Last night, the 15th annual Centre for Social Justice Awards took place in central London. The event seeks to honour the very best grassroots charities tackling poverty across the UK.
School-Home Support had been nominated and shortlisted in the Education Award – so Chief Executive, Jaine Stannard, Head of Family Intervention, Maggie Mitchell, and Communications Manager, Amy Grant, attended the ceremony to connect with other charities and changemakers ….and of course, to find out which organisations won!
We are delighted to announce we came in second place, receiving a very special commendation to highlight just how close the contest was!
The judges said they loved the value SHS places on the whole family when it comes to ensuring every child can thrive and achieve in education. They also emphasised that the work our frontline practitioners do truly is remarkable. The work we do really does cover every department of the Centre for Social Justice think tank, so to receive this recognition is high praise indeed.
Having narrowly missed out on first prize, the CSJ judges were kind enough to give us valuable feedback (at the end of last year) which we’ve reflected on with purpose. To this end, we’ve been working hard to give our impact results as much depth as possible – see our latest Impact Report to view the progress we’ve made. We’ve also focused on our scalability – something which can be difficult without long-term funding in the current climate. Thanks to innovative fundraising and partnerships, we have extended our reach outside of London this year, supporting even more children and families in deprived areas such as Bradford and Blackpool. We have more exciting developments in the future and hope to be recognised by the CSJ Awards again next year.
Of course, our congratulations go out to the winners, West London Zone, who do incredible work with young people in schools across 3 square miles around the Harrow Road. We are proud to have provided key supervision to the organisation in their first year and it’s great to see how far the collective impact charity has come.
Thanks to the CSJ Awards for a fantastic night celebrating the best of the best in small charities.