Scottish Charity Awards 2018 finalists revealed

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The Scottish Charity Awards 2017 winners

The top organisations and individuals in Scotland's third sector have been named, with the awards taking place next month

4th May 2018 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

The finalists for the Scottish Charity Awards 2018 have been revealed.

A total of 40 of the finest individuals and organisations from Scotland’s third sector have been named on the shortlist for the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisation’s (SCVO’s) annual event.

There are six nominees for the Scottish Charity of the Year title: Calum’s Cabin, Blood Bikes Scotland Emergency Volunteer Service, Team Jak Foundation, East Ayrshire Carers Centre, 3D Drumchapel and Scottish Women’s Aid.

The awards will be handed out at gala event hosted by television presenter and Playlist for Life supporter Sally Magnusson in Edinburgh on 14 June.

The evening will begin with a red carpet welcome for guests, a drinks reception followed by a three course dinner, with 500 people set to attend.

Anna Fowlie said she is looking forward to here first awards as chief executive of SCVO.

She said: “We know there is fantastic work going on in our communities thanks to third sector organisations, from national charities to local volunteer groups, and the awards are a great way of celebrating and recognising those involved.

“As always, the calibre of this year’s finalists highlights not only their creativity, tenacity and innovation, but also the diverse variety of charitable work across the country.”

Both local and national charities are represented throughout the shortlist, with six nominees for the Pioneering Project Award and five for Celebrating Communities.

David Duke, of Street Soccer Scotland; Nicola Welsh, SANDS Lothian; Ewan Aitken, Cyrenians; and Jay Hogarty, Chest Heart, & Stroke Scotland, will vie for the Leading Light Award.

All the finalists are also in the running for the People's Choice Award, which gives the public a chance to vote for their favourite. Voting is open now and runs until 18 May.

A full list of finals and voting for the People’s Choice Award are available now on the Scottish Charity Awards website.