Charity Governance Awards digital prize deadline looms

The organisers of the Charity Governance Awards are calling on charities with a strong track record in digital innovation to enter before the 22 January deadline.

Joe Lepper | 10th Jan 19
Bliss - Embracing Digital winer, Charity Governance Awards 2018 (photo Kate Darkins Photography)

Digitally innovative charities are being urged to put their name forward for a sector award.

The Charity Governance Awards, which is run by The Clothworkers’ Company, has issued a reminder to charities with effective digital operations that they have until 22 January to enter the ‘embracing digital’ category.

The winner of this year’s event will receive £5,000 as part of a total £35,000 prize across seven categories.

The Clothworkers’ Company Master Michael Jarvis says that this year’s digital prize is particularly important as last year’s Charity Digital Skills Report revealed that 69% of charities are concerned about a lack of digital skills at board level and almost half of charities (45%) don’t have a digital strategy.

He said: “We want to know, who are the charities getting it right? How are they reflecting the importance of digital at board level, how have they successfully integrated digital practice, and what positive impact is it making to their vital work?

“If you’re involved with one of those charities, I urge you to enter our ‘Embracing Digital’ category before 22 January. You have a lot to share with the 69% who may need inspiration and practical advice from their contemporaries in the sector.”

Charity Governance Awards are free to enter

The awards are free to enter, with shortlisted entrants invited to an award ceremony in London on 22 May. Case studies of the shortlisted charities will be featured online to offer guidance to charity boards.

Last year’s Charity Governance Awards ’embracing digital’ winner was Bliss, the charity for premature and ill babies.