Comunity Foundation for Calderdale is shortlisted for the Fundraising Team of the Year, after raising and distributing in excess of £20,000,000 over the past 25 years in Calderdale, including £3,000,000 to flood victims after the Boxing Day flood.
Steve Duncan CEO of the Foundation said: “We are honoured to have been nominated for the award in recognition of the work we have undertaken over the past 25 years, everything we do at the Foundation is because we are passionate about Calderdale and the people who live here, so to be nominated for such a prestigious award for doing what we love is fantastic.”
He continued “We believe in thinking differently, we want to eradicate inequality and provide fairer life chances to everyone in Calderdale, irrespective of race, gender, financial position or disability.
We do this by annually conducting in-depth research across ten core themes; we identify areas of concern and prioritise them for funding. We work with our individual donors and business supporters to fund meaningful, sustainable and vital change across Calderdale.
We identify and support charitable organisations that can make a real and lasting difference in challenge the status quo across all 17 Wards in Calderdale.
He concluded by saying “We shine a light on difficult and at times devastating areas of inequality and act as a catalyst for change, it’s what drive my committed team to keep going stay dedicated and to make a difference with the work they all do, I am proud to say they are my team, they deserve the nomination.”
The Charity Times Awards continue to be the pre-eminent celebration of best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit sector. Now in their 17th year, the awards are run by Charity Times Magazine – the leading title for UK non-profit professionals. This year’s winners will be announced at the Charity Times Awards Gala Dinner & Ceremony on 28 September 2016 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London. The event was attended by over six hundred guests in 2015 and this year is set to be bigger and better than ever.