Third Sector Awards 2019 are now open for entries

Entrants can choose from 26 categories, including two new ones: Best Charity Film and Best Use of Impact Reporting

Charity of the Year 2018: the Brain Tumour Charity
Charity of the Year 2018: the Brain Tumour Charity

The Third Sector Awards, which recognise the achievements of charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises, are open for entries.

There are 26 categories this year, 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 categories this year: Best Charity Film and Best Use of Impact Reporting.

Last year’s winners included the Brain Tumour Charity, which won Charity of the Year, and Lord Victor Adebowale, chief executive of the social care charity Turning Point, who received the Luke FitzHerbert Lifetime Achievement Award.

The awards will be judged by an expert panel chaired by Sarah Lindsell, chief executive of the Brain Tumour Charity.

"The Third Sector Awards never fail to demonstrate the extraordinary impact and ambition of so many charities at local, national and international level," she said.

"Entering the awards gives charities a prime opportunity to reflect on and share their progress with others in the third sector and more widely, as well as ensuring much-deserved recognition for the teams whose work underpins their achievements."

Entry fees start at £65 plus VAT and depend on the size of the organisation.

The early-bird deadline for applications is 9 May, but entries will still be accepted until 6 June, subject to an additional fee.

Applications to take part in the judging panel for this year’s awards can be made here.

The specialist insurance firm Markel is the headline sponsor of the awards, while 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.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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