Entries have now closed!

Shortlist will be annouced on Wednesday 29th June 2023

About the Awards

One of Third Sector's most important missions – and passions – is to recognise the achievements of charities and provide a platform for examples of good practice.  

The Third Sector Awards provide an opportunity for voluntary organisations of all sizes, and the people who work for them, to celebrate their work and the real difference they make to society.


Whether it is supporting beneficiaries, raising awareness of crucial issues or driving best practice among their peers, the vital contributions of charities cannot be overstated. We want to use Third Sector's platform to thank the individuals and teams working their hardest to deliver at a time when they have never been more needed.


Entering the Third Sector Awards is your opportunity to shout about just how great your charity, organisation or team is. This is the chance to bring your work to life, tell its story and be awarded for it. The Third Sector Awards pride themselves on educating and inspiring the sector, as well as offering every entrant detailed feedback on their entry from our expert panel of judges.

Key Information

Important dates for your diary

Key Dates:

Shortlist Announced: Wednesday 22nd June 2023

Shortlist Party: Thursday 24th August 2023

Awards Lunch: Friday 22nd September 2023


Large charity (Over £3M) - £380.00 for first entry, £350.00 for all others

Medium (£500K-£3M) - £260.00 for first entry, £230.00 for all others

Small (Below £500K) - £180.00 for first entry, £150.00 for all others

Entering to benefit you

For Organisations of All Sizes

The Third Sector Awards are a great opportunity for charities, not-for-profits and voluntary organisation of all sizes to celebrate their work and shine a spotlight on the difference they make to society.

Our Winners Matter

Winning a Third Sector Award doesn't end when the ceremony is over! Past winners are invited back as judges, giving them further insight into the awards.

We Know How to Celebrate

The awards ceremony provides a unique opportunity for charities to bring together their teams and thank them for the contribution. 

Gain Invaluable Opportunities and PR

Boosts credibility and increases awareness of your organisation, which can help convince even more donors and funders that you’re a cause worth supporting.

First Class Judging Panel

An elite panel of senior professionals across the sector of judges chosen by Third Sector Awards.

Categories 2023

The available categories to choose from include...

Excellence Awards

Best Charity film

Best Use of Social Media

Best Service Delivery Innovation

Big Impact Award

Brand Development

Breakthrough of the Year

Financial Excellence Award

Charity Chair of the Year

Marketing Campaign of the Year

Charity Chief Executive

Communications Agency of the Year

Communications Campaign of the Year

Digital Innovation of the Year

Enterprise Award

Fundraising Campaign

Small Charity, Big Achiever

Partnership Awards

Charity Partnership of the Year

Corporate Partnership of the Year

Talent Awards

Small Charity of the Year

Medium Charity of the Year

Large Charity of the Year

Celebrity Charity Champion

Community Champion

Communications Team of the Year

Digital Champion of the Year

Fundraising Team of the Year

Frontline Team of the Year

Rising Chief Executive

Rising Star

Unsung Hero

Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer Team of the Year

2023 Judging Panel

Chair of Judges

"I would look for how an organisation interprets the judging criteria, how a need is met, examples of good practice and the originality of an approach, facts about making a difference, and the way in which the organisation presents their efforts."

- Dr Nihara Krause

Founder and CEO, stem4


An elite panel of judges chosen by Third Sector Awards will be responsible for reviewing and scoring each entry submitted. These judges include senior professionals across the sector. Judges will be chosen because of their professional and wide-ranging level of expertise.  If you would like to be considered for part of the 2023 judging panel, please submit your nomination below.