Awards sponsors

For 18 years The Charity Awards have celebrated outstanding charity work; great ideas, excellent management and inspiring leadership.

If your organisation has a stake in the charity sector, or you have a strong CSR programme, or you simply want to visibly demonstrate your support for the UK’s most inspiring work, then The Charity Awards can be the perfect vehicle.

The Charity Awards is widely regarded as the premier programme of its kind. It runs for seven months from December, achieving huge reach through national and trade media, the main charity membership bodies, and of course thousands of charities themselves. It all culminates in June with a spectacular, glittering black-tie evening. To see what we mean, click here.

To discuss how to get involved for 2018 call Yvette Micallef on 020 7819 1202 or email

Overall Awards Partner:

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Managing more than £32 billion* for our clients, Rathbone Investment Management is one of the leading investment managers in the UK. Our charities team have £4.3billion* in funds under management for more than 1,200 charities and not-for profit organisations.

Half of our specialist charity team of 18 dedicated investment managers are charity trustees, underlining a personal as well as a professional commitment to the sector. We build our service around your charity’s priorities. The diversity of the charities we work with shows our ability to meet individual requirements.

Many of the charities we work with have long histories and we feel a responsibility to make sure you can continue to support those who depend on you. To help your charity have a successful future, we aim to achieve consistent returns for you over the long term. Our patient, risk-based approach is designed to protect and grow capital. We work hard to meet growth and income expectations year after year without increasing risk by chasing returns.

Combined with our own longevity as a business, this prudent way of managing money gives confidence to those we work with. They feel secure about making long-term plans and setting long-range targets — over decades in some cases — for us to achieve. We are much more than an investment provider. We want to do everything we can to support the work that you do.

Rathbones has been in business since 1742. Looking forward has carried us and our clients safely through many eras. We continue to move with the times, blending new ideas and the latest technology with our long-standing investment experience and constant values.
*As at 30 June 2017

Supporter and Grantmaking and Funding Category Sponsor:

Charities Aid Foundation

Charities Aid Foundation helps charities and social enterprises make a bigger impact to the causes that matter. For over 90 years, we’ve been providing the financial support, advice, insight and expertise that allows charities to perform at their best. Events like The Charity Awards provide the perfect platform for highlighting the successes of the sector and promoting the impact charities make every day, which is why we are honoured to sponsor the Grantmaking and Funding category this year.

Arts, Culture and Heritage Category Sponsor:



Ansvar is one of the UK’s leading charity insurers, with a range of specialist commercial policies for the not-for-profit sector – charities, churches and voluntary groups who make a positive contribution to society.

Animals and Environment Category Sponsor:


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BMO Global Asset Management is a worldwide investment manager with a focus on understanding and meeting our clients’ needs and objectives.

Children and Youth Category Sponsor:





Founded in 1996, Epworth is an investment manager dedicated to serving the needs of Churches and Charities. We are stewards of our investors money and carefully select investments using Christian ethical criteria.

Campaigning and Advocacy Category Sponsor:

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GatenbySanderson is the UK’s foremost public and not-for-profit sector recruitment and talent development consultancy. We find and develop exceptional leaders to navigate complex challenges and transform public services.

Celebrity Sponsor:


JLA is the UK’s biggest specialist talent agency for keynote, motivational and after dinner speakers, conference presenters, awards hosts and cabaret for corporate, industry and public sector events.

International Aid and Development Category Sponsor:


Moore Stephens LLP is a global provider of financial management solutions to the international development community.

Healthcare and Medical Research Category Sponsor:

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PS Financials are providers of core accounting, purchasing, budgeting and reporting software to over 2,900 Not-for-Profit organisations in 58+ countries.

Education and Training Category Sponsor:

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Psigma is an investment manager able to deliver bespoke investment solutions together with a highly personal service no longer experienced by many smaller charities.

Awards partner