The Brain Charity shortlisted for The Charity Governance Awards 2018
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Update, 24th May 2018: We are delighted to announce that The Brain Charity won the Managing Turnaround Award at this year's Charity Governance Awards in London.

The Brain Charity has been shortlisted for the UK-wide Charity Governance Awards 2018 it was announced this week. We are in the running for the Managing Turnaround award and the prize of a £5,000 unrestricted grant. The Brain Charity is one of 20 charities from across the UK that complete the full shortlist.

The Brain Charity joins a shortlist of charities representing a diverse range of activities which include mental health care, family support, overseas aid, community sports programmes, and post-natal care. A 20-strong judging panel have shortlisted the entries and will select a winner in each of the seven categories. The winners will be announced at the official awards reception at the historic Clothworkers Hall in London on 24th May 2018.

Nanette Mellor, CEO, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be shortlisted for such an important award & to be offered the opportunity to share our experiences of working to improve our charity.”

The Awards are organised by The Clothworkers’ Company. Michael Howell, Chair of their Trusteeship Committee, said, “Congratulations to all these successful shortlisted candidates. Once again, our nominees prove that there is exceptional work going on behind the scenes in the third sector. The Charity Governance Awards are now in their third year and it is fantastic to see both a higher number of entries overall, and a higher entry standard for those who have reached this shortlist.

“Raising the bar in charity governance is the ambition of these awards. We should all learn lessons and be inspired by these nominees. We are also delighted to recognise talented, innovative and hard-working trustees and their colleagues – staff and volunteers.”

The Clothworkers’ Company – a City of London Livery company that supports trusteeship initiatives – is partnered with not-for-profit consultancy NPC (New Philanthropy Capital), volunteer matching charity Reach, and recruitment specialists Prospectus. 

The 20-strong judging panel boasts a wealth of experience in charity governance and the voluntary sector. The judges include Michele Acton (CEO, Fight for Sight), Dawn Austwick (CEO, Big Lottery Fund), Tony Cohen (Chair, Barnardo’s), Vicki Hearn (Director, Nominet Trust), Vinay Nair (Co-founder, Lightful), Dan Corry (CEO, New Philanthropy Capital), Janet Thorne (CEO, Reach volunteering) and David Gold (CEO, Prospectus) and many other notable names. (See www.charitygovernanceawards.co.uk/judges for a full list of judges).

For more information visit www.charitygovernanceawards.co.uk. You can follow the awards on Twitter using #charitygov18. Winners will be announced on the website following the event.