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 Charity Excellence Awards

The Charity Excellence Awards aspire to celebrate and honour excellence within the charity sector. The categories encompass the entire spectrum of individuals working in charities, from dedicated trustees and passionate fundraisers to invaluable finance team members and supportive corporate partners.

Thanks to our headline partner Ecclesiastical Insurance Ireland for their ongoing support of the Awards.

How to Enter

Nominating your charity for an award is a straightforward process. Here's how you can enter the Charity Excellence Awards: 

  1. Eligibility: The awards are open to any current member of Charities Institute Ireland. 
  2. Choose your Categories: You can enter as many categories as you like, submitting each entry separately via the online form. Click on the categories below to read the criteria. 
  3. Write your Main Entry: Your nomination will be judged on a supporting statement of no more than 1000 words. The statement should outline how the nominated organisation or person has demonstrated excellence, (where relevant) innovation, commitment and overall dedication to the sector. Please check individual categories for specific criteria. 
  4. Free to enter for members of the Charities Institute Ireland. If you are not a member, please visit 
  5. Submit your Nomination Online: Complete the online entry form and upload any other documents to the Awards email address— Please ensure you provide your contact details on the entry form so we can confirm receipt of your entry. Please note there is a size limit per email; we recommend using WeTransfer for large files. 
  6. Don't forget the Logo or Photo: A large, high-quality logo must be uploaded with each submission. If you're nominating an individual or team, please include a large, high-resolution photograph plus a logo. For a corporate partnership, please send the corporate logo.

After submitting your entry, you will receive a confirmation email. Soon after the awards close for entries, the shortlist will be announced, and an independent panel of expert judges will select the winners. The winners will be announced at the Charity Excellence Awards ceremony on 3 October 2024 at the Round Room at the Mansion House in Dublin.  

Entry Timeline 
26th March: Awards Entries Open 
13th June: Entries Close
1st August: Finalists Announced 
3rd October: Awards Gala Dinner Ceremony 

Why Enter? 
Don't miss out on the chance to shine and be recognized for your outstanding work in the charity sector! By entering the Charity Excellence Awards, you can: 

👉Amplify your impact: By winning an award, you can leverage recognition to amplify your message, raise awareness about your cause, and inspire others to join your mission, leading to a more significant impact. 
👉Reward employees and motivate your team
: Recognise your team members' hard work and dedication, boost morale, and inspire them to achieve even greater heights. 
👉Attract talent
: Highlight your organisation's success and impact to attract top talent, passionate volunteers, and potential donors who want to be part of a winning team.
👉Celebrate your achievements
: Take the time to reflect on your organisation's accomplishments, celebrate your successes, and share your story with others in the sector.
👉Increase visibility
: Gain widespread exposure and generate positive publicity through our extensive media coverage and promotional activities, reaching a broad audience of potential donors and supporters.
👉Network and connect
: Join a community of like-minded organisations, build valuable relationships, and exchange ideas and best practices with other award nominees and winners.
👉Create lasting memories
: The Charity Excellence Awards ceremony on 3 October 2024 at the Round Room at the Mansion House in Dublin promises to be a night to remember. Book a table and be part of this unforgettable event.

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to showcase your charity's excellence and be recognised for your hard work and dedication. Enter the Charity Excellence Awards now and put the spotlight on your achievements! 




A Writer's Guide to Crafting Engaging Charity Award Submissions

Click below to watch this dynamic webinar where we explore the art of crafting compelling Charity Excellence Award submissions. Our goal is to equip you with the skills to engage readers through clear and captivating communication.

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