Charity workers across Scotland are dusting off their dresses and turning out their tuxes ready for one of the sector’s biggest events. This year’s Scottish Charity Awards features 44 finalist organisations and individuals, ranging from Dundee International Women’s Centre to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Up for the coveted Charity of the Year category are the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Young Enterprise Scotland, Drake Music Scotland, Maggie’s, the Scottish Cot Death Trust and Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.
The 2019 Charity Champion finalists are Eleanor Moffat from Breast Cancer Now & Breast Cancer Care, Shona MacKenzie from Macmillan Cancer Support, Robin Barr from Music in Hospitals and Care Scotland, and Support in Mind Scotland’s Laura Reid.
Other awards up for grabs include Cracking Campaign, Charity Champion, Pioneering Project, Leading Light, Celebrating Communities, Terrific Trustee and the People’s Choice Award. There’s also the Demonstrating Digital prize, featuring state of the art work like ENABLE Scotland’s assisted travel app and RNIB’s Online Today project, which helped nearly 10,000 blind and partially sighted people get online.
If you want to get involved and help your favourite organisation get the recognition it deserves, vote in the People’s Choice Award.
All the finalists
Charity of the Year
Drake Music Scotland
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA)
Scottish Cot Death Trust
Young Enterprise Scotland
Maggie’s – Maggie’s Penguin Parade
British Heart Foundation Scotland – Nation of Lifesavers
Marie Curie and MND Scotland – Social Security in Scotland – a fair definition of ‘terminal illness’
Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) – Right Here, Right Now
(MAEDT) – I’m Back Caring – Clean the River
Carr Gomm – Team Carr Gomm
Mayfield and Easthouses Development Trust
Breast Cancer Now & Breast Cancer Care – Eleanor Moffat
Macmillan Cancer Support – Shona MacKenzie
Music in Hospitals & Care Scotland – Robin Barr
Support in Mind Scotland – Laura Reid
The Unforgotten Forces consortium – Unforgotten Forces
Deafblind Scotland – Connect to Support Programme
Give a Dog a Bone… and an animal a home – Companionship in the Community
Intercultural Youth Scotland – Equality, equity and Justice!
Ecologia Youth Trust – Growing2gether
Move On – Family Food Service
Royal Blind – Morag Francis
Dundee International Women’s Centre – Fatima Ramzan
Big Hearts Community Trust – Craig Wilson
Mental Health Foundation – Toni Giugliano
The Super Power Agency
Harlawhill Day Care Centre
I Am Me Scotland
Give a Dog a Bone… and an animal a home
The Attic SCIO
• Scottish Refugee Council – Liz Leonard
• Who Cares? Scotland – Megan Sutherland
• Blood Bikes Scotland – John Baxter
• Scouts Scotland – Moray Macdonald
• Seamab – Julian Reeves
• Big Hearts Community Trust – Pamela Scott
• Scottish Book Trust – Bookbug App
• Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
• Alzheimer Scotland
• Inclusive Skating
• Children’s University Scotland
• ENABLE Scotland