Awards News

Weston Charity Awards 2015 – 2016 Overall Winners Announced

Over the last year, twelve charities from across the North of England have had access to volunteer coaching and mentoring from the country’s top business executives through the Weston Charity Awards which are run in partnership with Pilotlight. Please click here to find out who the winners are.

Weston Charity Award Holders 2016 – 2017 Cohort

We are delighted to announce the sixteen charities working in the areas of youth, welfare and community that have been selected for awards this year.  The winners are:

  • Apex Charitable Trust – supports former offenders into employment, training, education and voluntary work across Merseyside.
  • Disability Action Yorkshire – Harrogate-based charity providing services that help disabled people live life the way they want to.
  • Falcon Support Services – works with those that are homeless, at risk of homelessness or vulnerable within Leicestershire, providing supported accommodation and community projects to help them live independently and positively contribute to their communities.
  • Hope Support Services – provides support for young people when a close family member is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, locally in Herefordshire & Gloucestershire and nationally via its Hope Online portal.
  • Key Changes – Unlocking Women’s Potential – is a gender-specific organisation designed to support and tackle social barriers for women who have experienced the criminal justice system and those at risk of offending in South Yorkshire.
  • LD:NorthEast – supports people with learning disabilities and their carers across North Tyneside and Newcastle.
  • Malvern Special Families – provides safe, stimulation and fun social opportunities to children and young people with disabilities in South Worcestershire.
  • Project 6 – works to reduce harm caused by substance abuse for individuals and their families in Keighley and Airedale, West Yorkshire.
  • SAFE – Greater Manchester-based charity working to prevent human trafficking by educating those at risk and the industries where trafficked people are exploited.
  • Sight Advice South Lakes – supports blind and partially sighted people across Cumbria to maintain their independence.
  • SELFA (Skipton Extended Learning For All) – supports vulnerable, disadvantaged and disabled children to improve self-confidence, self-esteem and develop positive attitudes to learning.
  • Sport 4 Life UK – works with unemployed and socially excluded young people in Birmingham to improve their employability and life skills.
  • Staffordshire Women’s Aid – supports women and children living with, escaping or recovering from the impacts of domestic and sexual violence.
  • The Wellspring Stockport – frontline resource centre for homeless and disadvantaged people in Stockport, open 365 days a year.
  • Women Acting in Today’s Society – provides services to women in Birmingham, including ex-offenders and those who have experienced domestic abuse.
  • Zest – Health for Life – addresses health inequalities and social isolation of people living in disadvantaged areas of Yorkshire, predominantly East Leeds and Rotherham.