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Scotland's Charity Awards' finalists revealed

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This year's shortlist includes 32 groups and individuals all vying for a gong

Scotland’s Charity Awards finalists have been announced - as the ceremony celebrates the achievements of the country’s top achieving and most loved voluntary groups, their workers and volunteers.

Run annually by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), this year’s shortlist includes 32 individuals and organisations from charities and voluntary groups across the country.

A judging panel will determine the winners across nine categories while members of the public can have their say by voting for their favourite entry in the People’s Choice Award by visiting before 5pm on Wednesday 24 May 2023.

Anna Fowlie, chief executive, SCVO said: “The Scottish Charity Awards are a fabulous opportunity to celebrate the exceptional individuals and groups within our vibrant sector.

“This year’s record-breaking number of nominations underlines the strength of Scotland’s voluntary sector, and the crucial work that we see from charities and voluntary organisations across the country.

"The hard work and dedication of people and organisations like these 32 finalists are making Scotland a better place to live and work.

“There is still a chance to have your own voice heard by voting in the People’s Choice Award. Don’t be late – participate.”

Winners will be announced on 23 June 2023 in a celebratory awards ceremony hosted by broadcaster Sally Magnusson at the Sheraton Hotel, Edinburgh.

The finalists are:

Campaign of the year

  • Feniks - Shed Your Armour, Show the Scars
  • Brain Health Scotland     - My Amazing Brain
  • Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity - Jack's Wee Snowman with the Big Heart
  • Western Isles Violence Against Women Partnership - Safer Outer Hebrides

Volunteer of the year

  • Andrii Zhehestovskyi - Libraries & Information Services Dundee
  • Garry Duthie - Camphill School Aberdeen            
  • Gordon Harkin - Cancer Support Scotland

Pioneering project

  • Quarriers
  • SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health)
  • Capability Scotland
  • Cycling Without Age Scotland

Employee of the year

  • Man On! Inverclyde - Peter Canevale
  • Children's Hospices Across Scotland - Charlie Leavy
  • Beatson Cancer Charity - Paul Sheerin

Community Action

  • Fresh Start Scotland
  • Golden Friendships
  • Maryhill Integration Network

Climate Conscious

  • YouthLink Scotland
  • Edinburgh Science
  • Climate Action Strathaven

Trustee of the year

  • Disability Snowsport UK - Carmel Teusner
  • Amma Birth Companions - Vongayi Mufara
  • Glasgow East Alcohol Awareness Project - John Strange
  • RSABI - David Leggat MBE

Digital Citizens

  • Simon Community Scotland
  • Scottish Union of Supported Employment
  • North East Sensory Services (NESS)

Charity of the year

  • Team Jak Foundation
  • Maslow's Community
  • Diversified
  • Community Food Initiatives North East


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