The judges for this year’s Third Sector Awards, which recognise the achievements of charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises, have been revealed.
Sarah Lindsell, chief executive of the Brain Tumour Charity, which was last year’s Charity of the Year, chair the judging panel. She will be joined by others including Karin Woodley, chief executive of the anti-poverty charity Cambridge House, Jake Ferguson, chief executive of Hackney CVS, and Di Gornall, director of fundraising at the homelessness charity Centrepoint.
Other judges include Theresa Shearer, chief executive of the disability charity the Piper Group, Adam Petrie, associate director of brand and marketing communications at the cancer charity Clic Sargent, Devia Gurjar, director of brand and marketing at Barnardo’s, and Liz Pepler, director of Community Counts UK, which supports parents into work and strengthens the financial sustainability of social impact organisations.
There are 26 categories in this year’s awards, including Volunteer of the Year, Charity Chief Executive, Fundraising Campaign and Small Charity, Big Achiever, which will be awarded to an organisation with an income of less than £500,000 a year that has made a significant impact with its work.
There are two new awards this year: Best Charity Film and Best Use of Impact Reporting.
The specialist insurance firm Markel is the headline sponsor of the awards and the marketing company WPN Chameleon is assisting with the creative work.
The winners will be announced at a black-tie ceremony in London on 19 September.
The deadline to avoid paying a late fee for this year’s awards is 11:59pm on 6 June.
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