The 2017 Third Sector Awards are going to present a new edition to celebrate the success of organisations in the sector and give charities the chance to have their hard work and achievements recognised. In this year’s edition, 96 non-profit organisations are represented in the 109 entries that have been shortlisted across 25 categories. Some of the organisation’s that are among those to be shortlisted are FareShare, the Scout Association, Macmillan Cancer Support and the British Hen Welfare Trust.
The annual event in the Third Sector calendar will take place at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square on the 21st of September. In this event charity professionals and industry partners will join and shortlisted organisations are expected to be represented by at least 2 members of the team. The excellence awards are divided in different categories among which you can find the following ones:
- Charity of the year
- Annual report
- Big Impact Award
- Brand development
- Braekthrough of the year
- Communications agency campaign of the year
- Communications campaign of the year
- Digital innovation of the year
- Enterprise award
- Fundraising campaign
- Fundraising event
- Marketing campaign of the year
- Small charity, big achiever
Apart from the excellence awards, there will also be two other big categories: partnership awards and talent awards. Auditory Verbal UK, whose mission is helping babies and young children with permanent hearing loss to listen and talk, FareShare, fighting hunger by tackling food waste or the Langley House Trust have been shortlisted for Charity of the Year.
A group of 37 judges, chaired by Claire Horton who is the chief executive of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and winner of the Charity Chief Executive award last year, voted the entries that have been shortlisted. For this year, the people shortlisted are Sophie Andrews (The Silver Line), Deborah Alsina (Bowel Cancer UK), Phil Maguire (Prison Radio Association) and Judith Moran (Quaker Social Action).
Tickets are available on the website at a charity price and commercial price. Here you can find the list of prices. The event is also sponsored by different organisations such as Ansvar, Can Mezzanine, Give as you live and Global Markets Consultants.