Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) is delighted to announce that it’s Community Liaison Role has made the shortlist for this year’s Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector.
The Charity Awards is the sector’s most highly-regarded excellence recognition scheme. All 28 shortlisted charities this year have been judged by an independent panel of sector leaders as having demonstrated best practice in leadership and management, from which other organisations can learn.
Local cuts in funding had increased applications to BCF so Teri was able to give a large number of groups tools and knowledge to access other sources of funding beyond BCF which was warmly received. Training and advice was given to over 300 Berkshire groups which improved their ability to demonstrate impact, strengthening their position when it came to applying for funds from a number of different funders. Successful partnership working between groups has saved money, time and resulted in good PR for groups working collaboratively.
For 20 years the Charity Awards have been identifying and celebrating the fantastic work that UK charities do. Our rigorous judging process highlights those charities with the most innovative ideas and the most effective approaches to delivering real change.
All the nominees on this year’s shortlist are examples of large and small charities who are truly leaders in their field. I wish the Berkshire Community Foundation the very best of luck on the night.”
Matthew Nolan, chief executive of Civil Society Media, which organises the Charity Awards, congratulated Berkshire Community Foundation on making the highly-coveted shortlist.
The ten category winners, plus the recipients of the Overall Award for Excellence and the Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement, will be announced at a black-tie dinner on 5 June, held in the grounds of the Tower of London.
The evening will be hosted by the Rev Richard Coles, who will be joined on the night by a host of celebrities, representatives of the shortlisted charities, as well as leaders from Britain’s best known and best loved charities.