The Charity Awards, the UK’s longest-running awards for the charity sector, are open for applications again today.
Since 2000, the Charity Awards has recognised charities with innovative and effective interventions which the rest of the sector can learn from.
The Awards provide a perfect opportunity for you to propel your charity’s work into the spotlight, to influence policy-makers and funders, and to showcase the quality of your project or initiative.
The 19th annual awards will have Rathbones as the overall awards partner, and the Charities Aid Foundation as an awards supporter. The application deadline is Friday 23 February.
A new website for the awards also launches today. Application forms are available here.
You may enter any type of project or campaign and it will be judged by a distinguished panel of sector leaders against entries from other organisations in your own sector.
The judges will assess each entry against our six Hallmarks of Excellence.
Judging will take place in April and the shortlist will be announced on civilsociety.co.uk and charityawards.co.uk on Wednesday 9 May.
The Charity Awards programme will culminate in a sparkling gala presentation ceremony and dinner on Thursday 7 June, at The Pavilion, in the grounds of the Tower of London.
Andrew Pitt, head of charities – London at Rathbones, said: "We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Civil Society Media as sponsors of the Charity Awards. The awards celebrate leadership, good governance, innovation and excellence.
"As investment managers we do everything we can to support the work that the sector does and promoting best practice is an important part of our relationship with charities."