I’d say to any charity thinking of applying to the Charity Awards, don’t let the paperwork put you off!
For Five Talents UK, the award has been really important in providing a stamp of quality and external validation on the work we do with our partners in eastern Africa. As a direct result of being featured in Charity Finance magazine, we were contacted by a trustee from a little-known charitable trust who wanted to find out more about our work. We have since secured a long-term funding agreement for a significant sum with the Trust, and we are looking forward to a fruitful ongoing partnership.
We also use the Charity Awards logo on our website, emails and in our publicity, and for our small UK staff team, our award continues to be a source of great pride and encouragement.