The 2018 awards are now closed for entry.

Read about the 20 charities that have been shortlisted. The winners will be announced at the end of May


Raising the bar

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.

Showcasing our sector

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.

£5,000 prize

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

Previous winners

Asthma UK – winner of the Embracing Digital category


Watch more of the 2017 winners talk about their award entries

You can also read about the previous (2017) winners and see the full shortlist of 18 charities.

Download our free e-book which features all of the short-listed charities for 2017 and includes lessons for other charities from our judges.

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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