Awards 2024:

Nominations are now closed!

Nominations are now closed

We are looking for those who have made change happen most effectively, creatively, and courageously.  

What they should all have in common is the determination to secure a specific change that will make things better – whether for a group of people, a local neighbourhood or for every single one of us.


The nominee must be:

• A UK resident
• Working on a campaign based in the UK
• Be over the age of 18
• Be involved with a campaign that fits within one of our categories
• Be campaigning on an issue that affects a wider community, not just one individual
• Not involved in a campaign that is discriminatory, unethical, or hateful.
• The campaign or work being nominated should have come to fruition, or most of it taken place, in 2023.

You don’t have to be part of a registered charity to be nominated or to win an Award. 

What do we mean when we say campaigning?

We define campaigning as any activity designed to create social change, whether to policy, law, attitudes, or behaviours. A campaign could be aimed at righting a wrong, protecting an asset, upholding a right, or holding a body to account.

Award categories

Review the categories below to decide what is the best fit for your nomination idea and then nominate accordingly. Please note that multiple entries for the same nominee will not increase the chance of winning in one or more categories.

Long Term Achievement Award

An Award recognising the work and contribution of an exceptional individual who has campaigned over a long period of time.

Creative Change-makers Award

This award recognises where creative interventions such as visual arts, design and performance have contributed to social change.

In association with University of the Arts London

Best Use of Law

Celebrating a campaign that has successfully used the law to drive change – whether using existing legislation to leverage rights and protections, or using strategic litigation to strengthen existing or create new legislation.

Amplifying Voices

This award recognises campaigns either led by or that give voice and profile to those groups who are least heard.

Best Community Campaign

This award celebrates a successful campaign that involves a community coming together, leading to systemic change that benefits all or part of the community. Importantly, this work is about change – not directly delivering a service (e.g. a foodbank) or raising money.

David & Goliath

This Award is all about the little guys. It celebrates individuals or small campaign groups that take on much bigger organisations and challenge vested power.

Sponsored by Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust, in memory of Lord David Shutt.

	Sponsored by Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust

Seek to bring about significant changes in the political system, making it more accountable, democratic, and transparent and to rebalance power for the well-being of society.

Young Campaigner Award

This award celebrates campaigns instigated, delivered, or led by a person or people between the ages of 18 and 25.

Sponsored by The Blagrave Trust

Blagrave is a collaborative funder that works to bring lasting change to the lives of young people investing in them as powerful forces for change and acting upon their right to be heard in pursuit of a fair and just society.

Campaigner of the Year

This award celebrates an outstanding campaigner, change-maker, agitator or disruptor who has worked effectively, creatively, and courageously, whether locally or nationally, over the past year.

Sponsored by the Tenacious Awards, supported by Changing Ideas, the philanthropic foundation of David Graham, and managed by Philanthropy Matters.

The Tenacious Awards support campaigners with true tenacity, working to right injustice.


Campaign of the Year

This award celebrates the outstanding campaign of the past year – not just because of what they won, but also how they won it.

Heatherwick Studio is dedicated to making the physical world around us better for everyone. They are the instigators of the Humanise campaign, a 10 year global initiative that confronts the social and public health issues caused by boring soulless buildings, inspiring the public to demand better.

Heatherwick Studio

Best Consumer Campaign

To recognise campaigns that successfully challenge poor or unfair consumer practice, or that successfully promote or strengthen consumer rights and protection.

Sponsored by Which?


A charity that offers free consumer advice and campaigns for fairer practices.

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