Jersey Charity Awards September 2023
After moving the Jersey Charity Awards online in 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year it is returning to its home of the marquee in the beautiful grounds of Government House, with the kind permission of Jersey's Lieutenant Governor, His Excellency Vice Admiral Jerry Kyd CBE.
Organised by the Association of Jersey Charities (AJC), the Awards are designed to recognise outstanding achievement, professionalism and excellence amongst organisations and individuals in Jersey’s charity sector.
The panel of judges - Paul Routier MBE, Charles Humpleby, Liz Le Poidevin and Jane Galloway - will select the top three charities in each of the three categories, for Outstanding Achievement for a Large, Outstanding Achievement for a Medium and Outstanding Achievement for a Small Charity, with a £5,000 prize for the winner of each category as well as prizes for two runners up.
In deciding the winners, judges will consider examples of excellence, best practice and leadership, focusing particularly on how charities have adapted to and delivered innovative solutions in response the challenging circumstances over the past year.
First established twelve years ago and held every two years, the 2023 Awards are supported by the Ana Leaf Foundation, and Jersey Finance, who partnered with the AJC in 2021 as part of its own celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the island’s finance industry.
About the Jersey Charity Awards
The Jersey Charity Awards highlight professionalism and excellence within the local charitable sector, recognising and celebrating charities’ recent achievements and best practice, thus raising the profile of charity and voluntary activity in Jersey.
This year, we’re hoping charities will pay particular attention to issues that have and are still affecting all of us, by demonstrating their response to managing and overcoming adversity, such as the economic downturn, tackling climate change, championing health and wellbeing, and collaborating with other charities on these issues.
Who are the awards open to?
Any registered charity based in Jersey may enter the awards, whether they operate within Jersey or overseas.
The awards will be decided by an independent panel of judges, who will be looking for examples
of excellence, together with ideas and leadership that will inspire and from which others can learn.
The Awards were established ten years ago and carry particular significance in this 50th anniversary year of the AJC. The awards are to honour professionals and volunteers who manage charities, to recognise and promote best practice and to encourage continuing professional development.
Some examples of achievements could be:
• Innovative website development, or a rebrand that’s significantly improved your marketing reach and uptake of services
• Undertaking a change management process, or a restructuring of services that’s allowed you to further develop and expand
• Development of your volunteering infrastructure programme
• Implementing a budgeting system or process, devising an annual operational budget or cost savings
through the use of volunteers or ‘gifts in kind’
• Outstanding leadership demonstrated by a volunteer, or staff member, possibly even during a period of adversity or unprecedented change
• Development of your social media that has allowed you to reach a new target audience,
increase donations and/or a different audience
• Production of your first or most outstanding annual report
• Undertaking an innovative campaign to raise awareness about an issue or boost fundraising efforts
• Putting a structure in place for upskilling a team
There are three award categories:
• Outstanding Achievement, Large Charity 2023
• Outstanding Achievement, Medium Charity 2023
• Outstanding Achievement, Small Charity 2023
Applications will be categorised according to their relative size and taking account of total income, the number of employees and volunteers and total hours worked.
The winner of each category will receive £5,000 for their charity. Additionally, in each category the second place winner will receive £1,000 and the third place winner will receive £500.
The Awards’ ceremony
The ceremony will be held on Sunday 17th September, at 2pm and all entrants, suppliers and supporters will be invited to attend. There will be entertainment, speeches, a sumptuous afternoon tea, and of course the awards ceremony itself.
Nominees and winners will be announced on the day.
Applications must be submitted by an official representative of the charity. Submissions are limited to one per charity.
Please post your entry to:
The Judging Committee
Association of Jersey Charities
PO Box 356
Or download and complete the application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications now closed!
One of the benefits of the Charity Awards is the potential for organisations to learn
from each other’s experiences. The organisers therefore reserve the right to
use information relating to shortlisted entries for publicity and educational purposes.
The judges reserve the right to reallocate any entry to a different category.
The organisers reserve the right to change the venue and date for the awards’
ceremony entirely at their discretion. The judges’ decisions are final.
The event this year is once again sponsored by Ana Leaf Foundation, and the prize money is kindly sponsored by 60 years of the Finance Industry in Jersey, courtesy of Jersey Finance.