Business Charity Awards

November 1, 2017

February 1, 2018

020 8267 4433

Awards Description

With corporate social responsibility now a fundamental business objective, UK businesses large and small are looking for new ways to engage employees and advocate for community issues through mutually beneficial charity partnerships.

The Business Charity Awards, brought to you by  Third Sector, provide the perfect platform to reflect on your efforts, share best practise and reward your achievements within the community. In partnership with the London Benchmarking Group, the Awards bring together a network of innovative organisations and professionals to recognise and reward new standards of excellence and lead the way for other organisations to follow.

23 categories welcome submissions from any UK business across all industries who are involved in schemes which benefit charities or the voluntary sector. We also encourage entries from charities made on behalf of their corporate partner, recognising the great work they are doing.

Winners of the 2018 Business Charity Awards will be showcased at the annual black tie event on Wednesday 23 May at the Marriott Grosvenor Square. Winners will also be featured online at detailing their projects and providing examples of best practice for the wider community.

Key Dates:

  • Entry deadline: Thursday 1 February 2018
  • Shortlist announcement: March 2018
  • Awards ceremony: Wednesday 23 May 2018

Third Sector’s Fundraising Conference 2018 offers a highly engaging delegate experience that explores major innovations across the digital space, individual giving, major donors, corporate partnerships, trusts and foundations and more.

The 2018 conference will be brimming with innovative ideas and fresh thinking to inject into your fundraising strategy, helping you take it to the next level.

With a choice of various energising sessions, plus The Business Charity Awards on the Wednesday night, this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to celebrate, learn, and network with your peers in fundraising.

Key themes for 2018

  • Impact of GDPR on the fundraising model: The biggest concern of the sector, this theme will be running through the two days with a number of sessions addressing it in a different capacity, from exploring new income streams to identifying major donors in
  • The change in giving trends: With the rise of online giving platforms and crowdfunding, how are giving trends shifting?
  • Social media strategies and supporter journey: With the introduction of GDPR, charities are really focusing their efforts on retention, therefore it is important to have a consistent and interesting message on social. How can charities use social to convey their cause and mission, how can they convert followers into a regular-giving programme, and how can they keep donors engaged?
  • Video: How do you use video to raise funds (not just brand awareness), how do you shoot and edit without using a studio and how and where do you push it out?
  • The changes to corporates CSR model: How has the model evolved and how charities will need to evolve approach to align with this?

Key speakers for 2018

  • Ed Aspall, Executive director of fundraising and marketing, Cancer Research UK
  • Mandy Johnson, Chief executive officer, Small Charities Coalition
  • Alex Smith, Founder, Harrison’s Fund
  • Greg Secker, Founder, Greg Secker Foundation
  • Jonathan Andrews, Managing director, Remarkable Partnerships
  • Ed Walker, Founder, Hope Into Action
  • Edward Tait, Director of fundraising, Crisis
  • Richard Davidson, Director of engagement, Anthony Nolan
  • Georgina Cannon, Head of major gifts, University of Cambridge
  • Geoff Lindell, Board trustee, Family Fund
  • Zillah Bingley, Chief executive, Rainbow Trust
  • Michael Duncan, Head of giving programmes, RBS


Sponsorship is not an act of charity – it must show some form of positive return on investment (ROI). All the sponsorship and networking opportunities available throughout Fundraising Week have been designed with this as their core objective.

Whether it be your brand engaging with the future of the fundraising sector or with those currently leading the industry, alignment with high quality content or any of the many other options available, your sponsorship at Fundraising Week is designed to bring maximum results.

Throughout the week a sponsor at Fundraising Week can enjoy a wide range of benefits from a carefully selected sponsorship, which can:
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  • Raise brand awareness and create preference
  • create positive PR and raise awareness of the organisation as a whole
  • deliver your content direct to the sector across engaging formats
  • build brand positioning through high profile sponsor imagery
  • support ongoing sales campaigns
  • create internal emotional commitment to the brand

Before sponsoring an activity, the sponsor must feel confident that the event will be successful and be aligned with the commercial goals of your company.

Fundraising Week is brought to you by Third Sector, the voice of the not-for-profit industry. Renowned for its independent and authoritative content, Third sector has an unparalleled audience and reputation amongst the charitable organisations you are looking to do business with. This reach which will be brought to bear as an integral part of your sponsorship activity.
All our sponsorship activities are based on partnership. We will work together in collaboration to deliver your business objectives, whilst using our knowledge of the sector to position you at the heart of the industry.

Through sponsorship activity at Fundraising Week you will:

  • Generate genuine emotional engagement with your brand and services
  • Create engaging relationships with new and existing customers
  • Position your brand as a ‘Thought Leader’ across the sector
  • Collate relevant premium data
  • Raise brand awareness and create preference
  • create positive PR and raise awareness of the organisation as a whole
  • Deliver your content direct to the sector across engaging formats
  • Build brand positioning through high profile sponsor imagery

Sponsorship opportunities for Third Sector’s Annual Fundraising Conference 2018 are now available. There are also other sponsorship opportunities for Fundraising Week. For more details about sponsorship opportunities contact:


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