The Charity Governance Awards are back for a second year with a larger prize pot and a new category.
£35,000 is available in total this year, and entry is now open with seven categories recognising outstanding governance, including the new category of ‘Embracing Digital’.
Charities of all sizes and from all sectors are being invited to enter for a chance to win one of seven £5,000 prizes of an unrestricted grant. The new category ‘Embracing Digital’ recognises charity boards that have successfully embraced the opportunities that digital offers, and harnessed them to innovate or improve its activities. Other award categories reward charities that have dramatically turned around their fortunes, those that have created inclusive and diverse boards, and those who have significantly improved their impact.
To enter, a charity must have been established before 31 December 2013 and be registered in the UK. A charity may submit a single entry into only one of the following categories:
- Board Diversity and Inclusivity
- Embracing Digital
- Embracing Opportunity and Harnessing Risk
- Improving Impact – charities with 3 paid staff or fewer (including charities with no paid staff)
- Improving Impact – charities with 4–25 paid staff
- Improving Impact – charities with 26 paid staff or more
- Managing Turnaround
The deadline for entries is Friday 13th January 2017.
The awards are free to enter and shortlisted entrants will receive a complimentary invitation to the official awards ceremony in London on 24th May next year. Case studies of the shortlisted charities will also be featured in a free ebook.
The Charity Governance Awards are organised by The Clothworkers’ Company in partnership with charity think thank and consultancy NPC (New Philanthropy Capital), volunteer matching charity Reach, and recruitment specialist Prospectus.