The Guardian Charity Awards are open and accepting entries for 2014. The Awards, which have been running for the last 22 years, aim to show the excellent work of small to medium-sized charities within the UK.
Any UK social welfare charity that can demonstrate excellence and achievement in what they do may apply as long as they have been registered in the UK for more than two years and have an annual income of between £5,000 and £1.5 million.
The Guardian’s Public Services Editor, David Brindle, explains what the Guardian means by UK social welfare charities:
“The short answer is any eligible registered charity that helps people in Britain and/or Northern Ireland. It can be nationwide or just at community level. It can have a strong environmental theme, or involve animals, but the key thing is that it must deliver clear benefit to people – adults or children – who are disadvantaged by poverty or disability or are marginalised in some other way. If you’re not sure if you qualify, don’t hesitate to ask.”