Application Process

This is your opportunity to shout about the great fundraising initiatives you have done this past year. Your application should bring your campaign to life, highlighting what a difference it has made to your organisation and the sector.

What information is needed?

Within each application, you will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Name /organisation / email / telephone number of nominator
  • Relationship to and details of nominated person / organisation
  • Charity nominated
  • Campaign / team / person nominated
  • 150 word submission summary
  • Full details of entry
  • Supporting image

Please note: If shortlisted, your submission summary and supporting image will be used on the National Fundraising Awards website, publication and associated materials. 

Key Dates:

28 January 2020     Applications Open

13 March 2020        Applications Close 

20 April 2020          Shortlist Announcement

06 July 2020           Awards Ceremony

What should your entry include?:

Entrants will be asked to provide a series of written answers, against criteria specific to the category you are entering. There is a limit of 3000 characters (aproximately 500 words) for each question. 

All fields are mandatory and should there be any answers left blank, the application will not be considered by the judging panel.

General rules and criteria

  • Entries are open to all charities working within the UK. All campaigns must have been carried out in the UK. Third parties may enter on behalf of a charity or fundraising individual, but permission must have been sought from the nominated party
  • All entries must relate to fundraising activity or campaigns which took place between 1st January 2019 and 31st December 2019
  • All submissions must be made online by 17:00 on Friday 13 March 2020. Late entries will not be accepted and deadline extensions will not be granted under any circumstances
  • Organisations may submit multiple entries for each category, however separate campaigns must be submitted as separate entries
  • By entering, you agree to the publication of any information or data included in the entry by the event organisers. By submitting this entry, it is accepted that all data is accurate and that you have sought permission for the information to be made public
  • Withdrawals will only be accepted in the event that information within the application is inaccurate or misleading
  • You must inform us immediately if you realise that you have submitted incorrect information
  • The judges reserve the right to re-allocate entries that (in their view) are entered in an incorrect category
  • Entries will only be judged on the basis of the information provided in the submitted material. It cannot be assumed that the judges have prior knowledge of the submitted work or campaign and external sources e.g. websites will not be accessed as part of the judging process
  • The judges’ decision is final
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