Have your say on leadership and strategic planning in the charity sector

The Garfield Weston Foundation and Pilotlight, who together run the Weston Charity Awards, are inviting Chairs and senior leaders of charities to answer a five minute, anonymous questionnaire which will help them gauge and respond to attitudes in the sector towards leadership development and strategic planning.

As a small incentive, a donor has provided a £50 John Lewis voucher which will be won by one person picked at random from those who choose to enter. Entries close on Monday 23rd October.

Please take the questionnaire here.

The survey may also get participants thinking about their current leadership priorities and challenges and help to consider whether their charity could benefit from applying to the Weston Charity Awards. At the above link there is also the option to sign up for an email reminder service providing further information when the application process goes live.

The Weston Charity Awards celebrate and support great front-line charities working in the fields of Youth, Welfare and Community. They initially launched in the North East of England in 2014, but have since expanded to the whole of the North of England, the Midlands and, in 2018, they'll be offering the awards to charities in Wales. Up to 20 winners will each receive this fantastic package of benefits:

  • A fully funded year on the Pilotlight Programme where directors from charities are matched with teams of senior business people for a facilitated programme of mentoring and strategic coaching support to plan for sustainability, development and growth.
  • Revenue funding of £6,500 to support the charity to make the most of the Pilotlight experience.
  • Access to the advice and support of the Garfield Weston Foundation and Pilotlight for any specific needs or issues the charity might have.

Applications will open on 1st December for up to 20 charities with incomes under £5 million.

Visit www.westoncharityawards.org to find out more.