News: Charity Times Awards 2011

The Charity Times Awards are now open for entries: The deadline for entries is 27th May 2011

The Charity Times Awards reaches its twelfth year in 2011 and this highly successful, popular, and growing annual gala event will be bigger and better than ever. The Charity Times Awards continue to be the pre-eminent celebration of best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit sector.

They recognise that it is the leaders within charities who are responsible for coordinating much of the charitable activity throughout the UK and as the engines of the charity sector; it is at this level that the Awards are targeted. As such, the event itself is built around the individuals and teams for whom the Awards are intended: trustees, chief executives, directors and other upper-level management from not-for-profits across the UK. Reflecting this belief, the Awards provide the charity sector with a dedicated event to reward the work carried out in difficult and competitive conditions, and establishes a unique annual congress of the pre-eminent figures in the sector at the premier charity event of the year.

The objectives of the awards have remained consistent since their inception:

  • To honour the outstanding professionals in the many and varied fields of charity management
  • To support continuing professional development and contribute towards raising the standards of charity management
  • To promote and raise the profile of the charity sector
  • To provide recognition for those who are providing effective support to the sector.

The Awards incorporate the whole range of disciplines within charitable management; from governance, finance, fundraising and campaigning through to the use of technology and the application of sound business principles. In addition, recognition is afforded to those professional service companies working most creatively and effectively within the sector. In 2011, there are new awards: building on last year's decision to honour charities with an annual income of above and below £1milion, this year's awards will also recognise the up-and-coming rising stars in the sector and those who have committed themselves to the sector with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Each year the event attracts leading figures from the charity sector, and currently 500 attendees come to the event to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of their contemporaries; thus the presentation ceremony is one of the most popular events in the charity calendar.


To book a table for this year's awards, which will take place at the London Hilton, Park Lane, please contact Emilia Alvarez on 020 7562 2439 or email

For sponsorship opportunities at the most prestigious award ceremony on the charity calendar, please contact Cerys McLean on 07766662610 or email