THE BERKSHIRE Community Foundation (BCF) has announced that it has made the shortlist for this year’s Charity Awards.

The awards are the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme within the charity sector and BCF has been shortlisted in two categories including the Grantmaking and Funding Category.

Their Community Liaison Role delivered by Teri Kearsey, supports the voluntary sector in Berkshire to improve access to funding.

Matthew Nolan, chief executive of Civil Society Media, which organises the Charity Awards, congratulated Berkshire Community Foundation on making the shortlist.

He said: “Once again we received a record number of entries to the Charity Awards, and the breadth and quality of the work being done by charities across the sector continues to astonish.

"The Berkshire Community Foundation should be very proud to have made the shortlist.”

The Charity Awards identify and celebrate the work that charities do and those with the most innovative ideas.

Mr Nolan added: “For 20 years the Charity Awards have been identifying and celebrating the fantastic work that UK charities do.

"Our rigorous judging process highlights those charities with the most innovative ideas and the most effective approaches to delivering real change.

“All the nominees on this year’s shortlist are examples of large and small charities who are truly leaders in their field. I wish the Berkshire Community Foundation the very best of luck on the night.”

The BCF has been recognised for its work including giving many groups access to funding and training over 300 Berkshire groups and advising them on applying for funding.

The ten category winners, the Overall Award for Excellence and the Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement will be announced at a black-tie dinner on Wednesday, June 5 in the grounds of the Tower of London.

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