Our Finalists

In March we asked you to tell us which Scottish charities and individuals had been the best, most innovative and effective during the past year. We’ve been blown away by your response, with hundreds of nominations highlighting the huge range of incredible work going on all over the country.

There are eight award categories – Charity of the Year, Charity Champion, Demonstrating Digital, Pioneering Project, Terrific Trustee, Leading Light, Celebrating Communities and Cracking Campaign – and the shortlist for each was announced on 12 May, with the winners to be decided by our panel of judges.

All finalists were then entered into the People’s Choice Award (sponsored by Charities Aid Foundation). Voting for that closed on 26 May – thank you to the thousands of you who clicked your favourite finalist.

See this year’s amazing finalists here

Our Winners

The winners were announced at the glittering Scottish Charity Awards ceremony on 22 June 2017 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

We provided live coverage of the awards ceremony from our @scvotweet account using the hashtag #ScotCharityAwards and our Facebook page . You can also watch the livestream of the event below:

What previous winners say

Winning the award increased funders’ confidence in investing us and what we do.

Marjorie Jagger, Skye and Lochalsh Young Carers

The recognition of our campaign through the award helped us reach out to even more people.

Paul Ralph, Disabled Access Day

It showed the Saheliya staff that other people too understand why we do the work we do.

Alison Davis, Saheliya

It has been easier to leverage funding as a result of getting the award.

Chris Martin, Callander Youth Project


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Past winners


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