth left) with Excellent Development founder and director Simon Maddrell (with trophy), actress Prunella Scales (front middle), and members of Excellent Development’s team

Excellent Development

Transforming environmental sustainability in Kenya

2007

Overall Winner - Storybook Dads

Storybook Dads

Enabling prisoners to stay in touch with their children

2006

Hibiscus, Charity Awards Overall Winner 2006

Hibiscus

Diverting women away from drug trafficking

2005

Beatbullying, Charity Awards Overall Winner 2005

Beatbullying

A child-centred response to bullying

2004

RNID

RNID

Transformed NHS audiology services across the UK

2003

Leonard Cheshire

Leonard Cheshire

Raised the profile of carers and caring careers

2002

Revolving Doors Agency

Revolving Doors Agency

Deployed 'link workers'  to improve the lives of service users

2001

Riders for Health

Riders for Health

Improving transport in Africa to boost access to healthcare

2000

Alcohol Concern

Alcohol Concern

Pioneered impact measurement for its member agencies

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CAF

 

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National media partner

The Times

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