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All We Can shortlisted for the Charity Awards 2019
All We Can 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.
All We Can has been shortlisted in the Grantmaking and Funding Category for its relational and partner-led approach to partnership with local organisations around the world.
The Charity Awards is the sector’s most highly-regarded excellence recognition scheme. All 28 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.
All We Can is a faith-based, international development and humanitarian relief charity working alongside some of the world’s poorest communities. It’s ‘Walking Together in Partnership’ approach is a move away from some of the traditional models of grant-making between the global north and global south and focuses on a more relational way of working. All We Can works in an open and inclusive way with trusted local organisations around the world and believes, because they know their contexts well, that they are best placed to create the change needed in the communities they work in. All We Can supports these organisations to form their own vision and strategy for transformation, helps them develop organisational capacity, and this in turn means life-changing support for people living in poverty. A focus on long term partnership and capacity development ensures that these organisations will be in a position to respond to local needs in a sustainable way and over time will outgrow the support from All We Can. However, because at the heart of these partnerships there is a focus on relationship, even when the partnership ends these local organisations remain part of All We Can’s network.
The ten category winners, plus the recipients of the Overall Award for Excellence and the Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement, will be announced at a black-tie dinner on 5 June, held in the grounds of the Tower of London.
The evening will be hosted by the Rev Richard Coles, 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.
Matthew Nolan, chief executive of Civil Society Media, which organises the Charity Awards, congratulated All We Can on making the highly-coveted shortlist. He said:
“Once again we received a record number of entries to the Charity Awards, and the breadth and quality of the work being done by charities across the sector continues to astonish. All We Can should be very proud to have made the shortlist.
“For 20 years the Charity Awards have been identifying and celebrating the fantastic work that UK charities do. Our rigorous judging process highlights those charities with the most innovative ideas and the most effective approaches to delivering real change.
“All the nominees on this year’s shortlist are examples of large and small charities who are truly leaders in their field. I wish All We Can the very best of luck on the night.”
Graeme Hodge, All We Can’s CEO, said:
“It is an enormous encouragement to be recognised by Charity Awards amongst this group of great organisations & peers. More than this, however, we are thrilled that an objective group of experts has examined our approach to partnership in international development and has recognised something of the transformational impact we have seen on local organisations and communities around the world.. All We Can is committed to seeing every person’s potential achieved, and it is wonderful to have our work acknowledged in this way.”
Sir John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) comments:
“As a long-term sponsor of the Charity Awards, we at the Charities Aid Foundation are proud to be associated with the premier national event that celebrates and showcases the best of what British charities do year in year out.
“Strong leadership, innovation, service excellence and a commitment to transparency; all of the shortlisted charities live these values, and it’s only right they receive recognition for their amazing work. Long may this continue and best of luck to these remarkable charities, who all make this country a better place.”