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GDA up for Charity Governance Award

GDA up for prestigious charity award
Gloucestershire-based charity Gloucestershire Deaf Association (GDA) has been shortlisted for the UK-wide Charity Governance Awards 2016 it was announced today. It is in the running for the ‘Managaing Turnaround’ award and the prize of a £5,000 unrestricted grant. GDA is one of 18 charities from across the UK that complete the full shortlist.
GDA joins a shortlist of charities representing a diverse range of subject areas including marine conservation, youth work, medical care and support, disability services, heritage and culture, and more. A 14-strong judging panel shortlisted the entries and will select a winner in each of the six categories. The winners will be announced at the official awards ceremony, with VIP guest speaker, the BBC broadcaster Edward Stourton, in London on 12 May 2016.
Jenny Hopkins, Chief Exective of GDA said “We are absolutely delighted to have been recognised in this year’s Charity Governance Awards.

Michael Howell, Chair of the Trusteeship Committee at the award organisers The Clothworkers’ Company, said, “Congratulations to our shortlisted entrants – selecting six winners from such a strong field will be tough, and we most certainly have a very inspiring group of charities through to the finals. Our aim in sponsoring these awards is to shine a bright light on great governance. What this reveals is that governance looks different wherever you look – there is no ‘one size fits all’.

“We hope these awards will become an established stage of the journey towards better governance within the charity sector. And I can confirm that we shall be inviting a new round of entries to our 2017 Awards in October this year – when we look forward to receiving yet more impressive examples of excellent governance.”

The Charity Governance Awards are organised by The Clothworkers’ Company – a City Livery company that supports trusteeship initiatives – in partnership with not-for-profit consultancy NPC (New Philanthropy Capital), volunteer matching charity Reach, and recruitment specialists Prospectus.

The 14-strong judging panel boasts a wealth of experience in charity governance and the voluntary sector. The judges include Dawn Austwick (Chief Executive, Big Lottery Fund), Stephen Greene (CEO and co-founder, RockCorps), Sara Llewellin (Chief Executive, Barrow Cadbury Trust), Dan Corry (Chief Executive, New Philanthropy Capital) and Janet Thorne (CEO, Reach volunteering) among many other notable names.

For more details visit www.charitygovernanceawards.co.uk/2016. You can follow the awards on Twitter using hashtag #charitygov16.

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