The Charity Awards, the longest-running awards in the sector, has opened for applications in its 20th year.
The Awards identifies charities which have original and effective ideas that the rest of the sector can learn from, and is open to any type of project or initiative, from any charity in the UK.
Ten individual awards are given for charities working in different sectors, and an overall winner and lifetime achievement winner are also celebrated.
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 interventions.
For the second year in a row, Rathbones will be the overall awards partner, and the Charities Aid Foundation an awards supporter.
The application deadline is Friday 22 February, and all the information on how to enter is available here.
A panel of 12 sector leaders will assess all entries, 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 8 May. The Charity Awards programme will culminate in a sparkling gala presentation ceremony and dinner on Wednesday 5 June, at The Pavilion, in the grounds of the Tower of London.
Andy Pitt, head of charities – London at Rathbones, said: "We are really delighted to be partnering again with Civil Society Media as sponsors of the Charity Awards. The awards celebrate leadership, good governance, innovation and excellence, all values we promote at Rathbones as a firm and as part of our relationship with charities.
“We are looking forward to be involved in another important judging process for the sector.”