Shortlists revealed for Steve Morgan Foundation Awards

The shortlists have been revealed for the Steve Morgan Foundation 20th Anniversary Awards.

A record 337 entries were received with charities from across Cheshire, Merseyside and North Wales all vying for a share of £170,000 prize money.

After lots of discussion the first raft of shortlists have been unveiled and the public will be able to vote online for their favourites throughout the month of December via this link https://www.tfaforms.com/4816743

The organisers were so impressed by the submissions they’ve added a new category – Disability Champion – meaning there are nine awards the public can vote on. They are:

 

  1. Best Entrepreneurial Charity with turnover above £250k
  2. Best Entrepreneurial Charity with turnover below £250k
  3. Greatest Local Impact with turnover above £250k
  4. Greatest Local Impact with turnover below £250k
  5. Changing Young Lives with turnover above £250k
  6. Changing Young Lives with turnover below £250k
  7. Best Volunteer Team with turnover above £250k
  8. Best Volunteer Team with turnover below £250k
  9. Disability Champion

 

Discretionary awards will also be given out in recognition of the Outstanding Individual Contribution and Volunteer of the Year.

The public vote will account for 20% of the overall decision-making process. The vote will close on December 31st and it’s one voting entry per person registered.

When the online voting is completed trustees of the Steve Morgan Foundation will carry out two rounds of judging. The first round will reduce it to five finalists and the second will decide the winner and two runners-up in each category.

The winners and runners-up will be announced at the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Conference and Awards at Carden Park Hotel on March 28th, 2022.  The conference will include workshops.

Jane Harris, Director of Regional Grants at the Steve Morgan Foundation, said: “We had a record number of entries so just to get to the first shortlist stage was a challenge.

“We know charities have had a tough time throughout the pandemic and we really want their amazing achievements to be recognised. The public votes will go a long way to choosing the winners.”

The shortlists are as follows:

 

 

  1. Best Entrepreneurial Charity or Social Enterprise – Above £250,000
    • Crest Co-operative
    • Derwen College Charity
    • Homebaked Cooperative Bakery
    • Imagine If Trust
    • Open Door Charity
    • Positive Futures Liverpool
    • Rape and Sexual Abuse (RASA) Centre Ltd
    • Safe Regeneration Ltd
    • Shaftesbury Youth Club
    • The Big Help Project
    • The Port Grocery
    • The Wishing Well

 

  1. Best Entrepreneurial Charity or Social Enterprise – Below £250,000
    • Apex Charitable Trust Ltd
    • Brighter Futures
    • Halton Speak Out
    • Kirkby Amateur Boxing Club
    • Pennysmart CIC
    • Bee Wirral CIC
    • Chester and District Federation of the Blind
    • KDCS Memory Lane
    • Mersey Youth Support Trust

  1. Charity or Social Enterprise making Greatest Local Impact – Above £250,000

 

  • Domestic Abuse Safety Unit North Wales
  • Fun 4 Kidz & L30 Community Centre
  • Listening Ear
  • Neo Community
  • Netherton Park Community Association
  • NY&CI
  • South Denbighshire Community Partnership
  • Leonard’s Youth & Community Centre
  • Target Football CIC
  • The Big Help Project
  • The Rainbow Foundation
  • The Wishing Well
  • Tomorrow’s Women Wirral

 

  1. Charity or Social Enterprise making Greatest Local Impact – Below £250,000

 

  • Bridge Community Centre
  • JourneyMEN
  • CELLS Project
  • Rotunda Inclusive Hub CIC
  • SEAS Sailability
  • Swanside Community Centre
  • Teardrops Supporting Your Community
  • The Martin Gallier Project
  • The Opening Doors Project
  • The Paul Lavelle Foundation
  • Torrington Drive Community Association
  • Vauxhall Community Law and Information Centre

 

  1. Charity or Social Enterprise Changing Young Lives – Above £250,000

 

  • Activate Community & Education Services
  • GISDA
  • Koala North West
  • Listening Ear
  • Passion for Learning CIO
  • Positive Futures Liverpool
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
  • South Cheshire CLASP
  • St Helens Carers Centre
  • Stick ‘n’ Step
  • The Joshua Tree
  • Venus Charity
  • WEB Merseyside
  • Wirral Youth Zone (The Hive)
  • Ykids Ltd

 

  1. Charity or Social Enterprise Changing Young Lives – Below £250,000

 

  • Active Hope Ltd
  • Cerebral Palsy United Football Club
  • Down Syndrome Cheshire
  • Moving Senses Positive Futures
  • SPACE
  • The Inclusion Network CIC
  • Thriving Spaces CIC
  • Walton Youth & Community Project
  • Your Space (Marches) LTD

 

  1. Charity or Social Enterprise with Best Volunteer Team – Above £250,000

 

  • CBI/Bradbury Fields Services for Blind and Partially Sighted People
  • Emmaus Merseyside
  • Home-Start Knowsley
  • Hospice of The Good Shepherd
  • Koala North West
  • Neo Community
  • Passion for Learning CIO
  • Tom Harrison House

 

  1. Charity or Social Enterprise with Best Volunteer Team – Below £250,000
    • Chester Pride
    • Incredible Edible Knowsley
    • Mid Cheshire Foodbank
    • Motherwell Cheshire
    • North East Wales Search & Rescue
    • Paper Cup Project
    • Sean’s Place

 

  1. Disability Champion

 

  1. All Together Now
  2. Beechley Stables RDA
  3. Cheshire Autism Practical Support Ltd
  4. Creating Adventures
  5. Down Syndrome Cheshire
  6. East Liverpool Riding for the Disabled (RDA)
  7. Happy Times Activities
  8. Neuro Therapy Centre (NTC)
  9. Stand North Wales CIC
  10. The Brain Charity

 

 

  1. Best Volunteer (no online vote)

 

  • Amy and Friends – Ben Hughes
  • Bradbury Fields – Margaret Guppy
  • Down Syndrome Cheshire – Gina Hulme
  • East Liverpool Riding for the Disabled – Holly Roscoe
  • Erlas Victorian Walled Garden – Ray Evans
  • Imagine If Trust – Alan and Linda Wilson
  • Neuro Therapy Centre (NTC) – Martin McCaskie
  • Rotunda Inclusive Hub CIC – Wendy Haycock
  • Safe Regeneration Ltd – Andrew Johnston
  • Swanside Community Centre – Irene Doyle
  • Teardrops Supporting Your Community – Katie Woolton
  • The Port Grocery CIC – Carol Haggart
  • Tom Harrison House – Paul Lawson
  • Walton Youth & Community Project – Libby Palombella

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