Business Charity Awards 2022


As the voluntary and not-for-profit sector rebuilds from the immense disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic, charities have continued to carry out vital work, with the invaluable support of their corporate partners.

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

We celebrated the 2022 Business Charity Awards on Thursday 19 May at London Marriot Grosvenor Square, congratulations to all the finalists, highly commended and our winners. 

A note from the Editor





The Business Charity Awards gives organisations and the charities they work with the opportunity to showcase their many achievements. At a time when collaboration has never been more important, Third Sector looks forward to recognising and celebrating your vital partnerships.

- Emily Burt, 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

• What was the event and its objectives? Include whose idea it was and the timescale for the project.

• How was it delivered? What resources (people, investment and skills) did the company contribute? Include any challenges that were faced and how they were overcome.

• What has been achieved and how was success measured? What benefits has the partnership brought to both the charity and the company?

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.

• What was the initiative and its objectives? Include the company’s overall policy on employee engagement in charitable work.

• How was the activity related to the mission and purpose of both partners?

• How was it delivered? What specific measures have been adopted? What resources (people, investment and skills) did the company contribute? Include any challenges that were faced and how they were overcome.

• What has been achieved and how was success measured? What benefits has the partnership brought to society, the charity and the company?

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.

• What was the campaign and its objectives? Include the timescale for the project.

• How was the activity related to the mission and purpose of both partners?

• How was it delivered? What resources (people, investment and skills) did the company contribute? Include any challenges that were faced and how they were overcome.

• What has been achieved and how was success measured? What benefits has the partnership brought to society, the charity and the company?

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.

• What was the initiative and its objectives? Include whose idea it was and the timescale for the project.

• How was the activity related to the mission and purpose of both partners?

• How was it delivered? What resources (people, investment and skills) did the company contribute? Include any challenges that were faced and how they were overcome.

• What has been achieved and how was success measured? What benefits has the partnership brought to society, the charity and the company?

**NEW** Best Digital Innovation

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

CHARITY PARTNERSHIPS

These categories recognise the charitable contributions UK companies make to good causes through fundraising, volunteering or by providing pro-bono support. Please address the following questions within your 1,000 word written submission for the partnership categories.

• What was the partnership, its objectives and the social change that it wanted to achieve?

• How was it delivered? What specific measures have been adopted? What resources (people, investment and skills) did the company contribute? Include any challenges that were faced and how they were overcome.

• How have you measured the impact of the partnership?

For example, have you asked your charity partner to provide regular information that shows the social change achieved, and do you use a particular framework to monitor its impact?

• What has been achieved? What benefits has the partnership brought to society, the charity and the company?

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 financial services sector 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 & 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.

• What was the project, its objectives and the social change that it wanted to achieve?

• How was it delivered? What specific measures have been adopted? What resources (people, investment and skills) did the company contribute? Include any challenges that were faced and how they were overcome.

• How have you measured the impact of the partnership? For example, have you asked your charity partner to provide regular information that shows the social change achieved, and do you use a particular framework to monitor its impact?

• What has been achieved? What benefits has the partnership brought to society, the charity and the company?

CONSORTIUM AWARD

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

• Who are the partners within the consortium?

• When and how was the consortium was created?

• What are its goals and what social change did it want to achieve? How was it delivered? What resources (people, investment and skills) did the company contribute? Include any challenges that were faced and how they were overcome.

• How have you measured the impact of the consortium? For example, have you asked your charity partners to provide regular information that shows the social change achieved, and do you use a particular framework to monitor its impact?

• What has been achieved? What benefits has the partnership brought to society, the charity and the company?

CORPORATE FOUNDATION AWARD

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

• What was the foundation and its objectives? When was the foundation set up and where does it operate?

• How much money does the foundation receive annually and where does this money come from?

• How much money has been given to charities over the past three years?

• How does the foundation deliver its objectives? Provide examples of its philanthropic work. What resources (people and skills) does the foundation have? Include any challenges that are faced and how they are overcome.

• What has been achieved and how was success measured? What impact has the foundation brought to charities and society?

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.

**NEW** 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.

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.

• Who is in the team and what are their roles?

• What are the team’s objectives and what social change does it want to achieve? How does the team measure its impact? For example, does it ask charity partner to provide regular information that shows the social change achieved, and does it use a particular framework to monitor its impact?

• What has the team achieved and what social change has it brought about?

OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE

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

• What has been the career path of the employee?

• What contribution has he or she made to charity?

• What have been his or her greatest achievements and in what way has the company supported him or her?

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 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 10 industry categories available to enter, make yourself stand out even more. Your partnership deserves to be celebrated. 

Key Information



Key Dates:

Live Ceremony: Thursday 19th May at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square




Chair of Judges

Clodagh has designed and implemented the change programme for Business for Societal Impact (B4SI) globally and manages the B4SI Network of companies providing strategic direction and operational overview. Clodagh has expertise in strategy development, stakeholder engagement, and impact measurement. She is passionate about the power of business as a driver of meaningful societal and business impact. Clodagh has collaborated with multinationals to create and evolve bespoke strategies, flagship programs, and measurement frameworks with a view to positively impacting society.

Judging

The 2022 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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