Clothworkers rewarding good governance

The Clothworkers’ Company is championing trusteeship and encouraging good charitable governance in the UK. They have collaborated with many partners on many projects, and in 2016 set up The Charity Governance Awards.

Entries are now open, and they are the only awards in the UK that recognise and reward charities – and trustees – achieving great governance.

The awards shine a spotlight on the boards who make change possible day after day, demonstrating how effective trusteeship can lead to transformative impact for people and communities. The past year has brought unprecedented change and hardship to so many, and it is more important than ever for the charity sector to come together to learn and evolve in order to better serve our communities across the UK.

Entry to the awards is free, and there are five categories to choose from, each offering a £5,000 cash prize to winners and £1,000 to runners-up.

The award categories are:

  • Board Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Transforming with Digital
  • COVID-19: Embracing Opportunity and Harnessing Risk
  • Improving Impact (0-3 paid staff)
  • Improving Impact (4–50 paid staff)

How to enter

It’s easy to submit your free entry online until 25 January 2021 (noon).

The shortlist is revealed in April, and the winners are announced at an exclusive and complementary reception on 27 May 2021. You can follow the conversation via #CharityGov21 on Twitter (@CharityGovAwards) or on Facebook (@CharityGovernanceAwards).

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