Award Winner 2017
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Rural Charity with an annual turnover under £50,000
T1International, works towards adequate access to insulin, diabetes supplies, medical care and education for all people living with type 1 diabetes. They do this by highlighting personal experiences, collecting better data, sharing resources and best practice, and campaigning for change.
Urban Charity with an annual turnover under £50,000
Sporting Force, based in Durham, has a simple mission: to help ex-service men and women make the transition into life as a civilian through placements in the sports industry. By offering education, exercise and social events the charity helps relieve mental health and social isolation, as well as engaging with disabled veterans with inclusive activities.
A volunteer led charity or community organisation
Gateshead Older People’s Assembly was founded in 2002, and works to represent the views and improve the welfare of all Gateshead residents aged 50+ by reducing the levels of loneliness and isolation, falls, and malnutrition among older people in their borough.
A regional charity or community organisation
TheHorseCourse, based in Weymouth, works to deliver innovative equine-assisted behavioral interventions that change lives when talking isn’t working. Each year they deliver their programmes to the hardest to reach people from their home base in Dorset and four approved hubs in London, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Surrey. Participants are referred to their service by front line professionals in education, mental health, social work and offending.
A national charity or community organisation
National Ugly Mugs (NUM), based in Manchester, is a pioneering, national organisation which provides greater access to justice and protection for sex workers who are often targeted by dangerous individuals but are frequently reluctant to report these incidents to the police. These offenders are often serial sexual predators who pose a huge risk to the public as a whole.
An international charity or community organisation
East African Playgrounds, based in Leicestershire, works to provide high quality, safe, community centered playgrounds built by locally trained playground builders across East Africa for every child to enjoy.
A charity with an income between £50,000 – £150,000
BIGKID Foundation, based in Lambeth, are a youth charity dedicated to seeing no young people lose their lives or potential to youth violence.
A charity with an income between £150,001 – £250,000
MACS, works to support children born without eyes or with underdeveloped eyes all around the UK. They support individuals born with Microphthalmia (small eyes), Anophthalmia (no eyes) and/or Coloboma (cleft of the eye) and their families.
A charity with an income between £250,001 – £500,000
The Hackney Pirates is an enterprising charity working to develop the literacy, confidence and perseverance of young people in Hackney, so that they achieve both in school and in the world beyond.
A charity with an income between £500,001 – £1.5 million
Create, based in the City of London, is the UK’s leading charity empowering lives through the creative arts. It works to make society fairer by connecting the most disadvantaged people to the arts. Founded in 2003, it was set up to tackle social issues including social isolation, prejudice and low self-esteem among disadvantaged and vulnerable people. To achieve this, it designs and delivers individually-tailored creative programmes with disabled children and adults; young and adult carers; homeless people; offenders; vulnerable older people and other marginalised people.