Winners 2016

Excellence Awards

Spend Your Year With Us: Our Annual Report 2015/16

The Brain Tumour Charity

The Brain Tumour Charity wanted to communicate our mission, operations and achievements to our donors in an innovative and inspiring way. We saw the annual report as an opportunity not only to share our successes, but to encourage readers to remain engaged with The Charity long-term and to think about other ways they could be a part of #The...

One Courageous Community - RNLI Annual Report and Accounts 2015

Royal National Lifeboat Institution

How do people come together to save lives? For almost two centuries RNLI communities have been uniting against drowning. We have created an annual report that shows those communities at work – and how well they’re working.

In a testing year for the charity sector as a whole, we wanted to show that the RNLI is in the best possible...

AITC Annual Report 2015-16

Albion in the Community

MTV Shuga

MTV Staying Alive Foundation

MTV Shuga is a ground-breaking 360-degree transmedia demand creation campaign aimed at improving the sexual and reproductive health of young people ages 15-24. Starting in Kenya for Series 1 and 2 in 2009 and 2012, respectively, the partnership then scaled out to Nigeria for Series 3 and 4 in 2013 and 2015, respectively.

The campaign...

MS: Enough

MS Society

December 2015: the MS Society receives news that the Government is proposing changes to the Personal Independence Payments (PIP) assessment. Through careful research, we find that 600,000 disabled people could lose out on payments, including 17,000 people with MS.

The stakes are high: if the changes go through, people with MS...

Vision for a Nation Rwanda

Vision for a Nation Foundation

NATIONAL PRISON RADIO

Prison Radio Association

Breast Cancer Now - New identity for two merged organisations

Breast Cancer Now and The Clearing

Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Campaign decided to merge in November 2014. It was clear to both organisations that creating one powerful brand was essential in our shared ambition to stop women dying of breast cancer.

The Clearing brand consultancy helped us to create Breast Cancer Now. The brand had to unite both organisations,...

Rise Bakery Rebrand

Providence Row

The House of St Barnabas

The House of St Barnabas

Volunteering Matters

Volunteering Matters

Wayfindr

Royal London Society for Blind People

RLSB partnered with digital product studio ustwo, to improve independent travel for blind people. A lack of mobility often leads to poverty, isolation and depression.
It is one of the biggest barriers to employment, contributing to the fact that 90% of blind young people are unemployed.

The partnership, formally known as Wayfind...

The Mixed Ability Model

International Mixed Ability Sports

International Mixed Ability Sports (IMAS)
A community interest company promoting the development of inclusive educational projects, and the expansion of Mixed Ability sports in England and across Europe.
The Mixed Ability model encourages social inclusion by mixing able-bodied volunteers, coaches or tutors who act as facilitators or helpe...

360 Syria

Amnesty International UK

PRISON RADIO ASSOCIATION

The PRA celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. In a decade we’ve revolutionised communication with prisoners.

We’ve also had an exceptional year!

Prisoners are physically isolated from society – no internet access or mobile phones… even newspapers are in scarce supply. And around 50% of prisoners have the reading ...

Refuge

Refuge is the country's largest provider of specialist services for women and children escaping gender violence. One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lives and two women every week are killed by their partner or former partners. Refuge should win Charity of the Year because our services save and change lives - and becaus...

Neat Streets

Hubbub Foundation UK

Hubbub’s Neat Streets Campaign was a 5 month social experiment which tested innovative and playful ways of tackling littering on Villiers Street in Central London, using current best thinking on behaviour change and awareness raising from around the world.

The project combined a series of creative initiatives including a photo gallery ...

135 Shoes

Diabetes UK

There are currently 135 diabetes-related amputations in England each week – a devastating and costly issue that previously had little public awareness or media attention. Diabetes UK decided to push this issue much higher up the public, health and political agenda. As a result of our campaigning work, improving foot care for people wi...

Stop The Knock

Money Advice Trust

Local authorities in England and Wales instructed bailiffs more than 2.1 million times in 2014/15 – an increase of 16% in two years, despite significant pressure to reduce their reliance on this method of collecting unpaid council tax and other debts. Stop The Knock, the Money Advice Trust’s campaign to tackle this problem last ...

Locked in for Autism

Caudwell Children

360 Syria

Amnesty International UK

At the beginning of last year there was very little media coverage showing what life was like for families living in Syria’s war zones, it was too dangerous for journalists to go there. This presented Amnesty International UK (AIUK) with a huge challenge; How to garner empathy and support from the public for people living in Syria? AIUK d...

Emergency mobile app

British Red Cross

Emergency by British Red Cross delivers real-time, personalised emergency alerts straight to your pocket.

It's already delivered 1 million alerts to people across the UK - including more than 20,000 flood, rain and wind warnings across the first weekend of severe flooding at Christmas.

This free mobile app help you and your lo...

InterpreterNow

SignHealth

SH:24

SH:24

MyMarathon

British Heart Foundation with everydayhero

Pop up shops

The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is the nation’s biggest Armed Forces charity, and provides social, emotional and financial support to serving and ex-Service people and their families. The Poppy Shop is the trading arm of the charity and all profits go to help the work of The Royal British Legion. As custodians of Remembrance we ensure the me...

Safe As Houses

Winner Trading

Maximising value for hospice care

Hospice Quality Partnership (HQP)

Calderdale Flood Fund

Community Foundation for Calderdale

‘community, kindness, hard graft, a shoulder to cry on, friendship, pies and curry, resilience, laughter, help from strangers, sharing, strong tea, yorkshire grit…..is what got us through the floods of 2015’

The Boxing Day Floods were devastating for 1000’s of Calder Valley res...

The Big Hoot 2015

Birmingham Children's Hospital Charity

Birmingham Children’s Hospital required a campaign that raised awareness of the charity on a wider scale than ever before and engaged with supporters that didn’t have a personal connection to the hospital.

Working in partnership with public art specialists Wild in Art, the charity created a brand-new family-friendly campaign that...

'Give to GOSH' Appeal

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

Brave the Shave

Macmillan Cancer Support

The First Feet Campaign

The Leprosy Mission (England & Wales)

Travels to my Elephant

Elephant Family & Quintessentially Foundation

Travels to my Elephant was a campaign inspired by the bestselling book of Elephant Family’s late founder, Mark Shand. The concept came to life through a series of events that took place throughout 2015.

The campaign was launched by Goldie Hawn on 1st June 2015, which saw a fleet of elephant infused rickshaws take over the streets o...

Shaun in the City

Wallace & Gromit's Children's Foundation

Spooky Welly Walk

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Lifesaver Mode

Anthony Nolan

On average people joining the Anthony Nolan register have a 1 in 900 chance of being asked to donate, this drops to 1 in 200 for men aged 16-30. As a result we wanted to create a donor recruitment campaign specifically targeted at young men.

It was decided a partnership with gaming platform Twitch would fit the brief and introduce our brand ...

Change Career, Change Lives

TeachFirst / TMP Worldwide

Dogs Trust 'Special Someone'

Dogs Trust / Kitcatt Nohr

Washed Away

ActionAid UK

Shared Interest Society

Shared Interest Society was launched in 1990 and attracted £750,000 in share capital and 600 members in the first year alone. However the real Shared Interest journey started off as early as 1986 when Traidcraft Exchange found that the main challenge faced by fair trade producers was access to working capital. It was out of this revelatio...

Safe Homes for Women

The Preston Road Women's Centre

Between 2012 and 2015, Winner the Preston Road Women's Centre in conjunction with its Trading Arm, Winner Trading Ltd, sourced grant and loan investment to acquire and refurbish 56 Empty Homes to house women and children fleeing domestic violence and abuse. Working with a consortium of agencies and supported by Kingston Upon Hull Ci...
Excellence Awards

Growing Support

Growing Support was set up in 2013 to transform underused care home gardens into thriving growing spaces and lively hubs of community activity. We tackle loneliness, social isolation and inactivity experienced by older people living in residential care.

We do this through the delivery of regular sociable and therapeutic gardening clubs held ...

Autism Life Dogs

We are a small non-profit organisation making a big impact on the lives of children and families with autism through special lifelong companionships.

Autism Life Dogs are therapy dogs highly-trained in a unique programme of games and activities to aid the development of physical, cognitive, life and social skills; support speech & la...

Partnership Awards

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells Aircraft Finance Practice undertook legal work involved in the purchase of London Air Ambulance's second helicopter. The trans-national transaction was done on an entirely pro bono basis. Their efforts were supported by a fundraising and awareness campaign by the firm raising over £150,000. This purchase allows charity L...

Cat Population Control Group

In 2013, nine of the UK's leading animal welfare groups formed a collaboration called the Cat Population Control Group (CPCG) with the aim of maximising the effectiveness of cat neutering efforts in the UK. Despite the best efforts of the UK's rescue organisations in providing subsidised neutering schemes - amounting to in excess of &po...

Collaboration House

The Fayre Share Foundation (FSF), founded by serial entrepreneur and philanthropist Maurice Ostro OBE, has created a world-first in charitable partnership by establishing a unique initiative that is having enormous positive social impact in strengthening community cohesion and integration. 

The initiative is Collaboration House,...

Forster Communications

FitzRoy is a national charity that supports people with learning disabilities. It wanted to give a voice to parents of people with learning disabilities on the pressures they felt caring for their children.

The charity worked with Forster Communications to develop and promote a report about those pressures, specifically the concerns many par...

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and Lynx

Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK, but as of early 2015 national awareness was only 20%. Male suicide was not on the public agenda nor being talked about among demographic where it is the biggest killer - young men.
 
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), a charity dedicated to pre...

Place2Be and Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Working together to transform young lives

Talent Awards

Alastair Stewart OBE

Naomi House & Jacksplace

In 2014 we set out to rebuild Naomi House Children’s Hospice, and knew raising an additional £4 million on top of our £7 million annual target was a huge challenge. It was clear that we needed a figurehead for the appeal; somebody who had gravitas, passion and a commitment to our cause.

Alastair Stewart OBE had long had...

Fred Sirieix

DM Thomas Foundation for Young People

Mathew Bose

The Encephalitis Society

David Gandy

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Claire Horton

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

With Claire’s leadership and innovation Battersea is transforming the way it works to ensure it is fit for the future, able to meet the ever increasing demands on its vital 155 year old services and building the Home’s capacity to increase its impact for animals.

Claire leads by example and sets high standards for herself and her...

Sarah Lindsell

The Brain Tumour Charity

Sarah Lindsell, chief executive of The Brain Tumour Charity since 2011, is a passionate ambassador for the brain tumour community with a cast-iron commitment to defeating brain tumours and improving quality of life. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40 and survival rates have improved little in over 40...

Robert Music

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

Jane Powell

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

Amanda Batten

Contact A Family

Talent Awards

Clive Conway

Tutu Foundation UK

When Clive Conway became chairman of the Tutu Foundation UK in October 2014 a number of important projects were coming to an end with no new projects or funding in place.

Since becoming chairman Clive Conway has energised the Tutu Foundation building and managing a vibrant and diverse team of trustees, consultants and ambassadors who work to...

Jack Firth

Healthwatch Bolton

Maurice Ostro OBE

Fayre Share Foundation

Refuge

Refuge’s small, dynamic communications team has shown incredible initiative and dedication over the past year.

We launched two major campaigns: My Money, My Life, which saw Refuge partner with The Co-operative Bank to raise awareness of financial abuse; and #GiveThemRefuge, launched to highlight the impact of domestic viole...

London's Air Ambulance

London's Air Ambulance

David Barlow

Career Connect Finance Team

Talent Awards

Arthritis Care

The arrival of a new CEO at Arthritis Care three years ago marked a new beginning, with a Director of Fundraising arriving a year later. Fundraising was in a huge state of decline (£10m to £5m over a seven year period). Two years is not long to turn a ship around, but the team have managed to do just that.

Through dedication&...
Talent Awards

Tom Rosewall

Vision for a Nation Foundation

VFAN CEO, Tom Rosewall, has played a galvanising leadership role in the organisation’s successful support of the Rwandan Ministry of Health (MoH) in providing all of the country’s 10.5 million people with access to life-changing, local and affordable eye care – something that no other emerging nation has achieved. This...

Jane Carr

Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire

Jane Carr has been Chief Executive with Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire (VIN) since July 2013. VIN is the leading infrastructure support organisation across Northamptonshire. The current turnover for the organisation is over £700,000 which is made up of a variety of contracts with public and private sector partners, plus a number of...

Claire Jenkins

Grow Movement

Anna Smee

UK Youth

Ruth Hunt

Stonewall

Talent Awards

Sarah Ezekiel

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Sarah Ezekiel has been involved in raising awareness and campaigning for the rights of people with MND for over seven years. In March 2016 Sarah spoke at a reception in Parliament celebrating the work of hospices attended by over 100 clinicians. Sarah is the secretary for the North West London Branch of the MND Association, using a Eyegaze she ...

Sam Greatrex

Macmillan Cancer Support

When Sam was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma at just 10 years old, he and his family found the support of his Macmillan nurse invaluable. Sam was so grateful that he decided to do whatever he could to make sure Macmillan was there for other families. He’s dedicated much of his life to achieving this goal – and he’s done it...

Hannah Goodwin

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

Hannah Goodwin is like CALM’s Swiss army knife. She can do anything – a street team volunteer, fundraiser, photographer and social media stalwart.

Hannah and her family became involved with CALM just over three years ago after her younger brother Luke died by suicide. After seeking support from CALM the family got involved as...

Sarah Earl

Sidcup Gingerbread Group

Zoe Grant

Over The Wall

Zoe has totally transformed the volunteer programme for Over The Wall, (OTW), not only in scale but also in design, diversity and quality. In 3 years Zoe has grown annual volunteer numbers by 40% and created new opportunities for volunteering to underrepresented groups.
Zoe feels passionately about enabling those who have the most to g...

Zoe Byrne

Princess Alice Hospice

Volunteers are vital to the future of our Hospice. In a very short space of time Zoe Byrne has transformed our approach to recruiting, training, developing and managing our 1,200 volunteers, whether that’s by redesigning the recruitment process so that it is responsive and streamlined, introducing “Excellence in volu...

Cecilie Cromar

Age UK

The AgeUK Morpeth shop has been managed by Cecilie since it opened in June 1999 and she has built up the shop's reputation so it is very much a destination within the town.

It’s fair to say that Cecilie has supported hundreds of volunteers in this time and currently has 16 volunteers who contribute upwards of 150 hours each week to the...

Paul Vitty

Welcare

Eric Iyaremye

Grow Movement

Lifetime Achievement

Sir Stephen Bubb

ACEVO

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