The Business Charity Awards are going into their second year following their successful launch by Third Sector and the Institute of Fundraising at the start of 2010.
Entries are being sought from today for the 14 categories in the Business Charity Awards 2011, of which the Charities Aid Foundation is the new headline sponsor.
The awards are intended to highlight the contribution made by UK businesses to the work of charities and voluntary organisations. Full details of the categories and how to enter are at www.businesscharityawards.com.
The categories include Business Charity Champion, Business of the Year, Employee Engagement and Outstanding Team. The deadline for entry is Thursday 27 January 2011.
Judging will be done by an expert panel recruited by Third Sector and the institute. Presentation of the awards will take place at a black-tie dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London, on Monday 9 May 2011.
Last year's winners included several household names, such as Hovis, Axa and the Co-op. Business Charity Champion was Richard Bernstein, chief executive of Eurovestech.
Jeremy Bliss, head of company relations at CAF, said the organisation was delighted to be sponsoring the awards again. "These awards help to recognise excellence in this area and provide a benchmark for the business community, encouraging companies to further engage with charities and their local communities," he said.