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The Charity Governance Awards is an exciting not-for-profit initiative created to celebrate outstanding governance in charities both small and large.

We all know that effective governance makes a difference. And by sharing examples of inspirational trustees and brilliant boards we want to show how great governance and doing good go hand-in-hand.

Today, third sector governance is a subject never far from the news. Yet we know that the headlines don’t tell the whole story.

That’s why our awards are exclusively dedicated to charity governance. By shining a spotlight on the best of the sector, we want to demonstrate how effective governance can transform a charity and even more of the lives of its beneficiaries.

There are seven categories covering every kind of charitable organisation. The winning charity in each category will receive £5,000.

2018 winners

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2018 awards. Find out more about this year’s winners and the 20 charities which were shortlisted. 

Advice and resources

Get best practice tips and advice from our 2018 judges on how to achieve good governance.

View our useful list of governance resources to help your charity achieve exceptional governance.

Previous winners


Asthma UK – winner of the Embracing Digital category

 

Watch more of the 2017 winners talk about their award entries

About the organisers

The Charity Governance Awards are organised by The Clothworkers’ Company – a City Livery company that supports trusteeship initiatives – in partnership with charity think tank and consultancy NPC (New Philanthropy Capital, charity recruitment specialists Prospectus and volunteer matching charity Reach.

 

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