March 15, 2017 : Alex Thomson

Scottish Charity Awards 2017 are go!

Which charities will you choose for the greatest awards ceremony of the year?

A few questions for you:

  • Which Scottish charity is the greatest of them all?
  • What’s been the most brilliant campaign of the past year?
  • Who is a true champion for their cause?

It’s time for you to come with the answers, because the Scottish Charity Awards 2017 are open for nominations.

Your task may not be easy. But it is a whole lot of fun!

After all, what’s better than spending some time thinking about charities and individuals that have inspired you?

Well, there is one thing – nominating them for the Awards!

Beyond being a very good thing to do, there’s clear benefits to be had.

Winning an Award can help charities:

  • access funding
  • reach new audiences
  • make new partnerships
  • connect with new supporters
  • gain publicity
  • strengthen the commitment of staff and volunteers

There’s eight categories waiting for your nominations. And there’s no limit to the number of entries or categories you can submit to.

So, what are you waiting for? Get on it!

Here’s the full list of categories:

Charity of the year

For an organisation that has enjoyed an exceptional year, sponsored by Keegan & Pennykid Insurance Brokers

Celebrating communities

For an outstanding grassroots or community initiative

Cracking campaign

For a strong awareness raising or fundraising campaign, sponsored by SGN

Charity champion

For someone who has demonstrated great dedication to a cause

Demonstrating digital

For a ground-breaking digital organisation or project, sponsored by Digital Scotland

Leading light

For an employee whose dedication is reaping rewards for their organisation

Pioneering project

For an innovative project that has made a huge difference

Terrific trustee

For a board member who really excels, sponsored by OSCR

People’s choice

For the public vote on all the finalists, sponsored by CAF (Opens for votes on 28 April 2017)

Good luck!

Important: Opinions expressed by bloggers are their own and don't represent those of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.

by Alex Thomson