Blood Cancer UK, Islamic Relief and Haemochromatosis UK are among the charities in the running to win Charity Of The Year at the 2022 Third Sector Awards.
The awards, which recognise the achievements of charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises, feature 31 categories including Fundraising Team of the Year and Best Charity Film.
Sector leaders shortlisted for the hotly contested Charity Chief Executive of the Year award include Sonya Chowdhury of Action For M.E., Mark Atkinson of RNID and Nihara Krause of the children’s mental health charity stem4.
Charities including Refugee Action, the Encephalitis Society and the British Red Cross will go head-to-head for the Fundraising Team of the Year award.
Entries were judged by an independent panel of sector experts co-chaired by Adam Tulloch, chief executive of Total Insight Theatre, and Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, the former chief executive of Christian Aid.
A batch of finalists from small and micro charities that were offered free entries to the Third Sector Awards will be added to the shortlist in the week beginning August 4.
“The very best of luck to everyone shortlisted for this year’s Third Sector Awards,” said Emily Burt, editor of Third Sector.
“The quality of entries was exceptionally high this year, and we look forward to celebrating the achievements of our winners in September.”
The charity insurer Ansvar is the headline sponsor of this year’s Third Sector Awards and is supporting the categories Small Charity, Big Achiever and Charity of the Year.
The digital and information technology consultancy TPXImpact is sponsoring the 2022 Big Impact Award.
Additional categories are supported by Sage Intacct, People's Fundraising and Trust Impact.
The awards ceremony will take place at a lunch and drinks reception on 30 September at The Brewery in London.
Early bird tickets are available until 15 August.
To view the full list of shortlisted entries, click here.