We are thrilled to announce the shortlist for our photography challenge! After careful consideration, our judges have selected 11 amazing charities whose impactful work is beautifully captured through the lens.
Stay tuned for the big reveal on Monday, July 31st, when we will announce the winners and showcase all of their stunning photographs. Each image tells a powerful story and highlights the incredible efforts of these organizations to make a positive difference in the world.
We are grateful to all the charities who participated in this challenge and shared their inspiring work. Your dedication and passion for creating change is truly commendable.
Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit
CRRU is a marine conservation charity dedicated to the study, conservation and understanding of UK whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) in northeast Scotland through scientific research, environmental education and the provision of a voluntary veterinary rescue service for marine wildlife in distress. This photo shows the CRRU team with a humpback whale.
Christian Blind Mission (CBM) UK
People living in poverty with disability are the world’s poorest people. CBM UK transform the lives of people with disability, their families and communities in the poorest places of the world. The photo shows a woman who received sight-restoring cataract surgery during a surgical outreach camp in rural Nepal organised by CBM together with its local partner NNJS.
Their goal is a sustainable future for the oceans, where manta rays and their relatives thrive in healthy, diverse marine ecosystems. This photo shows Maldives community members being taken out on the Manta Trust research boat to see manta rays for the first time!
Power for the People
A not-for-profit organisation, campaigning for the UK to rapidly transition to 100% clean energy and for this to benefit local communities. The photos shows the women of Osupukiai, in Narok County, Kenya, accessing clean plentiful water thanks to funds raised through Green Match 2021. Prior to drilling and installing a solarised borehole, women had to walk up to 10km a day in search of water, which often caused outbreaks of illness. Water has been a catalyst for development with the Osupukiai community: now the women have time to engage in other activities and Power for the people are working with them on livelihoods, sustainable agriculture and sanitation.
Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI)
A national charity supporting the Armed Forces, people with disabilities and people who are unemployed. They improve lives every day by inspiring those they help and supporting them to find work and lead independent lives. Photo shows amputee veteran at work in social enterprise.
Safe Passage International
Every year thousands of unaccompanied child refugees arrive in Europe in search of safety. They find themselves stuck in squalid camps or sleeping rough on city streets unaware of their legal right to travel safely through Europe. Photo shows Habib (17), who was separated from his family as they fled Afghanistan last year. He ended up alone in Europe but has had no word or update from his family since. With help, he applied to join his uncle who lives in the UK with his wife and children. These moments of relief, love, family and humanity are hope in the dark for our work with refugees.
Work focuses on ensuring that people with deafblindness are able to access education, healthcare and the means to earn a living, so that they can thrive and live life to their full potential. Photos shows a little girl, Angel, sitting in a wooden desk chair with a person behind her in a white shirt. She is smiling at a tablet provided by Sense International’s Inclusive Education project in Tanzania.
A thriving community with a shared passion for UK woodlands. They believe in the environmental, social, economic and cultural benefits of bringing woodlands & people together. Photo shows woodland and nature based activities.
Space for Giants
Has a mission to help protect Africa’s remaining natural ecosystems and the large wild animals they contain, while bringing major social and economic value to local communities and national governments. Photo shows the positive impact of Space for Giants’ Human Elephant Co-existence program in action.
Harpenden Spotlight on Africa
Pursues sustainable and long-term development to help transform the lives of some of the poorest people in Africa. Photo shows Sylvia who was attacked and left for dead by her husband, Spotlight on Africa is helping her rebuild her life. She has started planting lemon trees for her family and to sell at the local markets.
Veterans at Ease
A leading Military Mental Health Charity, committed to helping Veterans, Reservists, Serving Military Personnel and their families deal with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other combat stress-related issues. They help anyone who feels they need our support whether they have been diagnosed with PTSD or not.