Welcome to the
Charity Impact Awards 2021

The Charity Impact Awards return for their fifth year in 2021, celebrating the work of charities, community groups and voluntary organisations that have changed Ireland for the better. 

The past eighteen months has shown Ireland the irreplaceable role that charities, social enterprises, and community and voluntary groups play in society. They provide a vast range of services, supports, and opportunities to our communities, and have been a lifeline for many during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Our awards recognise these achievements, shining a light on the crucial work done by those who are often too busy making a difference to tell the world about it.

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Charity Impact Awards!

Lifeline Domestic Violence Service (Small Organisations)

Leave No Trace Ireland (Medium Organisations)

The Irish Cancer Society (Large Organisations)

Marion Briggs, Friends of the Earth (Trustee of the Year)

My Mind (Social Enterprise of the Year)

Impact Award

Celebrating positive outcomes in communities across Ireland.

Social Enterprise Award

Recognising nonprofit business innovation in communities across Ireland.

Trustee of the Year Award

Recognising trustees who have gone above the call of duty.

Community Hero Award

Celebrating a lifetime of local commitment
and positive action.

Mary Redmond Award

Honouring an individual or group who has contributed in an exceptional way to their community.

Celebrating positive impact

The Charity Impact Awards were established in 2017 to celebrate the positive contribution of Ireland’s charities, community and voluntary organisations and social enterprises.

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promoting best practice in the sector
Promoting best practice

The awards also promote best practice, accountability and transparency by highlighting the stories of organisations and individuals who have made a positive impact in communities across Ireland.

Connecting with the public

The Charity Impact Awards help build a crucial bridge between the Irish community and voluntary sector and the wider public, promoting the very best of Irish society overall.

connect with the public at large!

Key Dates for 2021

6 September 2021

Opening for Entries (9am)

11 October 2021 (extended)

Closing to Entries (5pm)

13 October 2021

Public voting opens

3 November 2021

Public voting closes (5pm)

8 November 2021

Shortlist announced

7 December 2021

Charity Impact Awards Night!

Meet Some of Our 2020 Charity Impact Award Winners

You can also read about our 2020 winners here.