The application process
The application process requires charities to extensively evaluate their impact. The Hallmarks of Excellence are used to assess the range of attributes a charity must be able to demonstrate if it is to win an award, they include:
So what makes an award winner? We look, among other things, for projects that the sector could learn from. We want to find people who follow best practice, and do what ought to have been done very well, and we want to find those who are pushing the boundaries and discovering new ways of tackling the problems facing the sector. We want to see replicability, scalability, and lessons for others. And we wanted to see value for money for the beneficiary at the heart of it all.
Andrew Hind, former chair of the judges
How to win a Charity Award
Winning an award is one way for a charity to really boost its profile and gain credibility. It’s a tool that you can use in fundraising and other communications, to tell your potential supporters that your charity is delivering results. So how do you go about winning one? David Ainsworth, Group Online Editor and editorial lead of the Charity Awards shares his advice.