This award celebrates the fantastic work of charitable organisations.
The winning Somerset-based charity will need to demonstrate not just how much money it raises or spends, but also how it uses fundraising and the contribution of volunteers to make a significant difference to those they work for.
Judges will be looking for:
- Evidence of fundraising activity
- A clear business plan
- Evidence of a financially successful business (turnover, profit/loss figures will be treated in confidence)
Please note that entrants will need to be a registered charity. For any queries regarding your entry, please get in touch with the Chamber Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I enter?
All you need to do is complete the online entry form, making sure that you understand the criteria for the category/ies that you wish to enter.
- Choose your category
- Enter a statement of up to 800 words explaining why your business merits an award
- Highlight up to six key points, profiling the strength of your entry to the judges
- Attach up to five pieces of evidence to support your application – attachments can be up to a maximum of 2MB each.
- Attach the company logo
Does my business qualify?
All businesses entering the awards must be based within the district council administrative boundaries of Sedgemoor, South Somerset, Mendip and Somerset West and Taunton. Business can also enter if they are based within the following North Somerset Council and Bath and North East Somerset postcodes:
BS21, 22, 23, 24, 40, 48 and 49
The business should have its head office within the defined eligible area set out above. If this is not the case, the entry MUST demonstrate that the enterprise has local autonomy over business planning, marketing, HR and budget within the eligible areas listed above.
If you are unsure if you qualify, please get in touch.
Tim Walker, Partner at Clarke Willmott.
Tim Walker joined Clarke Willmott in 1978 and is a senior Partner in the Commercial Property team, specialising in Development. He is pleased to have been a judge for the Charity of the Year award since Clarke Willmott became a recurring sponsor of the category in 2013.
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