Winners 2022

Learn about our winning and shortlisted entries from The Charity Awards 2022

The 2022 Charity Awards Gallery

The 2022 Charity Awards Gallery

The Charity Awards 2022 took place on the 16 June at the Royal Lancaster London. Ten organisations were honoured with awards in ten categories covering all types of charitable activity in the UK, with Tommy's, winner of the Campaigning and Advocacy category, being chosen as the Overall Winner. Click here to see all the photos from the night, including winners, celebrities and sector VIPs.

Overall Award

Tommy's

There are 250,000 miscarriages in the UK every year, and Black women are at a 40% increased risk chance of miscarriage compared to white women. Yet, before Tommy’s Miscarriage Matters campaign, women needed to miscarry three times in a row before they could access basic support, tests or treatment.

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The Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement

Ruth Sutherland

A person's career and the way they develop as a leader can often be traced back to their formative years. For Ruth Sutherland, her early experiences growing up in Brightlingsea, Essex, have shaped a lifetime of fighting social injustice and inequality.

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Arts, Culture and Heritage

Services for Education

The pandemic posed massive challenges for all charities, but when your entire service model depended on in-person tutoring and engagement, it really was an existential moment. For Services For Education, which provides music tutelage to 38,000 children in Birmingham each week, as well as running ensembles, concerts and community choirs, the first lockdown saw all its delivery channels shut off.

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Campaigning and Advocacy

Tommy's

There are 250,000 miscarriages in the UK every year, and Black women are at a 40% increased risk chance of miscarriage compared to white women. Yet, before Tommy’s Miscarriage Matters campaign, women needed to miscarry three times in a row before they could access basic support, tests or treatment.

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Children and Youth

Forget Me Not Children's Hospice

Losing a child without warning is every parent’s worst nightmare – but it’s a reality for around 70 families in West Yorkshire every year. And, after a child’s death, communications with the police, hospital or coroner’s office can often exacerbate the trauma for bereaved families. Yet there is often little in the way of specialised bereavement support for those living through such a tragedy.

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Disability

Pure Innovations

Pure Innovations was established in 2005. The people it works with face challenges due to disability or health-related issues, and it supports them to live fulfilled and independent lives with a sense of purpose and belonging.

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Education and Training

World Jewish Relief

World Jewish Relief has a history of helping refugees integrate into British life dating back to the 1930s and 1940s, and its Specialist Training and Employment Programme (STEP) emerged from efforts to support Syrian refugees in 2015.

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Environment and Conservation

FareShare UK

More than 3.6 million tonnes of food is wasted each year, as it is often cheaper for farmers, growers and producers to let food rot in the ground or convert it to animal feed than it is to redistribute it if supermarkets don’t want it.

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Grantmaking and Funding

Smallwood Trust

Smallwood Trust’s Community Grant Partnerships programme is a strategic initiative to shift power for grant decisions to local community groups, most of which are led by and for women. Smallwood also provides funding, support and an operational toolkit to help the organisations to increase their impact.

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Healthcare and Medical Research

Dentaid

People experiencing homelessness face numerous barriers to accessing dental care. Research suggests that 90% of homeless people have had problems with their teeth, 30% are currently experiencing dental pain and one in six have tried to extract their own teeth. Some have used superglue to fill cavities.

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International Aid and Development

Tea Leaf Trust

Almost all of Tea Leaf Trust (TLT)’s 40 staff are from Sri Lankan tea-growing communities and are graduates of the educational programmes for children and young people which they now run. They help students find employment outside of the tea estates so they can lift their families out of extreme poverty.

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Social Care, Advice and Support

Back on the Map

Back on the Map (BotM) is a resident-led community anchor, delivering services and housing in Hendon, a ward of Sunderland which is in England’s top 10% most-deprived.

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