On Friday 19th May, Charity Clarity held their annual Charity Awards in London. CEO Jasmina Haynes was in attendance representing Integrity Action, as well as seeing what lessons Integrity Action could gather from the winners.
Charity Clarity rates charities on a number of categories allowing donors to see how effectively their money could be spent. At the moment there are 500 charities on their database. Organisations are ranked on issues that include good governance, financial reporting, and cost ratio. Their aims are broadly aligned with that of Integrity Action. We aim to install a sense of Integrity at a community level and to ensure that there is effectiveness in the development sector at the project delivery level. Clarity Charity and its awards look to ensure there is effectiveness and Integrity at the organisational level.
On the night of the awards there were eight categories and winners:
Charity of the Year: Anxiety UK for their support towards anxiety and anxiety-based depression
Start-up of the Year: One Kind Act for their work in Africa to tackle poverty
Most Enterprising: South Asian dance charity Akademi for their innovative approach to nurturing dance
Social Impact Award: Graham Layton Trust for their commitment to curing blindness in Pakistan
Excellence in CSR: Nationwide Building Society
International Humanitarian Award: Actress Jacqueline Fernandez for her work with Habitat for Humanity, an international charity fighting poverty
Integrity Action would like to offer a huge congratulations to all of the winners and those nominated. We were honoured to be invited to this event, and hope in the future to be on the list of winners!