Steve Morgan Foundation 2024 awards

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Congratulations to the Steve Morgan Foundation 2024 Awards Finalists

Well done to all the charities that have been shortlisted as finalists in the Steve Morgan Foundation 2024 Awards.

The Awards celebrate the fantastic work of the organisations and people within our family of charities, recognising the valuable contribution they make towards changing lives for good.

This year, prize money of more than £100,000 will be awarded for outstanding service delivery and commitment across eight award categories. The winning charity of each award will receive £10,000 with £2,000 for the two other finalists in each category.

Charities that are currently receiving funding from the Steve Morgan Foundation were invited to enter the awards, and our Trustees have had the extremely difficult task of whittling down over 100 entries to just three finalists in each award category.

The Foundation’s founder and Chair of Trustees, Steve Morgan, commented:

“It was fantastic to read about all the amazing work that is being done for our communities within our family of charities and every entry we received was worthy of recognition. The standard of entries to this year’s awards has been extremely high and it was certainly no easy task to select the finalists. I look forward to congratulating our finalists in person next month at the awards presentation and celebrating all the fantastic achievements.”

The Steve Morgan Foundation 2024 Awards finalists:


Individual Awards 

Charity Leader of the Year  

Deryn Basnett, The Martin Gallier Project

Kim Steele, Pure Insight

Kathy Wright, Maggie’s, Wirral Centre


Volunteer of the Year 

Janet Heath, NEO Community

John Mcateer, Sean’s Place

Ben Meadows, Cerebral Palsy United FC


Young Volunteer of the Year (under 21) 

Rebecca Clark, Pure Insight

George Cole, Wirral Society of the Blind & Partially Sighted

Milly Holmes, CREDU


Community Impact Awards

Best small/medium charity or social enterprise (t/o less than £1m) 

Breckfield & North Everton Neighbourhood Council

CELLS Project

Imagine If Trust


Best large charity or social enterprise (t/o more than £1m) 
End Furniture Poverty

Everton in the Community

The First Step


Other awards 

Disruptor for good

Down Syndrome Cheshire

Everton in the Community

Open Door Charity


Partnership of the year

JDRF & Diabetes UK delivering ‘The Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge’ 

Koala Northwest delivering ‘Wirral Family Toolbox Alliance’ in partnership with – Shaftesbury Youth Club, WEB, Caritas, The Foundation Years Trust, Involve NW, and Ferries Family Groups

Right to Succeed delivering ‘Cradle to Career’ in partnership with over 100 organisations

In addition to the above finalists, there will also be a discretionary award given for Outstanding Contribution. The winner of this award will be personally selected by Steve Morgan from the entries received across all award categories.

The Steve Morgan Foundation 2024 Conference & Awards

Presentations of the awards will take place at our Conference and Awards celebration event at Carden Park Hotel, Cheshire on Monday 22nd April 2024.

The Steve Morgan Foundation Conference & Awards is a day for the charities and organisations we support and partner with. There will be a series of workshops hosted by some of our strategic partners and associate charities covering topics such as The Value of Community, Living Your Brand Values, Planning for Organisational Growth and Place-based Change, as well as inspirational keynote speeches.

We look forward to announcing the award winners and sharing their stories, along with photos of the event.

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