Hand in Hand shortlisted for Charity Awards

19 May 2017

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Hand in Hand International’s target-smashing project with CARE International in Rwanda has been shortlisted for the 2017 Charity Awards, one of three finalists to advance in the International aid and development category.

The programme, which concluded in 2016, created 115,000 jobs versus a target of 80,000 and increased members’ incomes by an average of 75 percent, finishing 22 percent under budget.

Event organisers’ Civil Society Media announced the shortlist last week, selected by an independent panel of charity leaders for demonstrating “outstanding best practice” to other organisations in the sector.

“The standard of entries this year was incredible, and the charities we shortlist remain a constant inspiration to all of us,” said Juliet Chislett, chief executive of Civil Society Media. “Our rigorous judging process singles out those charities with the most innovative ideas and the most inspirational approaches to delivering maximum impact.”

Now in their 18th year, the Charity Awards are the UK’s biggest, longest-running and best-known event of their kind. Winners will be announced on 8 June at a gala held in the grounds of the Tower of London and hosted by BBC presenter Louise Minchin.

For a full shortlist, click here.