The Awards

We are delighted to share the shortlist for the first year of the Christmas Challenge Awards. The Awards have been launched to recognise the most successful charities in our annual match funding campaign. Charity applications were judged by a panel headed up by Sir Alec Reed CBE (founder of the Big Give) and the shortlists are now ready to be announced. The calibre of entries was incredibly high and selecting the winners has been a difficult process.

Awards have been allocated across 11 different categories: 1st prize, 2nd prize, 3rd prize, small charity (under £1 million annual income), newcomer, UK project, international project, children’s project (sponsored by The Childhood Trust), arts & culture; best supporter engagement and best creative marketing.

The Criteria

Charities were all judged against the following criteria:

The Shortlist

Thank you to all the charities that applied and huge congratulations to the following shortlisted charities. The 11 winners will be announced on 13th February.