Awards scheme launched for charities & not-for-profits

By Anita Jaynes on 22 September, 2020

The Business Exchange is excited to launch Reward, a new award scheme to recognise the work of the charity and not-for-profit sector in 2020.

Charities and not-for-profits are among those hardest hit by this year’s pandemic and the idea behind the award scheme is to boost the morale of the sector when it’s needed most.

Reward is open to all charities and not-for-profits based in the South West of England and there are six categories to enter, including:

  • Leader of the Year
  • Outstanding Achievement Award (individual) – Sponsored by Milsted Langdon
  • Fundraising Campaign of the Year – Sponsored by Customer IQ
  • Best use of Social Media
  • Team of the Year
  • The Rising Star (under 25 category)

Organisations can enter from Thursday 1st October with entries closing at midnight on Thursday 5th November. The award winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony held on Thursday 10th December from 7.30pm-9pm.

Submitting an award entry is free and easy to do. Entrants must email with the following information:

  • Organisation name
  • Award they would like to enter
  • Why they should win in 500 words (max)
  • Contact details: Name, Business Title, Email, Telephone

There is no limit to the number of award categories an organisation can enter. For full eligibility criteria click here.

We are currently looking for category sponsors to cover the award scheme costs. It costs just £250+VAT to sponsor an award, if you’re interested, please email: . You will receive coverage in print, online and via social media for your support of Reward.

Winners of the award scheme will be invited to speak at The Business Exchange South West Charity Conference & Expo in 2021.