We just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone that entered this year’s Kent Charity Awards and also your patience in having to re-submit your entry with the additonal Covid-19 questions. We have also received many great nominations into our Trustee and Volunteer of the Year categories, so thanks again to everyone who took the time to nominate a deserving hero into these two categories.
What happens next?
Our judges will meet in May to decide the finalists who will be invited to an awards ceremony, which we hope will take place at the end of August – venue to be confirmed. This year’s entries and nominations have been to an incredibly high standard and we are bowled over by the amount of amazing charities, volunteers and trustees we have in Kent. The judges certainly have a tough job on their hands choosing the 2021 finalists!
The judging process
As soon as the judges have chosen the finalists we will be in contact and arrange a convenient tiime for our judges to chat with you further. These interviews will be held via Zoom and we will hope to commence these on Monday 7th June. In an ideal world we would come and visit each charity in person, as we have done in previous years, but with many Covid 19 restrictions still in place we feel that it is safer for everyone if these interviews are carried out virtually.
Susan Robinson (Head Judge) – Kreston Reeves
Alison Allington, CC Works
Sherene Garvin-Mack – Diggerland
Christopher Eriksson-Lee – Brachers
Keeley Russell – Amey
Amanda Reeves – Financial Advice & Services
If you are not chosen as a finalist
The most difficult job in organising any ‘business or charity awards’ is when you have to let an organisation know that they weren’t successful in making the finals. We have been organising the Kent Charity Awards for 6 years and it never gets any easier. We know you will be disappointed but please don’t feel that this is a rejection or critism of the great work you are doing as a charity, volunteer or as a trustee.
Good luck everyone!