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FIS Small Charity Big Impact Awards: Deadline 28 February

The winners of the 2018 Small Charity Impact Awards are:

  • Charity with an annual turnover under £50,000 – Two Pennies Money Advice
  • Charity with an annual turnover between £50,001 – £150,000 – The Listening Place
  • Charity with an annual turnover between £150,001 – £250,000 – The Children’s Sleep Charity
  • Charity with an annual turnover between £250,001 – £500,000 – Sue Lambert Trust
  • Charity with an annual turnover between £500,001 – £1.5million – Teach A Man To Fish.

Applications close on 28 February 2019.

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Charity Awards 2019 open for applications



The Charity Awards is Civil Society Media’s annual awards programme held to identify, recognise and reward those organisations doing exceptional work in all areas of charitable activity.

Awards are given out in 10 categories below and an overall winner is chosen from the winners of each category.

The 2019 Charity Awards will culminate in a  gala dinner at The Pavilion, in the grounds of the Tower of London, on Wednesday 5 June.

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VODA’s AGM and Awards Presentation 2018






Our Annual General Meeting and awards presentation took place on Wednesday 28 November at YMCA North Tyneside.

As well as a presentation of VODA’s latest annual report and accounts, the event featured keynote speaker Kirsten Edmondson, discuss digital transformation and what it means for the third sector.

Two local businesses – TSG and Turncoach – were presented with their Community Friendly Business Awards by Ian Dodds, who coordinates VODA’s Sector Connector project, and VODA’s main awards were presented by special guest, Chairman of North Tyneside Council, Cllr Tommy Mulvenna. Read more about our award winners here.

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What does VODA mean to you?

During the networking lunch, we asked attendees to write three words or sentences describing ‘what VODA means to you?’ We are delighted to share the submissions below and intend to build on this exercise in to next year, in celebration of a special anniversary for VODA…

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