The Charity Governance Awards 2017 winners

The Charity Governance Awards nomination process was featured on our pages at the beginning of the year.

The winners are now available and a great cluster of charities , with some amazing stories to share, are featured on the web pages of the 2017 awards.

The winners include:

Board Diversity and Inclusivity
WinnerVoluntary Arts

Embracing Digital
WinnerAsthma UK

Embracing Opportunity and Harnessing Risk
WinnerPreston Road Women’s Centre

Improving Impact (up to 3 paid staff)
WinnerSt. Peter’s Community Wellbeing Projects

Improving Impact (4 – 25 paid staff)
WinnerPrisoners’ Education Trust

Improving Impact ( 26+ paid staff)
WinnerStep by Step

Managing Turnaround
WinnerOff the Record

You can see a series of short films about each winner here.
https://www.charitygovernanceawards.co.uk/2017-winners-videos/

You can see a list of all the charities short-listed in 2017 here.
https://www.charitygovernanceawards.co.uk/2017-short-list/

Congratulations to everyone who took part and contributed to the work. Looking forward to another challenge in 2018.

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Social Saturday for 2017

A date for the diary – Saturday 14th October 2017 – Social Saturday.

See more from Social Enterprise UK here…

Social Saturday is an annual campaign which inspires consumers to buy from social enterprises, businesses that put people and planet first. It is led by the national body for social enterprises, Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) and is supported by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.’

In 2016 over sixty events took pace across the UK, and this year there are lots of ways in which to get involved at home and work.

You might be a consumer looking for a social enterprise gift; work in a local authority and keen to support social enterprises in your borough; or a business looking to buy from social enterprises to improve your supply chain.

Source: https://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/social-saturday-2017

Buy Social Corporate Challenge

Led by Social Enterprise UK in partnership with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Business in the Community, a number of forward-thinking corporate businesses are opening up their supply chains to the UK’s 70,000 social enterprises. The ambition is to collectively spend £1 billion with social enterprises by 2020. Why not join them.

Local Authorities

Within local authority settings social enterprises can play a number of key roles in your supply chain. As ethical social businesses they can provide services to the public, from health support to transport, or deliver environmental projects to protect green spaces and foster good community interaction and engagement.

Things you might do in the LA area…

  • Organising visits to local social enterprises for MPs and Councillors
  • Put on event bringing together social enterprises in your area. This could be a social enterprise marketplace or a networking event bringing together social enterprises with other key stakeholders in the area
  • Raising awareness of the Social Saturday through your Council’s communications channels

Lets make Social Saturday 2017 another fantastic day for social enterprises in your enterprising community?

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