Categories

Third Sector’s Business Charity Awards recognise the outstanding contribution made by UK businesses to good causes. The awards not only recognise the role that individuals, teams and entire companies play in supporting charitable activity both at home and abroad, but also help to educate the wider business community about the best ways to support good causes. The awards are open to companies of all sizes and across all industries. Charities may enter on behalf of their corporate partners.  Joint entries from companies and their corporate foundations will also be accepted for their work with charity partners. 

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?

 

Business of the Year

For a business that has excelled in helping the wider community by embedding a culture of supporting charitable causes at all levels. This award will be awarded to the category winner that, in the judges’ opinion, stands out above all the rest. This category cannot be entered directly and is chosen by the chair of judges.

 

Please note, this category is not open for entries.

 

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?

 

Automotive & Transport

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the automotive sector 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?For an outstanding partnership between one or more companies and one or more UK charities.

 

Consumer Goods/Food & Beverage

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

 

Corporate Foundation

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?

 

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.

 

Financial Services

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

 

Health, Beauty & Pharmaceuticals

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the health or pharmaceutical sectors and a UK charity

 

Legal

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

 

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.

 

Professional Services

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

 

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.

 

Small Businesses

For an outstanding partnership between a business, with fewer than 50 employees, and a UK charity.

 

Sport, Travel & Leisure

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

 

Telecoms & Technology

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the telecommunications and technology sectors and a UK charity.

 

Utilities & Services

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

 

Short-Term Partnership

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

 

Long-Term Partnership

Awarded to an outstanding ongoing partnership between a company and a UK charity that spans more than 10 years.

 

Sustainability award

For the company or organisation that has done the most to reduce its environmental impact through schemes such as carbon reduction, energy saving and recycling and waste reduction initiatives.

 

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

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?

 

Website Menu