Charity Governance Awards issue last call for entries

Melanie May | 16 January 2020 | News

Charities have just under a week to enter this year’s Charity Governance Awards, with the chance to win a £5,000 grant.
Entry is free and open to national charities of all sizes. There is a £35,000 prize pot to be shared, with winning entries receiving a £5,000 unrestricted grant.
The Charity Governance Awards have seven categories recognising excellence in governance, covering digital innovation, board diversity and inclusivity, managing turnaround, embracing opportunity, and improving impact.
To enter, a charity must have been established before 31 December 2016 and be registered in the UK. A charity may submit a single entry into only one of the following categories:

Entries must cover activities undertaken in the last five years (2014 – 2019); focus on the work of the main board, rather than sub-committees; be made by a trustee, employee or volunteer of the charity; and be signed off by the Chair or CEO.
 

Becca Bunce

Becca Bunce


 
Shortlisted entrants will be announced in April and invited to the awards ceremony at London’s historic Clothworkers’ Hall on 21 May 2020 where youth activist Becca Bunce will be this year’s guest speaker. Case studies of the shortlisted charities will be featured on the Awards website while free guidance to all charitable boards is offered under the ‘Advice and Resources’ page.
This is the fifth year of the awards, and members of the judging panel have offered some advice to charities on how to submit a successful entry:

The Charity Governance Awards are sponsored and hosted by The Clothworkers’ Company in partnership with consultancy NPC (New Philanthropy Capital), recruitment specialists Prospectus, and volunteer matching charity Reach Volunteering.
 
Main image: 2019 winners. Photo: Kate Darkins Photography

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