The deadline for nominations has passed. A huge thank you to all of you who took the time to submit a nomination. The judging panel were blown away by the quantity and quality of the submissions and had a difficult job shortlisting!

Congratulations if you have made it onto one of the shortlists but if you missed out this time, try not to be disheartened there’s always next year!

The awards ceremony will take place on November 21st at The Venue Barkisland.

Charity of the year

Charity of the Year

Awarded to a charity that has delivered outstanding service to its beneficiaries, promoted and raised its cause, been clear in its goals and strategy, and demonstrated excellence, especially within the last year.
new charity

Best New Charity 

Awarded to a charity (registered after September 2015) that has made a demonstrable impact since its foundation, achieved awareness of its cause, mission and activities, and set the foundations of excellent management and accountability for the future.


Outstanding Individual Achievement

Awarded to a person who has demonstrated dedication, professionalism and integrity throughout their career, and who has produced a demonstrably positive effect on the sector through their work and management over at least a 15 year period.

art and culture

Arts & Culture

Awarded to a charity or community group active in the arts (visual arts-music-film-photography-writing-drama- dance-design) which has demonstrated passion and enthusiasm in making a significant contribution to the wider community.

fundraising lady

Best Fundraising Campaign

Awarded to a charity or community group on the basis of innovative approaches coupled with exceeding funding targets. 

great and green

Great And Green

Awarded to an individual, school community group or charity which is having a positive impact on the community and/or raising the profile of environmental issues.

young champion

Young Community Champion

Awarded to a young person 21 years old or under, that has made a positive contribution in their community through activities such as volunteering or campaigning. The young person will have made these achievements through the interaction with a single project or a range of services and must be nominated for the Award by an adult professional.


Breakthrough Of The Year

Awarded to a charity or community group for successfully developing something new or different. Areas could include supporter and/or donor engagement, putting a piece of research to good use, extending the reach of the charity or introducing a new way of working.


Volunteer of the Year

Awarded to the volunteer who has displayed the greatest commitment and achievement to a charity, voluntary sector organisation or the community.

marketing award

Best Marketing Award

Awarded for a marketing campaign that used one or more of the following, social media, website/microsite, printed press, adverts, leaflets, video content, social activity campaign. May also include giveaways.