Application forms

There are eight Scottish Charity Awards categories – charity of the year, charity champion, demonstrating digital, pioneering project, terrific trustee, leading light, celebrating communities, and cracking campaign – with the winners to be decided by a panel of judges and announced at a glittering awards ceremony on Friday 12 June at the EICC in Edinburgh.

All finalists will then be entered into the running for the People’s Choice Award (sponsored by Charities Aid Foundation), giving members of the public a chance to vote for their favourite finalist to win.

Take a look at the categories below, and apply before 5pm on 26 March 2020!

Celebrating communities

Working on a shoestring budget doesn’t mean you can’t deliver a big change. All across Scotland, small voluntary groups and grassroots organisations do extraordinary work with local communities and communities of interest. This is a chance to celebrate their amazing work.
Download the celebrating communities 2020 application form

Charity champion

Inspiring individuals help transform our society every day. If you know an exceptional and influential person who demonstrates outstanding dedication to a charity or cause, then they could be the Charity champion 2020.
Download the charity champion 2020 application form

Charity of the year

Simply the best, better than all the rest? We’re looking for charities and other third sector organisations that have had a record breaking year over the last 12 months.Has your organisation stepped up a gear? Have you reached significant goals, celebrated outstanding achievements and taken an innovative approach? If so this award is for you.
Download the charity of the year 2020 application form

Cracking campaign

Campaigning is at the heart of Scotland’s third sector – transforming attitudes, raising funds, changing laws and raising awareness of important issues. Has your campaign finished with a bang this year or achieved a significant milestone? Did you deliver a unique, exciting and effective campaign? If so, this award is for you.
Download the cracking campaign 2020 application form

Demonstrating digital

The digital revolution has already happened. New technology and the internet have changed the way we live our lives. We’re looking for organisations who have adapted and evolved to maximise these opportunities.
Download the demonstrating digital 2020 application form

Leading light

Scottish charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations are full of inspiring individuals and leaders who help transform our society day in and day out. If you know an exceptional and influential person who demonstrates outstanding dedication to a charity or cause, then they could be named the Leading light of 2020.
Download the leading light 2020 application form

Pioneering project

Creative project work is the life blood of Scotland’s third sector. With innovative ideas and plenty of enthusiasm, it is possible to make a significant impact from a project or partnership. If you’re delivering a service or a project that is making a big difference to a community, then this is the award for you.
Download the pioneering project 2020 application form

Terrific trustee

There are thousands of inspiring individuals who make a huge contribution to transforming our society by sitting on charity boards. If you know an exceptional and influential trustee who demonstrates outstanding dedication to a charity or cause, then they could be named Terrific trustee 2020.
Download the terrific trustee 2020 application form

Closing date for applications is 5pm 26 March 2020

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There are still sponsorship opportunities available at this year’s awards – find out more in our Scottish Charity Awards sponsorship brochure (PDF).

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