ActionAid, Bliss & Jigsaw4U among 2018 Charity Governance Awards winners

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  This year’s Charity Governance Awards winners have been announced, with ActionAid, Bliss, and Jigsaw4U among the winners.The UK Charity Governance Awards 2018 were announced on 24 May at an event at Clothworkers’ Hall, London. Seven charities share the £35,000 prize pot, each winning a £5,000 unrestricted grant.ActionAid won the Board Diversity & Inclusivity award, for reshaping its board to be 69% female with a mix of young people and representatives from countries where the charity works.Premature baby charity Bliss won the Embracing Digital award for its online overhaul, which yielded strong results for public engagement and income.Jigsaw4U won an Improving Impact award after a new board helped double the number of children and young people receiving the charity’s emotional support services.Full list of winnersBoard diversity and inclusivityWinner – ActionAidRunners-up – Disability Direct; MindOutEmbracing digitalWinner – BlissRunners-up – Hestia; NAVCAEmbracing opportunity and harnessing risk Advertisement Melanie May | 1 June 2018 | News  Image: 2018 Charity Governance Awards winners. Photo by Kate Darkins Photography.  208 total views,  3 views today Winner – Missing PeopleRunners-up – EVA Women’s Aid; Family FundImproving impact – charities with 3 staff or fewerWinner – Home-Start SloughRunners-up – Arch-Way Project; Thornham Village Hall and Playing FieldImproving impact – charities with 4-25 paid staffWinner – Jigsaw4URunner-up – Sport 4 Life UKImproving impact – charities with 26+ paid staffWinner – Families for ChildrenRunners-up – Greenhouse Sports; Willen HospiceManaging turnaroundWinner – The Brain CharityRunners-up – Autism Together; St John’s Hospice North Lancashire and South LakesMichael Howell, Chair of the Trusteeship Committee of the award organisers The Clothworkers’ Company, said:“Promoting and celebrating excellence in charity governance is as important now as it ever was. With the charity sector continuing to struggle with recruitment of new trustees and erosion of public trust, our winning charity heroes are really raising the bar – resulting in a boost not just for their own beneficiaries, but the whole sector.”Case studies of all the winners and runners-up are shared on the Awards website under a new section ‘Best practice advice and resources’.  209 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Tagged with: Awards governance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 ActionAid, Bliss & Jigsaw4U among 2018 Charity Governance Awards winnerslast_img read more