Smallwood Trust shortlisted for the Charity Awards 2022

We are delighted to announce that the Smallwood Trust has made the shortlist for this year’s Charity Awards.

The Smallwood Trust has been shortlisted in the Grantmaking and Funding category for its Community Grant Partnership programme, a strategic initiative to help us shift power for grant decision-making to local community organisations, the majority of which are led by and for women.

Our Community Grant Partners each receive a block grant from Smallwood including overhead costs, an operational toolkit and evaluation support to the partner organisation who then award grants to individual women integrated with their specialist support services.

The Charity Awards is the sector’s most highly-regarded excellence recognition scheme. All 30 shortlisted charities this year have been judged by an independent panel of sector leaders as having demonstrated best practice in leadership and management, from which other organisations can learn.

Matthew Nolan, chief executive of Civil Society Media, which organises the Charity Awards, congratulated Smallwood Trust on making the highly-coveted shortlist. He said: “The breadth and quality of the work being done by charities across the UK continues to astonish. Smallwood Trust should be very proud to have made the shortlist.

“For 22 years the Charity Awards have been identifying and celebrating the fantastic work that UK charities do. Our rigorous judging process highlights those charities with the most innovative ideas and the most effective approaches to delivering real change.

“All the nominees on this year’s shortlist are examples of large and small charities who are truly leaders in their field. I wish Smallwood Trust the very best of luck on the night.”

Paul Carbury, CEO of the Smallwood Trust, said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted for our Community Grant Partnership programme which supports local organisations tackle gendered poverty by distributing grants to individual women for essential needs. This enables them to avert crisis and overcome financial shocks, which is especially important during the cost of living crisis.”

To read more about some of our Community Grant Partners, read our articles on:
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