The Charity Awards About The Charity Awards

The Charity Awards is Civil Society Media’s annual awards programme held to identify, recognise and reward those organisations doing exceptional work in all areas of charitable activity.

Now in its 18th year, The Charity Awards is a year-round programme that uses Civil Society Media’s portfolio of magazines, reports, events and websites to celebrate and highlight best practice across the sector.

The Charity Awards 2016 culminated in a glittering gala dinner at The Mermaid Theatre on Thursday 9 June, but is much more than just one amazing party.

The Charity Awards are judged by a respected panel of voluntary sector heavyweights, each of them leaders in their own fields with years of experience of leading and managing civil society organisations. The judges assess each entry against ten Hallmarks of Excellence – ten traits or attributes that should be present in any successful project. Some applicants will score better against some Hallmarks than others, but the charities that win awards will be those charities that score highly against most, if not all, these Hallmarks.

Awards are given out by the categories below and an overall winner is chosen from the winners in each category.

Please see the award categories below.

Entries for the 2017 Awards will open on 1 December 2016 and the shortlist will be announced in May 2017 ahead of the gala presentation dinner in June 2017.

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