Recognising Outstanding Partnerships


The Business Charity Awards recognise and reward the partnerships between outstanding corporate and not-for-profit organisations, and celebrate their achievements. 

We are officially back for 2023 with a new category; Best Response to the Cost-of-Living Crisis this is free-to-enter.



A note from the Editor





Companies and voluntary sector organisations can achieve so much when they pull together and the Business Charity Awards provides the perfect platform to highlight the best of that work. We look forward to celebrating these vital partnerships at a time when they are more crucial than ever.'

Andy Ricketts, Acting Editor @ Third Sector

Categories

We have over 20 categories to choose from!

INNOVATION

CHALLENGE EVENT OF THE YEAR

For a staff team from a business that took part in a successful fundraising challenge to benefit a UK charity.

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

For a company that has adopted policies that have resulted in a significant increase in charitable donations or activities by its workforce.

MARKETING PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR

For a marketing initiative between a business and a charity that has helped to promote the charity’s work, or helped to raise funds. Initiatives might include cause-related, affinity and experiential marketing partnerships.

PROJECT OF THE YEAR

For a scheme or initiative, either in the UK or overseas, that has successfully worked with a UK charity to help its beneficiaries. Examples of projects could include employment, work experience and training schemes for beneficiaries as well as overseas aid projects.

BEST DIGITAL INNOVATION

For an organisation that has used a digital innovation to evolve its service delivery.

CHARITY PARTNERSHIPS

CHARITY PARTNERSHIP - AUTOMOTIVE & TRANSPORT

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the automotive sector and a UK charity.

CHARITY PARTNERSHIP - BANKS & FINANCIAL SERVICES

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the banking and financial sectors and a UK charity.

CHARITY PARTNERSHIP - CONSUMER GOODS/FOOD & BEVERAGE

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the consumer goods or food and beverage sectors and a UK charity.

CHARITY PARTNERSHIP - FASHION & RETAIL

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the fashion, clothing or retail sectors and a UK charity. Includes companies within the footwear and accessories sectors.

CHARITY PARTNERSHIP - LEGAL

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the legal sector and a UK charity.

CHARITY PARTNERSHIP - MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the media and entertainment sectors and a UK charity. Includes companies within the digital services sector.

CHARITY PARTNERSHIP - PROPERTY & CONSTRUCTION

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the property and construction sectors, including architectural practices and structural engineering firms, and a UK charity.

CHARITY PARTNERSHIP - SPORT, TRAVEL AND LEISURE

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the sport, travel and leisure sectors and a UK charity.

CHARITY PARTNERSHIP - TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the utilities and services sectors and a UK charity.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

For a business that has provided vital support to a charitable project in a specific locality.

CONSORTIUM AWARD

For an outstanding partnership between one or more companies and one or more UK charities.

CORPORATE FOUNDATION AWARD

For a corporate philanthropic foundation that has provided outstanding support to the charity sector.

LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP

Long-Term Partnership: Awarded to an outstanding ongoing partnership between a company and a UK charity that began more than 10 years ago.

MID-TERM PARTNERSHIP

Mid-Term Partnership: Awarded to an outstanding ongoing partnership between a company and a UK charity that began between 4-9 years ago.

SHORT-TERM PARTNERSHIP

Awarded to an outstanding partnership between a company and a UK charity that has lasted, or will last, less than 3 years.

BEST EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROJECT

Awarded to a partnership that worked together to deliver an exceptional response to an emergency or crisis in the charity’s cause area.

BEST RESPONSE TO THE COST-OF-LIVING CRISIS (NEW - free to enter)

For a project run by a business with a UK charity initiated in response to the cost-of-living crisis. Examples might include the provision of funds or other direct support or help in areas such as helping people to manage their budgets. 

TALENT

CSR TEAM OF THE YEAR

For a corporate social responsibility team (or a team that has a similar function) that has successfully increased the charitable or socially responsible activities of the business.

OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE

For an individual in a company who has made an exceptional contribution to charity with the support of his or her employer.

Why Enter the Business Charity Awards

Some of the reasons you need to be involved, Celebrate your hardwork!



Benchmark yourself against the best
 
Test yourself against competitors working in your specialism and prove that you’re at the top of the industry.



Spotlight your case study
Stand out entrants and projects will be invited to have a standalone story/piece written about them demonstrating best practice and aspirational ways of working to the wider industry.



Attract new prospects 
Companies want to work with awarding winning organisations who are knowledgeable, creative and passionate about their industry. 


Impress new and existing clients 
Winning a Business Charity Awards award will help to cement current relationships with your clients and stakeholders, as well as helping win new clients - clients want to work with organisations who go above and beyond.


Be an industry leading organisation
With 24 categories available to enter, make yourself stand out even more. Your partnership deserves to be celebrated. Take a moment to reflect on the incredible impact your project has made on the community.

Key Information



Key Dates:

Early Bird Deadline: Thursday 26 January 2023

Standard Deadline: Thursday 23 February 2023

Shortlist Announcement: March 2023

Live Awards Ceremony: Wednesday 10 May 2023,
London Marriott Grosvenor Square





Pricing:

Early Bird price: £399*

Standard price: £524*

*Price per entry. Prices exclude VAT


Judging

The 2023 Judging Panel

Headline Sponsor


We’re proud to be the headline sponsor of the Business Charity Awards for the second year in a row. The awards are a fantastic recognition of the hard work undertaken by charities on a day to day basis. Hearing their individual stories, highlights the sometimes unseen projects that are being implemented across the UK. We’re honoured to be part of the celebration of these valuable initiatives.

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