The Business Charity Awards 2018, which recognise the contribution made by UK businesses to charities and social enterprises, have opened for entries.
The deadline for entries to the awards, which are being produced by Third Sector in partnership with the London Benchmarking Group, is 1 February.
There are 23 categories, including Challenge Event of the Year, CSR Team of the Year and Marketing Initiative of the Year.
Twelve of the awards are devoted to partnerships involving companies from a wide variety of sectors, including automotive and transport, financial services, media and entertainment, and health, beauty and pharmaceuticals.
The Outstanding Employee award will go to an individual in a company who has made an exceptional contribution to charity with the support of his or her employer.
One company from all the winners will be crowned Business of the Year, which was won in 2017 by the financial services firm Investec for its long-standing work with the Bromley by Bow Centre in east London.
The awards will be judged by a panel of experts on corporate social responsibility from businesses and charities, and the winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner at the Marriott Grosvenor Square in London on 23 May.
The awards ceremony is part of Third Sector’s Fundraising Week, which takes place next year between 21 and 25 May and includes a two-day fundraising conference, the Big Questions Live debate and a reception to celebrate the best up-and-coming fundraisers.
For more information on the awards and to enter click here.