Business Charity Awards 2018 open for entries

The deadline for entries is 1 February, and the event takes place in London on 23 May, as part of Third Sector’s Fundraising Week

The Business Charity Awards 2018, which recognise the contribution made by UK businesses to charities and social enterprises, have opened for entries.

The deadline for entries to the awards, which are being produced by Third Sector in partnership with the London Benchmarking Group, is 1 February.

There are 23 categories, including Challenge Event of the Year, CSR Team of the Year and Marketing Initiative of the Year.

Twelve of the awards are devoted to partnerships involving companies from a wide variety of sectors, including automotive and transport, financial services, media and entertainment, and health, beauty and pharmaceuticals.

The Outstanding Employee award will go to an individual in a company who has made an exceptional contribution to charity with the support of his or her employer.

One company from all the winners will be crowned Business of the Year, which was won in 2017 by the financial services firm Investec for its long-standing work with the Bromley by Bow Centre in east London.

The awards will be judged by a panel of experts on corporate social responsibility from businesses and charities, and the winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner at the Marriott Grosvenor Square in London on 23 May.

The awards ceremony is part of Third Sector’s Fundraising Week, which takes place next year between 21 and 25 May and includes a two-day fundraising conference, the Big Questions Live debate and a reception to celebrate the best up-and-coming fundraisers.

For more information on the awards and to enter click here.

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MCF Community Awards Голосование проходит отметку 100 000

Опубликовано: 12 июля 2017

Публичный бюллетень, на котором можно решить, как потратить 3 млн. Фунтов стерлингов на благотворительные фонды в рамках празднования 300-летия UGLE, теперь передал 100 000 голосов, причем менее чем за месяц до закрытия опросов.

Масоны По всей стране выбрали 300 местных благотворительных организаций, получивших специальную награду сообщества MCF, но решение о размере гранта – от 4000 до 25 000 фунтов стерлингов – определяется онлайн-голосованием.

Любой, кто хочет проголосовать, должен посетить страницу голосования, перейти на страницу своего региона и выбрать из списка местных благотворительных организаций, которые были назначены.

Мы рады, что так много людей проголосовали за наши специальные 300 th ] Юбилейный опрос. Я надеюсь, что еще много людей помогут нам решить, какие из этих 300 прекрасных благотворительных организаций должны получить высшие награды. Каждый голос имеет значение, и у вас есть до 31 июля, чтобы сделать ваш выбор.

Дэвид Иннес, исполнительный директор Масонского благотворительного фонда

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John Low and Barbara Frost receive awards in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Low is knighted and Frost made a dame in the list, which contains hundreds of people who have been honoured for voluntary or paid work in their communities

John Low, chief executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, has been knighted and Barbara Frost, former chief executive of WaterAid, has been made a dame in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. 

Low, who was honoured for his charitable work, joined CAF in 2007 from the same position at the RNID, now Action on Hearing Loss, and spent four years as chair of the charity chief executives body Acevo. He said he was “delighted, surprised and most grateful” to receive the honour.  

“I’ve had great the pleasure of working with many highly capable people in some amazing organisations that together have made a lasting difference, and I hope this recognition reflects on all our work together to change things for the better,” he said.

Frost, who retired last month after 11 years in charge at WaterAid, was made a dame for services to the provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene in developing countries.

Among the more than 1,100 people to receive awards at all levels, there were CBEs for Pauline Broomhead, founding chief executive of the FSI, which supports small charities; Barbara Gubbins, chief executive of the County Durham Community Foundation; Julie Maxton, executive director of the Royal Society; Gil McNeil, chief executive of the children’s charity Theirworld; Jennie Price, chief executive of Sport England; and Kenneth Tharp, former chief executive of the dance charity The Place.

The same honour went to Mark Wood, chair of the NSPCC; Stevie Spring, chair of BBC Children in Need; Wayne Bulpitt, former UK chief commissioner of the Scout Association; Alan Smith, chair of RAF Charitable Trust Enterprises; David Warren, a board member of Charity Bank; and Colin McClatchie, vice-president of Scottish Opera.

Those to be given OBEs included Melanie Waters, chief executive of Help for Heroes; Brendan Joyce, chief executive of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust; Jan Fishwick, chief executive of Parents and Children Together; Paul Soames, former deputy chief executive of Contact a Family; and Margaret Parks, chief executive of the Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, Cornwall.

Michael Appleby, former chief scientific adviser at World Animal Protection; Tracey Brown, director of Sense About Science; Gary Cooper, chief executive of Middletown Centre for Autism; Gloria Elliott, chief executive of the Noise Abatement Society; Michael Goodhand, head of logistics, international division, at the British Red Cross; and Sue McDermott, former national director of Rainbows Bereavement Support GB, were appointed OBE.

Among the dozens of people with connections to the voluntary sector to be given MBEs are Suzanne Hudson, chief executive of Bipolar UK; Nigel Harris, director of the Camden LGBT Forum; Julie Jennings, former manager, children, young people and families at the RNIB; and Danny Kruger, chair of the criminal justice charity Only Connect.

The Cabinet Office said that 74 per cent of the 1,109 people to receive awards were those who had “undertaken outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity”.

The department said a record high of 10 per cent of those honoured were from black, Asian or ethnic minority backgrounds, and 6.5 per cent of those to receive awards considered themselves to have disabilities. 

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