Benefits of the Awards:

  • The honour of being the best of the best in the fundraising sector
  • A top accolade for all the hard work you and your team put into excelling and playing a leading part in putting fundraising at the heart of your organisation
  • Free to enter
  • Unique opportunity to receive sector wide recognition
  • Winners will be announced at a national celebration event

Love thy team - affectionate words from one of our judges, Jenni Anderson 

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How to apply:

The Awards are free to enter and are open to charities of all sizes in the UK. Applications are open from 24 January to 23 March 2018 .

A prestigious awards ceremony to celebrate shortlisted organisations and individuals will take place on Monday 2 July 2018.

Find out more about applying and get top tips on creating that winning entry 


Submission process:

Who can enter?

  • 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 applications must be submitted online by 17:00 (GMT) on Friday 23 March 2018.

Please note: late entries will not be accepted and deadline extensions will not be granted under any circumstances

Key dates

24 January 2018      Applications open

23 March 2018         Applications close

23 April 2018            Shortlist announcement

2 July 2018               Awards ceremony 


The Awards Ceremony:

The National Fundraising Awards 2018 ceremony will take place in The Brewery, London. The Brewery is a stunning, historic venue, centrally located in zone 1, a five-minute walk from the Barbican and less than ten minutes from Liverpool Street, Moorgate and Barbican Underground stations. 

Date:              Monday 2 July 2018

Time:              18:00 – 01:00

Venue:            The Brewery, 52 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4SD

Dress code:    Lounge suits

Howard Lake, judging panel chair, explains why you should enter this year's Awards: