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Winning charities

The following are each of the winners from our past meetings. Congratulations to all our winning charities!

Your combined donations average over $25,000 per meeting. It’s hard to believe we’ve now had 23 meetings in total and raised over $615,525.00+ for local charities! The power of 100+ Women!

Please note that the total value of donation may be higher than the listed amounts due to late member donations coming in after cheque presentation.

Winning Charities

September 28, 2020

Winning Charity: Victoria Women’s Transition House

March 4, 2020

Winning Charity: Firefighters Burn Fund Victoria

December 9, 2019

The winning charity was Big Brothers and Big Sisters Of Victoria

September 23, 2019

The winning charity was BC Cancer Foundation- GBM Brain Cancer

June 6, 2019

The winning charity was Greater Victoria Eldercare Foundation.

March 4, 2019 – $30,000

The winning charity was Vancouver Island Counseling Centre for Immigrants and Refugees (VICCIR)

December 10, 2018 – $32,000

The winning charity for October 30, 2018 was Need 2 Suicide Prevention Education and Support

September 6, 2018 – $25,000 +

The winning charity for September 6, 2018 was Shelbourne Community Kitchen

June 6, 2018 – $25,000

The winning charity for June 6, 2018 meeting was Anawim House!

March 26, 2018 – $25,000

The winning charity for March 26, 2018 meeting was Broadmead Care / Nigel House.

100 Women Who Care Victoria is designed to make an immediate, direct, and positive effect on the lives of our neighbours by bringing together 100 women in Victoria who care about local community causes and who are committed to community service.

Seven charities win share of £35,000 in 2020 Charity Governance Awards

Seven charities have won a share of a £35,000 prize pot in the 2020 Charity Governance Awards.

This year’s Charity Governance Awards took place online last night (21 May), with the winner of each of the seven categories taking home a £5,000 unrestricted grant.

Public Interest Research Centre won the Board Diversity and Inclusivity award; Embracing Digital was won by upReach, Embracing Opportunity and Harnessing Risk by Muslim Women’s Network UK, and Managing Turnaround by Smallwood Trust.

Judges were impressed by Smallwood Trust (main image) board’s bold action, which included recruiting its first permanent CEO and more diverse trustees, and modernising the 130-year-old trust’s mission. From helping 384 beneficiaries in 2015, the charity is now on track to hit its target of supporting 10,000 financially vulnerable women by 2021. Its application success rate has also risen from just 1% (in 2016) to 70% (2019), with monthly hardship payments rising from £29K to nearly £60K.

There were also three Improving Impact Awards: for charities with 0-3, 4-25, and 26+ paid staff. These were won by Older Citizens Advocacy York, Sport 4 Life UK, and St Mary’s Hospice.

Judges admired the open, collaborative and continual learning approach of St Mary’s Hospice’s Living Well Centre, in the deprived area of Burrow-in-Furness. The hospice has developed partnerships with eleven local organisations to reach further into the community, with reports stating the centre helps improve well-being and connectedness for around 250 people every month.

Stories of all of the winning charities, and the shortlisted entrants, can be found on the Charity Governance Awards site.

Michael Jarvis, who chairs the Awards for organisers The Clothworkers’ Company, said:

“Every year we are hugely impressed by the commitment, creativity and ingenuity shown by charity boards and their trustees.

“Those exceptional skills and ideas have never been more needed than now, as we face the impact of the pandemic. Tonight’s winners, like so many in the charity sector, are at the forefront of providing support to those affected, and the wider economic situation will pose great challenges for most in the coming months. But sharing best practice and brilliant ideas has always aided the sector, so I hope that we can all weather this difficult time and emerge stronger through learning and collaboration.”

Seven charities have won a share of a £35,000 prize pot in the 2020 Charity Governance Awards. This year’s Charity Governance Awards took place online