Welcome to the
Charity Impact Awards

The Charity Impact Awards are taking a break in 2022. We’ll be back again in 2023 to celebrate Ireland’s charities, community groups, and social enterprises.

Still want to celebrate your impact? Reach out to the We Act campaign at info@weact.ie and submit a story.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 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.

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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.