The 2017-18 Kent Charity Awards are now open for entries!

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4th Annual Kent Charity Awards are now officially open!

Entries to the highly-acclaimed Kent Charity Awards are now open! Entering their fourth year, we are delighted to announced that charities and voluntary groups, both large and small from across the county can submit their entries and gain much deserved recognition for the incredible work they do.The awards, won in 2017 by Kenward Trust, a remarkable charity providing
 alcohol and substance
 misuse and addiction
 rehabilitation and 
recovery services 
for men and woman
a cross Kent and
 East Sussex, showcase and reward the hard work and perseverance of charities/voluntary groups and their staff, all striving to make the lives of others better.

The awards, won in 2017 by Kenward Trust, a remarkable charity providing
 alcohol and substance
 misuse and addiction
 rehabilitation and 
recovery services 
for men and woman
a cross Kent and
 East Sussex, showcase and reward the hard work and perseverance of charities/voluntary groups and their staff, all striving to make the lives of others better.

Chairman of Judges, Susan Robinson from Kreston Reeves said, “The Kent Charity Awards reflect the hard work and dedication of the charity staff and volunteers operating in Kent and Medway. In a time of increasing negativity in the press and greater demand for services, this is a great time to step back and celebrate the incredible achievements that  have been made in the past twelve months and say well done and thank you. The Judges and award sponsors look forward to receiving your entries”.

Entering the Awards is a great way for good causes to gain exposure, increase stakeholder funding and can also be great for staff morale. In an area where people often work tirelessly to help make the lives of others better, receiving extra recognition can really make a difference and be a tremendous boost.

In 2017-18 the Award categories are:

Animal and Environment Charity of the Year
Care Charity of the Year
Voluntary Charity of the Year
Children’s Charity of the Year
Supporting Services Charity of the Year
Community Charity of the Year
Outstanding Contribution to Kent
Trustee of the Year
Volunteer of the Year

On winning the 2016 Kent Charity Awards, David Philpott, Chief Executive of Kenward Trust said, “To have been nominated for the Care Award was encouragement enough, but in our wildest dreams, we never imagined that we would become not just the Care Award winners but also overall winners at the Kent Charity Awards 2017.

What stood out to us most on the evening of the awards was how many smaller, less well known charities had been nominated and Kenward’s triumph is proof, if proof were needed, that no matter how obscure or unpopular your cause and how small your turnover, if you are doing something right, the judges will see it and reward those deserving of recognition”.  For us, the award has been a gamechanger and I would not hesitate in encouraging anyone running a charity in Kent to submit an application”.

Nominate a Trustee or Volunteer

If you know a Trustee or Volunteer that you think deserve to be recognised for their constant hard work and dedication for the organisation they are involved with, them please nominate them into our Trustee or Volunteer of the Year categories.

The awards are free to enter and we aim to profile all entries in the KM Media Group newspapers across the whole region. Deadline for entries is 27 October 2017 and the judges will then choose the finalists to attend a glittering Gala Awards evening to be held in March 2018 at a prestigious venue in Kent.

The 2017-18 Sponsors

The Kent Charity Awards are sponsored by: The KM Media Group, Kreston Reeves Furley Page, Kent County Council, Medway Council, MidKent College, Diggerland, CC Works and Southeastern.

Last year’s finalists and winners can be viewed here

Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding the awards.