The winner of this award will receive a cash prize as a donation towards their chosen project, initiative or need, which should be detailed in your application form on entry.
Prizes are not to be used to cover overheads or staffing costs and will only be awarded to eligible charities who are registered with the Charity Commission.
The Judges will be looking for the following:
- The project, initiative or need that would benefit from the funding
- How you feel the winning this award will benefit your organisation
- How the local community will benefit from the award and prize fund
- Only open to Charity members of the Chamber
- Must be registered with the Charity Commission
Entry is now open! – Deadline Friday, 31st August 2018
2017 Winner: City Hearts UK
The charity, which restore the lives of vunerable and exploited men, women and children, were awarded with the Charity of the Year award at the 2017 Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards and received a donation of £3000 prize money.
The award sponsor Fortem, who were part of the judging panel for this category said; “The number of volunteers that support charity work in our communities is to be applauded. It’s so difficult to pick a “Charity of the Year” when you are presented with such deserving winners, but when 773 words move you to tears you know you have a winner!
“Enhancing life chances is at the heart of what we do at Fortem and this is certainly the same at City Hearts UK.”
KIRSTY WILSON (SOUTH YORKSHIRE REGIONAL MANAGER OF CITY HEARTS UK)
“We are very thankful and honoured to be chosen as Charity of the Year. The £3,000 donation from Fortem and the Chamber will help us provide a much needed service for trafficked children that have come into the area.”