We wanted to let you know that the Charity Governance Awards 2017 are now open for entry. The Charity Governance Awards 2017 are the UK awards that recognise and reward good charity governance in charities both large and small.

By shining a spotlight on the best of the sector, the awards will demonstrate how effective governance can transform a charity and even more, the lives of its beneficiaries.

Entry to the awards is free. Each of the seven categories offers a £5000 cash prize.

Categories
The award categories are:

  • Board Diversity & Inclusivity
  • Embracing Digital
    Embracing Opportunity & Harnessing Risk
  • Improving Impact – charities with 3 paid staff or fewer (including charities with no paid staff)
  • Improving Impact – charities with 4–25 paid staff
  • Improving Impact – charities with 26 paid staff or more
  • Managing Turnaround

How to enter
You can enter online for free until 23.59 on 13th January 2017. The winners will be announced at the free awards ceremony drinks reception on 24th May 2017. You can follow the conversation via #charitygov17 .
Looking for inspiration for your entry?
Hear from the winners of the 2016 awards in our podcast interviews, with representatives from the winning charities talking about governance at their organisation and what it meant to win an award. You can also read about all the 2016 shortlisted charities.

About the organisers
The Charity Governance Awards are organised by The Clothworkers’ Company– a City Livery company that supports trusteeship initiatives – in partnership with charity think tank and consultancy NPC (New Philanthropy Capital), charity recruitment specialists Prospectus and volunteer matching charity Reach.

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