Winners of the 2004 Online Accounts Awards Announced

Howard Lake | 8 December 2004 | News

Weston Spirit, Young Minds Trust, St Anne’s Soho and the Second 1st Hurst Scout Group have beaten off competition from charities across the UK in the 2004 Charities’ Online Accounts Awards.
The Awards, now in their second year, are hosted by CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) and ICAEW (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales).
At a ceremony held today, 8 December, at Chartered Accountants’ Hall, London, the winners will be formally awarded their prize of £2,000 for the most effective online presentation for their annual report and accounts.
Split into four income categories, the winner in category A (income above £2 million), is Weston Spirit. The youth charity tackles issues such as social exclusion through personal development programmes and projects. According to the judges, Weston Spirit stood out because of its leading edge use of HTML. The general look and feel of the accounts suggested that real thought had gone into presenting them with an online audience in mind.
The mental health charity Young Minds Trust took first place in category B (between £500,000 and £2 million). The judges were impressed with the clear way in which the report and accounts were set out.
London-based St Anne’s, Soho, the homelessness charity, was the winner in category C (between £100,000 and £500,000). The judges felt St Anne’s deserved top marks for its technical presentation and design.
In category D (Income below £100,000), Second 1st Hurst Scout Group took first place. The judges agreed that the Group stood out not only within its category, but against many larger charities for the quality and accessibility of its report and accounts.
The ceremony begins at 2pm and is followed by a seminar hosted by CFDG (Charity Finance Directors’ Group). Keynote speaker Pesh Framjee, Head of the Non Profit Organisations Unit at Deloitte and special advisor to CFDG will outline the current fiscal environment affecting charity accounting, including SORP and the Charities’ Bill.
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