Benefits of winning the Sheffield Chamber Charity of the Year

  • Business Awards donation from fundraising on the evening
  • Free branding on screen at the Business Awards at suitable points throughout the evening
  • 2 free tickets to the Presidents Annual Dinner in 2017
  • Presentation to the Members Council
  • A display stand at 4 selected events throughout 2016 (exclusions apply)
  • Corporate branding in Chamber literature and stationery when renewed
  • A dedicated point of contact within the Chamber
  • Fundraising collection at the Presidents Annual Dinner in 2017

Please note:

A Charity must be a fully paid up member of Sheffield Chamber in order to apply for our Charity of the Year. By being chosen as Charity of the Year, the charity must agree to continue their Sheffield Chamber membership for a further two years once the Charity of the Year term has ended.

Expectations of the winner:

  • Sheffield Chamber logo to feature on front page of the winners website with a link to the Shefifeld Chamber website.
  • Attendance at Sheffield Chamber of Commerce events to promote the Charity
  • Tweets and re-tweets to ensure continuation of message
  • Regular communication with Account Manager
  • Suggestions of events or fundraising activities the Chamber can support either through promotion, attendance, fundraising, or team participation.
  • Notification of events the Chamber can attend (where appropriate) to promote Chamber benefits alongside the Charity of the Year. 

How to Apply

The Chamber appoints a Charity of the Year, from its Charity members. To apply to become Charity of the Year, please see here. All applications will be judged and a shortlist of charities will be chosen. These will be judged in line with the other Business Award categories. Once the shortlisted charities have presented to the panel the winning charity will be announced at the Sheffield Business Awards on the 1st December and commence a 12 month period as nominated Charity of the Year.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The Partnership is a mutually beneficial agreement, and one which if utilised will be advantageous for both parties.
  2. The Charity and the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce agree to work together for the implementation of the Project during the period 1st January 2017 to 31 December 2017 in accordance with the terms set out in this partnership agreement.
  3. From the entries, Charities will be shortlisted and invited to present to a panel of judges during the week commencing 10th October 2016.
  4. To enter this competition you must have:
    (a) A registered Charity number
    (b) Be a member of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce
  5. A Charity must be a fully paid up member of Sheffield Chamber in order to apply for our Charity of the Year. By being chosen as Charity of the Year, the charity must agree to continue their Sheffield Chamber membership for a further two years once the Charity of the Year term has ended.
  6. Only one entry per Charity, in English.
  7. No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are lost or delayed, or which are not received for any reason. Please make sure you receive an acknowledgement of your application being received.
  8. If you are shortlisted you will be notified via email. The judges' decision is final and the Chamber will not enter into any discussion or correspondence concerning the results.
  9. Supporting material cannot be accepted.
  10. Judges may choose to visit a charity to assist with their decision. This will be prior written agreement, and we would ask that all applicants do their best to accommodate a visit should it be deemed necessary.
  11. By entering the competition the winner agrees to participate in such promotional activity and material as Sheffield Chamber of Commerce may require.
  12. The prize is not transferable to another Charity, and has no cash value.
  13. Incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified.
  14. The shortlisting of an application does not include any complimentary places at the Sheffield Business Awards. All shortlisted Charities are expected to purchase at least 1 ticket to ensure their attendance at the event.