Third Sector Awards 2015

The Third Sector Awards showcase the talent, innovation and success of registered charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations.

Guide Dogs partnership with Microsoft among Third Sector Award winners

The 11th edition of the annual awards, incorporating Britain's Most Admired Charities, occurred at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London on 24 September, with 23 awards presented

Winners of the Third Sector Awards 2015

Third Sector Awards 2015 Social Investment Award - Winner: Golden Lane Housing

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 2015: Big Impact Award - Winner: Muntada Aid

This prestigious award goes to a project that has had a substantial impact on national or international life

Third Sector Awards 2015: Enterprise Award - Winner Shared Interest Society

Awarded to a social enterprise or the trading arm of a charity that has made a significant difference to beneficiaries through its ability to generate income to meet its social goals

Third Sector Awards 2015: Annual Report - Winner: Keech Hospice Care

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

Third Sector Awards 2015: Brand Development - Winner: RNLI

For the best new, changed or evolved brand

Third Sector Awards 2015: Corporate Partnership - Winner: Guide Dogs with Microsoft

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

Third Sector Awards 2015: Fundraising Event - Winner: Unicef UK for Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Awarded to a fundraising event that used an original or inspiring approach to achieve or exceed its targets

Third Sector Awards 2015: Rising Chief Executive - Winner: Dallas Pounds, Royal Trinity Hospice

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 2015: Digital Innovation - Winner: Royal Mencap Society for Hear My Voice

Awarded to an organisation that is pushing the boundaries of digital technology and increasing engagement with donors or beneficiaries through social media, apps or a website

Third Sector Awards 2015: Fundraising Campaign - Winner: Save the Children for Christmas Jumper Day

Awarded to a successful campaign that used a variety of fundraising approaches to achieve or exceed its targets

Third Sector Awards 2015: Marketing Campaign - Winner: Look Good Feel Better for #Warpaint4Life

Awarded to the best marketing campaign of the past year, which included some or all of the following elements: direct mail, telemarketing, advertising, branding, anniversary marketing, loyalty schemes, visual marketing and use of brand ambassadors

Third Sector Awards 2015: Volunteer of the year - Winner: Alice Walker-Shakespeare, Chicks

Awarded to the volunteer who has shown the greatest commitment and achievement in his or her chosen charity, social enterprise, not-for-profit or campaigning group

Third Sector Awards 2015: Volunteer Manager - Winner: Claire Jenkins, Grow Movement

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

Third Sector Awards 2015: Breakthrough of the Year - Winner: Quaker Social Action for Down to Earth

Awarded to an organisation that has showcased 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 2015: Fundraising Team - Winner: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Awarded to a fundraising team that has worked effectively together to achieve or exceed its targets or to make an impact on the organisation's overall income

Third Sector Awards 2015: Charity Partnership - Winner: The Big Give with the Charities Trust

Awarded to a partnership between two or more charities that has enabled the partners to deliver services more effectively to beneficiaries, communicate, reach new groups or reduce costs

Third Sector Awards 2015: Small Charity, Big Achiever - Winner: Diversity Role Models

Awarded to an organisation with an income of less than £500,000 a year that has made a big impact with an innovative project or projects

Third Sector Awards 2015: Charity Chair of the Year - Winner: Caitlin Dean, Pregnancy Sickness Support

Awarded to the chair of a charity's trustees who has made the most outstanding contribution to the performance of a charity during the year

Third Sector Awards 2015: Communications Campaign - Winner: Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust for #SmearForSmear

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

Third Sector Awards 2015: Digital Marketing Campaign - Winner: WaterAid for To Be a Girl

Awarded to the marketing campaign that best combines fundraising success with innovation or originality through the use of digital media

Britain's Most Admired Charities winners

Britain's Most Admired Charities 2015: Most Admired Charity - Winner: Alzheimer's Society

Awarded to the charity, voluntary organisation or social enterprise that has attracted the admiration of others in the sector for its recent achievements

Britain's Most Admired Charities 2015: Most Admired Chief Executive - Winner: Lesley-Anne Alexander

Awarded to the voluntary sector leader thought by her or his peers to have outstanding qualities

Britain's Most Admired Charities 2015: Celebrity Charity Champion - Winner: Sir Lenny Henry

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

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