FSI Small Charity Big Impact Awards

Winner of the rural charity with income under £50,000 category: T1International

Key Statistics:

  • T1International provided 188 hard copy advocacy toolkits (with an additional
    300+ downloads) to people with diabetes in 18 different countries.
  • T1International provided 2,400 vials of insulin to approximately 150 people living
    with type 1 diabetes in Syria.
  • 100% of advocates and partners said they feel more confident about creating an
    advocacy plan for long-term change related to type 1 diabetes health access.


Winner of the urban charity with income under £50,000 category: Sporting Force

Key Statistics:

  • Sporting Force supported and engaged 171 veterans in the past 12 months,
    with 54 veterans being in paid or voluntary placements.
  • 95% of veterans who attend a Sporting Force event have stated that they feel
    more confident and less isolated.
  • Veterans who participated in the NCS program showed an average
    improvement in mental wellbeing of 80%

Winner of the volunteer led charity category: Gateshead Older People’s Assembly

Key Statistics:

  • In 2016/17, there were 7830 attendances at Gateshead Older People’s Assembly events and classes.
  • Participants in our first cohort of Staying Steady postural stability classes showed an average improvement of 28% in flexibility, reach, and timed mobility.
  • Gateshead Older People’s Assembly was chosen as Gatehead’s Voluntary Organisation of the Year for 2017

Winner of the regional charity category: The HorseCourse

Key Statistics:

  • We helped 271 people via our innovative ReStart and Lighter Touch programmes.
  • 81% of participants show an average 10.4 point improvement on a 32
    point scale across 8 core skills: calmness, assertiveness, strong focus and
    perseverance, empathy, communication, responsibility, realistic planning, and confidence as a learner.

Winner of the national charity category: National Ugly Mugs

Key Statistics:

  • In the last year NUM dealt with over 750 incidents of crime against sex workers,  around a third of which were sexual  violence.
  • For each incident, we sent out potentially life-saving warnings to thousands of sex workers – we estimate that around 20,000 sex workers receive NUM warnings either directly or via a local support agency. Our latest evaluation found that almost half of sex workers receiving them had avoided an offender as a direct result at least once which demonstrates that our work prevented hundreds, if not thousands, of crimes in the last year.
  • We also work hard to improve police practices. We have provided training to over 850 police officers in the UK in the last year to improve their knowledge and change their practices.

Winner of the international charity category: East African Playgrounds

Key Statistics:

  • In the past year, 59 programmes were implemented across Uganda
  • 118,000 children were provided with a space to play
  • 1,180 community members learnt why play is important for children
  • 590 teachers and caregivers were taught in play based education.

Winner of the charity with an income between £150,000 – £150,000 category: BIGKID Foundation

Key Statistics:

  • We have engaged 1,277 young people across our programmes in the London Borough of Lambeth.
  • In 2015, BIGKID began engaging girls, and since then has gone from working with 4 girls to over 500.
  • In 2016, our Breaking Barriers programme helped ensure that 20 out of 25 participants were taken off the risk of exclusion register and successfully reintegrated back into school life.

Winner of the charity with an income between £150,001 – £250,000 category: MACS

Key Statistics:

  • Over the last year, we helped 457 people directly through our national events, grants, caravans and activity holidays. We also helped countless more through our Facebook support page, telephone helpline, our website and the resources we provide to both health professionals and the public.
  • 91% of parents of MACS children said MACS helps them to cope with their
    child’s condition.
  • 89% of our parents of MACS children said MACS made them feel less alone in difficult times.

Winner of the charity with an income between £250,001 – £500,000 category: The Hackney Pirates

Key Statistics:

  • We helped 520 young people (including 160 as part of our core intensive learning
    programme) aged 9 to 12 in the last year.
  • On average, our Young Pirates improve their reading age 52% faster than age related expectations.
  • 97% of parents agree or strongly agree that the programme has had a positive impact on their child.

Winner of the charity with an income between £500,001 – £1.5m category: Create

Key Statistics:

  • Create ran 939 professionally-run creative arts workshops delivering 19,980 contact hours with 2,176 disadvantaged and vulnerable participants.
  • 90% of participants said they developed their creativity, 82% their communication skills, 84% their teamwork skills and 78% their confidence.
  • 100% of community partner staff rated Create’s projects “successful overall”.

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