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Business Charity Awards

With corporate social responsibility now a fundamental business objective, UK businesses large and small are looking for new ways to engage employees and advocate for community issues through mutually beneficial charity partnerships.

The Business Charity Awards, brought to you by Third Sector, provide the perfect platform to reflect on your efforts, share best practise and reward your achievements within the community. In partnership with the London Benchmarking Group, the Awards bring together a network of innovative organisations and professionals to recognise and reward new standards of excellence and lead the way for other organisations to follow.

23 categories welcome submissions from any UK business across all industries who are involved in schemes which benefit charities or the voluntary sector. We also encourage entries from charities made on behalf of their corporate partner, recognising the great work they are doing.

Winners of the 2018 Business Charity Awards were showcased at the annual black tie event on Wednesday 23 May at the Marriott Grosvenor Square. Winners are also featured online at detailing their projects and providing examples of best practice for the wider community.






Covering INNOVATION, PARTNERSHIPS and TALENT, the 23 categories open for entry this year provide a range of opportunities to reflect on your achievements from the past twelve months. To begin your entry, DOWNLOAD our comprehensive ENTRY KIT detailing everything you need to know to complete your entry. 


Challenge event of the year
Employee engagement initiative of the year
Marketing initiative of the year
Project of the year


Automotive & transport
Consumer goods/food & beverage
Fashion & retail
Financial services
Health, beauty and pharmaceuticals
Media & Entertainment
Professional services
Property & construction
Sport, travel & leisure
Telecoms & technology
Utilities & services

Small businesses
Community impact *Sponsored by Nationwide
Consortium award
Corporate foundation


Business of the year
CSR team of the year *Sponsored by CAN
Outstanding employee

Entry Requirements:

1. The Business Charity Awards are open to all UK based companies of all sizes and across all industries.Charities may enter on behalf of their corporate partners. Joint entries from companies and their corporate foundations will also be accepted for their work with charity partners. 

2. The eligibility period for submissions should reflect highlights and achievements from the past twelve months. Entries can cover multiple years but the focus should be on the last year. Entries may be resubmitted in subsequent years if it can be proved that substantial developments/improvements have taken place. 

3. Within each entry, you will be asked to answer the following series of questions:

– Entry title / project name
– Company or organisation name
– Name of charity partner
– Charity partners cause area
– 200 word executive summary

4. The word limit for your written submission is 1,000 words plus a 200 word executive summary.

5. Each category has a specific set of questions to be answered within the entry system. You then have the opportunity to provide the ‘colour’ to your entry within support material and images uploaded separately.

6. As part of your entry, you are required to upload a minimum of one high res JPEG or EPS image to represent your entry. Should your entry be shortlisted, this image will be displayed on the Business Charity Awards website along with your 200 word executive summary.

Entry Fees


Corporate rate: £465
Charity rate : £365

Entries will be accepted until Thursday 15 February. A late entry fee of £80/entry will apply to all entries submitted after midnight 1 February.


As part of our partnership with the London Benchmarking Group, all LBG members are entitled to a 25% discount off all their entries. For details, please email


The Business Charity Awards are judged by an independent and respectable panel of CSR professionals, from both corporate businesses and charities. The Awards bring together a combination of industry experts and past winners to review each entry.



Clodagh Connolly


Senior Manager

Abigail Brady


Corporate Sustainability



The winners of the 2018 the Business Charity Awards will be announced at the annual black tie event attended by leading CSR professionals and industry partners. Third Sector are pleased to announced the Awards will be moving to the London Marriott Grosvenor Square on Wednesday 23 May 2018.

The evening will bring together senior charity and leading CSR professionals and industry partners to celebrate and honour the great work being done across the sector. All shortlisted organisations are expected to be represented by at least 2 members of the team. Secure your place early to avoid disappointment. 

Click here to book now.

All Tickets Include:

  • Sparkling wine drinks reception
  • Three-course meal
  • 1/2 bottle of wine per person
  • Excellent networking opportunities
  • Evening entertainment


Early Bird Price – valid until 18 April Standard Price – from 18 April
Individual ticket: £320 + VAT Individual ticket: £350 + VAT
Half table of 5: £1475 + VAT Half table of 5: £1625 + VAT
Table of 10: £2950 + VAT Table of 10: £3250 + VAT


Premium Packages:

Silver Table of 10 £3500 + VAT* Gold Table of 10 £3950 + VAT*

Table positioned at front of room
Branded table centre
Upgraded wine (1/2 bottle per person)
Group photo
Early access to drinks reception

Table positioned at front of room
Branded table centre
Upgraded wine (1/2 bottle per person)
x2 Bottles of champagne
Exclusive cheese & port 4th course
Group photo
Early access to drinks reception

Limited availability – first come, first serve


6.30pm – VIP Drinks Reception
6.45pm – Drinks Reception
7.30pm – Dinner & Awards presentation
10.30pm – Post-awards networking (approx.)
12.30am – Carriages

Dress Code: Black Tie


To book accommodation at discounted rates please click here. Use the event code: bca



Winners 2018

Winners 2017

Winners 2016

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General Enquiries

Sarah Fournier
Events Manager
T: 020 8267 4433  

Freya Spath
Events Coordinator
T: 020 8267 4153

Sponsorship Opportunities

James Butters
Sales Director
T: 020 8267 8290