Winning Charity Awards

Charity Awards around the world exist to recognise and celebrate not-for-profits and charities doing incredible work to support various causes.

If you’re part of a charity, or a business partnered with a charity, you will be doing remarkable things to help others. Winning charity awards can raise your profile and put your organisation in the spotlight, which in turn will expand your reach and allow you to grow and help even more people and causes.

Winning awards for your charity work is also a great way to reward and recognise your employees for their wonderful work, as without them the business would not be able to help as many people!

How to Win Charity Awards

As with any award entry, the winning entries always have the evidence and outcomes to prove the success of their initiative – this is also the case with charity award entries.

Outcomes such as people reached, lives saved or improved, and money raised can all prove the effectiveness of your charity.

If you’re a charity with great outcomes, following best practices, with a successful, scalable, and sustainable initiative, then you need to be entering awards.

Charity Awards to Enter

Below we have listed some top awards for charities, third sector and not-for-profit businesses to be entering. We have also included some fantastic awards for businesses who have partnered with a third sector or charity to support a cause that fits with the business' ethos.

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. The awards have been designed so that any charity – regardless of their size, location, or cause – can enter their project and be in with a chance of winning.

Charity Times Awards

Charity Times Awards celebrate best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit sector. The objectives of the awards have remained consistent since their inception: to honour outstanding professionals, recognise, celebrate, and promote best practice and to provide recognition for those who are providing effective support to the sector.

UK Business Awards

The UK Business Awards are committed to rewarding those individuals and organisations who are demonstrating exceptional business performance. With a category open for Not–For-Profit businesses.

Business Charity Awards

UK businesses large and small are looking for new ways to engage employees and advocate for community issues through mutually beneficial charity partnerships. The Business Charity Awards to reflect on businesses efforts, share best practice and reward achievements within communities.

International Stevie Awards

Open to all organisations worldwide, and includes categories to honour accomplishments in all aspects of work life. The awards recognise businesses from all sectors, including not-for-profit.

Third Sector Awards

The Third Sector Awards is your opportunity to shout to the sector just how great your charity/organisation/team are! This is the chance to bring your work back to life, tell us its story and be awarded for it! The Third Sector Awards pride themselves on educating and inspiring the sector, offering every entrant detailed feedback on their entry from our expert panel of judges.

The time to enter awards is now!

If your business has been hard at work and dedicated to helping others, then you should be putting yourself forward for an award!

Winning awards is a fantastic opportunity to reward your team and recognise their efforts. The whole process of entering awards is a great tool for networking and finding out what other businesses are doing throughout your industry.

If you would like to enter awards today, you can either start writing your award entries using our how to write a winning award entry tips here or get in touch! We can take away all the stress and work of entering awards and do it for you.

For more information, have a look at our business award entry writing service and see some of our case studies from recent client wins.


“I have been working with Donna over the last few years and I have to say, I have found her to be the consummate professional, always keeping her promises, a great marketer and PR guru.”

Neil Skehel, CEO, Awards International

“Donna helped us to understand all the different elements of the Queen’s Award application process. She took the stress away and helped us to see how what we considered business as usual was, in fact, incredibly important to our application.”

Simon Murie, CEO, SwimTrek, The Queen's Awards for Enterprise Winner 2017

“Donna’s masterclass gave me a fantastic insight into what it takes to win awards. I found the training extremely useful, as this is something that can be carried forward and used on a day-to-day basis.”

Pauline Saunders, Head of Events, The Learning & Performance Institute

“Donna’s unique skill-set and naturally engaging advice have transcended these award wins, ultimately helping us to identify and shape the USPs of the business, thus influencing our strategy, proposition, and marketing.”

Alex Marsh, Close Brothers Retail Finance

“Donna’s guidance and advice was invaluable when preparing our submission for several awards this year. She helped us to lay out the detail in a way that ensured judges could clearly see compelling evidence aligned to judging criteria, challenged our thinking and helped us to ensure that nothing was left to chance. Time spent with Donna is time very well invested!”

Moyra Smith, Strategic Business Manager, Mercuri International


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