SWGfL is delighted to announce that it has made the shortlist for this year’s Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector.
We have been shortlisted in the Education and Training category for our combined work throughout the past 22 years in supporting schools, professionals and individuals with staying safe online.
The Charity Awards, which announced its shortlist today (3 May), is the sector’s most highly-regarded excellence recognition scheme. All of the 30 shortlisted charities this year have been judged by an independent panel of sector leaders as having demonstrated best practice in leadership and management, from which other organisations can learn.
Our inclusion in this year's shortlist reflects on how online safety is becoming a much needed priority, as well as how our work has tackled prevalent issues within that area.
The Awards Night
The 10 category winners, plus the recipients of the Overall Award for Excellence and the Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement, will be announced on the 7th June.
The evening will be hosted by broadcaster and commentator Ayesha Hazarika, who will be joined on the night by a host of celebrities, representatives of the shortlisted charities, as well as leaders from Britain’s best known and best loved charities.
David Wright (CEO of SWGfL) said:
‘We at SWGfL are delighted to hear we’ve been announced as a Charity Award finalist. For over 20 years we’ve seen the online safety landscape evolve and through new developments and innovations, we’ve had the honour of working to ensure that everyone can benefit from technology free from harm. From safer internet connections, helpline support services, educational toolkits and training materials, SWGfL will continue to develop and support individuals with staying safe online.’
Matthew Nolan, chief executive of Civil Society Media, which organises the Charity Awards, congratulated SWGfL on making the highly-coveted shortlist. He said:
“The external environment in which the sector is operating has seldom been more challenging, yet charities continue to inspire us with their imagination, ambition and professionalism.
“Everything that we do at Civil Society Media aims to help charities be more effective, and for the last 22 years the Charity Awards has highlighted and honoured the sector’s great work. All the charities on this year’s shortlist have scored highly against our six Hallmarks of Excellence, and ought to be immensely proud of their achievements.
“I wish SWGfL the very best of luck on the night.”