Improving Impact - Charity Governance Awards

  • 10 April 2017

Step by Step shortlisted for Improving Impact in UK Charity Governance Awards 2017

Following the release of our Social Return on Investment Report, we've been shortlisted for the UK-wide Charity Governance Awards 2017. We're in the running for the Improving Impact award and the prize of a £5,000 unrestricted grant. We are one of 21 charities from across the UK that complete the full shortlist, one of three in our category.

We're privileged to join a shortlist of charities representing a diverse range of subject areas including homelessness, LGBTQ, prisoners, medical care and support, disability services, the arts, and more. A 20-strong judging panel shortlisted the entries and will select a winner in each of the seven categories. The winners will be announced at the official awards reception in London on 24 May 2017, with former cabinet minister Sir Vince Cable delivering a keynote speech.

Jamie Neil, Chair of the Board at Step by Step said, "Following the recent release of our Social Return on Investment Report, I am delighted to have the impact of our work with young people recognised in this way. We return £5.60 in social value for every £1 invested in our work, an outcome of which we are rightfully proud."

Michael Howell, Chair of the Trusteeship Committee at the award organisers The Clothworkers' Company, said, "Congratulations to all of the shortlisted candidates - they provide the third sector with sterling examples of what can be achieved with excellent governance.

"The recent report by the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities recommended that charities focus on trustee skills, board diversity and the use of digital technology on their trustee boards; so we are delighted to select and showcase some brilliant examples of charities tackling these very issues."

The Charity Governance Awards are organised by The Clothworkers' Company - a City Livery company that supports trusteeship initiatives - in partnership with not-for-profit consultancy NPC (New Philanthropy Capital), volunteer matching charity Reach, and recruitment specialists Prospectus.

For more details visit You can follow the awards on Twitter using hashtag #charitygov17.

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