Does your charity have a brilliantly effective board?

The Awards have now closed for entry – thanks to all the charities that entered. Read about the 21 charities that have been shortlisted. We will announce the final winners in late May 2017.

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.

This is an idea backed by trustees too: our research* shows 89% of trustees and managers actively welcome an event recognising charity governance.

£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

Read about the previous (2016) winners and full shortlist of 18 charities, you can also download the free e-book which features all the short-listed charities and includes lessons for other charities from our judges. Finally, you can also listen to our podcasts interviewing representatives from the winning charities about their award entry and governance at their organisation.

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.

*We undertook an online survey of charity sector stakeholders during November 2014; of the 183 respondents, 111 were trustees.

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