TS Awards

The 2016 Third Sector Awards recognise those who give back to the community and celebrate organisations and social leaders from across the sector. 

Prison Radio Association is named Charity of the Year

Prison Radio Association is named Charity of the Year

The 12th Third Sector Awards, hosted by the comedian Mark Watson, also gave a Lifetime Achievement Award to Sir Stephen Bubb, former head of Acevo

Third Sector Awards 2016: Volunteer of the Year - Winner: Sarah Ezekiel, Motor Neurone Disease Association

Third Sector Awards 2016: Volunteer of the Year - Winner: Sarah Ezekiel, Motor Neurone Disease Association

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Awarded to the volunteer who has displayed the greatest commitment to and achievement with a charity or voluntary sector organisation over the past year

Third Sector Awards 2016: Fundraising Team of the Year - Winner: Arthritis Care

Third Sector Awards 2016: Fundraising Team of the Year - Winner: Arthritis Care

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Awarded to a fundraising team that has worked effectively together to achieve or exceed its fundraising targets

Third Sector Awards 2016: Fundraising Campaign - Winner: Community Foundation for Calderdale for the Calderdale Flood Fund

Third Sector Awards 2016: Fundraising Campaign - Winner: Community Foundation for Calderdale for the Calderdale Flood Fund

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Awarded to an innovative fundraising campaign that achieved or exceeded its target

Third Sector Awards 2016: Volunteer Manager of the Year - Winner: Zoe Grant, Over the Wall

Third Sector Awards 2016: Volunteer Manager of the Year - Winner: Zoe Grant, Over the Wall

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Awarded to the volunteer manager, or equivalent, who has made an outstanding contribution to levels and/or standards of volunteering within their organisation

Third Sector Awards 2016: Rising Chief Executive - Winner: Tom Rosewall, Vision for a Nation Foundation

Third Sector Awards 2016: Rising Chief Executive - Winner: Tom Rosewall, Vision for a Nation Foundation

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Awarded to the chief executive who has made an outstanding contribution to his or her organisation, or the wider sector, during their first two years in post

Third Sector Awards 2016: Small Charity, Big Achiever - Winner: Growing Support

Third Sector Awards 2016: Small Charity, Big Achiever - Winner: Growing Support

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Awarded to an organisation with an income of less than £500,000 a year that has made a significant impact with its work

Third Sector Awards 2016: Social Investment of the Year - Winner: Shared Interest Society

Third Sector Awards 2016: Social Investment of the Year - Winner: Shared Interest Society

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Awarded to a charity or social enterprise that has raised money through social investments, such as bond issues, loans or social investment tax relief, to maintain or expand its work

Third Sector Awards 2016: Celebrity Charity Champion - Winner: Alastair Stewart with Naomi House and Jacksplace hospices

Third Sector Awards 2016: Celebrity Charity Champion - Winner: Alastair Stewart with Naomi House and Jacksplace hospices

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Awarded to a celebrity who has shown genuine and productive support for his or her chosen charity or charities

Third Sector Awards 2016: Big Impact Award - Winner: MTV Staying Alive Foundation for MTV Shuga

Third Sector Awards 2016: Big Impact Award - Winner: MTV Staying Alive Foundation for MTV Shuga

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Awarded to a project that has had a substantial impact on national or international life

Third Sector Awards 2016: Charity Chief Executive - Winner: Claire Horton, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Third Sector Awards 2016: Charity Chief Executive - Winner: Claire Horton, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Awarded to the chief executive who has made an outstanding contribution to his or her organisation or the wider sector over the past year

Third Sector Awards 2016: Charity Chair of the Year - Winner: Clive Conway, the Tutu Foundation UK

Third Sector Awards 2016: Charity Chair of the Year - Winner: Clive Conway, the Tutu Foundation UK

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Awarded to the chair of trustees who has made an outstanding contribution to charity over the past year

Third Sector Awards 2016: Breakthrough of the Year - Winner: Royal London Society for Blind People for Wayfindr

Third Sector Awards 2016: Breakthrough of the Year - Winner: Royal London Society for Blind People for Wayfindr

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

This award is an opportunity to showcase something new or different. Areas could include supporter and/or donor engagement, extending the reach of the charity or introducing a new way of working

Third Sector Awards 2016: Communications Campaign of the Year - Winner: Hubbub Foundation UK for Neat Streets

Third Sector Awards 2016: Communications Campaign of the Year - Winner: Hubbub Foundation UK for Neat Streets

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

For a successful, innovative or inspiring campaign that got its message across to its target audience

Third Sector Awards 2016: Communications Agency of the Year - Winner: Forster Communications with FitzRoy for Who Will Care After I'm Gone?

Third Sector Awards 2016: Communications Agency of the Year - Winner: Forster Communications with FitzRoy for Who Will Care After I'm Gone?

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Awarded to an agency that has helped to create a highly successful communications campaign or campaigns for its client or clients, or provided an exceptional level of support and advice

Third Sector Awards 2016: Charity Partnership of the Year - Winner: The Cat Population Control Group

Third Sector Awards 2016: Charity Partnership of the Year - Winner: The Cat Population Control Group

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Awarded to a partnership between two or more charities that has enabled the partners more effectively to deliver services to beneficiaries, reach new groups or reduce costs. This could also be a partnership between a charity and a social enterprise or a not-for-profit campaigning group

Third Sector Awards 2016: Charity of the Year - Winner: The Prison Radio Association

Third Sector Awards 2016: Charity of the Year - Winner: The Prison Radio Association

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

This prestigious award goes to the charity or voluntary sector organisation that has had a truly exceptional year and whose recent achievements have attracted the admiration of the sector

Third Sector Awards 2016: Enterprise Award - Winner: The Royal British Legion for pop-up shops

Third Sector Awards 2016: Enterprise Award - Winner: The Royal British Legion for pop-up shops

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Awarded to a social enterprise or charity that has significantly improved its income from its commercial activities in recent years. Examples might include through the use of charity shops, the sale of products or services, or renting out office space or land

Third Sector Awards 2016: Financial Leadership Award - Winner: David Barlow, Career Connect

Third Sector Awards 2016: Financial Leadership Award - Winner: David Barlow, Career Connect

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Awarded to an individual, team or department that has displayed outstanding financial leadership by, for example, helping an organisation to overcome financial challenges or through the development of an improved financial strategy

Third Sector Awards 2016: Digital Innovation of the Year - Winner: Amnesty International UK for 360 Syria

Third Sector Awards 2016: Digital Innovation of the Year - Winner: Amnesty International UK for 360 Syria

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Awarded to a charity or social enterprise that is pushing the boundaries of digital technology to reach supporters, donors or beneficiaries

Third Sector Awards 2016: Corporate Partnership of the Year - Winner: Campaign Against Living Miserably with Lynx (Unilever)

Third Sector Awards 2016: Corporate Partnership of the Year - Winner: Campaign Against Living Miserably with Lynx (Unilever)

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Awarded to a partnership between a charity, social enterprise or other kind of voluntary organisation and a business that has brought strong mutual benefits to both

Third Sector Awards 2016: Communications Team of the Year - Winner: Refuge

Third Sector Awards 2016: Communications Team of the Year - Winner: Refuge

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Awarded to the communications team that has worked effectively to raise awareness of a particular campaign or the charity's overall work

Third Sector Awards 2016: Brand Development - Winner: Breast Cancer Now

Third Sector Awards 2016: Brand Development - Winner: Breast Cancer Now

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

For the best new, changed or evolved brand. This can range from a totally new identity to the merging of two or more organisations, logo changes or an ongoing evolution of an existing brand

Third Sector Awards 2016: Annual Report - Winner: Brain Tumour Charity

Third Sector Awards 2016: Annual Report - Winner: Brain Tumour Charity

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

For the annual report or review that best communicates the mission, operations and achievements of the organisation in an unusual or innovative way

Third Sector Awards 2016: Best Charity Law Firm - Winner: Hogan Lovells International LLP for the Saving Lives in London project

Third Sector Awards 2016: Best Charity Law Firm - Winner: Hogan Lovells International LLP for the Saving Lives in London project

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Awarded to a legal firm that has provided outstanding support to its voluntary sector clients or the broader charity sector

Third Sector Awards 2016: Marketing Campaign of the Year - Winner: Anthony Nolan for Lifesaver Mode

Third Sector Awards 2016: Marketing Campaign of the Year - Winner: Anthony Nolan for Lifesaver Mode

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Awarded to the best charity marketing campaign of the year. Examples might include the successful marketing of an organisation's products, services or membership programmes, or the use of affinity marketing

Watch: 'A lot of our sector leaders have been wimpish,' says Sir Stephen Bubb

Watch: 'A lot of our sector leaders have been wimpish,' says Sir Stephen Bubb

The former chief executive of Acevo talks to Andy Hillier about his career and why he believes the sector has been let down by its leaders

Third Sector Awards 2016: Fundraising Event - Winner: Elephant Family & Quintessentially Foundation for Travels to my Elephant

Third Sector Awards 2016: Fundraising Event - Winner: Elephant Family & Quintessentially Foundation for Travels to my Elephant

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Awarded to a fundraising event that used an original or inspiring approach to secure donations