Celebrating the best campaigns and campaigners

2023 Awards Winners and Runners-up

In 2023, we celebrated the best campaigns and change-makers. Check out our fantastic category winners and runners up.

Watch highlights from the Awards ceremony 2023 here.


Long-term Achievement Award

Sarah Burrows

“I can think of few people I’ve encountered in my 18 years as an MP who deserve recognition as much as Sarah… She founded Children Heard and Seen after encountering children affected by parental imprisonment in her job as a social worker and, realising that there was little to no support for them, decided to do something about it…The impact CH&S has had is down to Sarah’s vision and commitment, and it needs to be replicated across the country.” – Kerry McCarthy MP


Best Coalition or Collaboration

This award recognises campaigns led by multiple partners in ways which are creative, respectful, and genuinely collaborative.

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.

Sponsored by Law for Change Fund

Law for Change logo

Law For Change Fund supports legal actions which can achieve significant reform of the law, policy, or practice thereby contributing to lasting social change.

Amplifying Voices

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

Sponsored by John Ellerman Foundation

Sponsored by John Ellerman Foundation

An independent grant making foundation supporting charities that make a difference to people, society, and the natural world.

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.

Sponsored by Lloyds Bank Foundation

Sponsored by Lloyds Bank Foundation

An independent charitable trust funded by the profits of Lloyds Banking Group that partner with small and local charities that are helping people overcome complex social issues such as mental health, homelessness, and domestic abuse.

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 Changing Ideas

Changing Ideas supports scalable ideas that address social injustice and human rights, and we back causes and charities that can impact the lives of the most vulnerable within society.


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.

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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