The Chamber’s Charity of the Year Award
In association with Fortem
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.
Judges will be looking for the following:
• The project, initiative or need that would benefit from the funding
• How you feel winning this award will benefit your organisation
• How the local community will benefit from winning the award
• Only open to charity members of Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber or Commerce*
• Must be registered with the Charity Commission
*Membership must be renewed and paid as per entry requirements.
2016 Winner: Newlife for Disabled Children
The charity, which works with thousands of disabled and terminally ill children, were awarded with the Charity of the Year award at the 2016 Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards and received a donation of £3000 prize money.
The award sponsor Secure Power, who were part of the judging panel for this category, said: “This was a very hard award to make a decision on, as all charities at this time need money to survive especially with government cuts now taking place. A lot of the charities that were in the running we’ve seen first-hand what amazing work they are doing within the local community and this is what made it a very difficult and heart wrenching task to pick a particular charity when they all deserve the money for the work they do.
“However, there was one charity which I felt extra funding could really make a big impact and that charity was the ‘Newlife foundation for disabled children’. This charity takes care of the most vulnerable in society and it is with great pleasure that I present this award to this amazing charity which like the others is really making a difference to people’s lives.”
CAROLINE ARTSCHAN (FUNDRAISING MANAGER)
“Newlife is delighted to accept this award from Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber. We guarantee that 100% of the amount will be spent on changing the lives of local children with disabilities or terminal illness through provision of urgently needed essential equipment. We look forward to updating the Chamber in due course on the impact of their extremely generous support.”