The awards were founded in Gloucestershire in 2014 and now have a presence in Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and now North Yorkshire. They hope to have awards in every county across the UK in time.
In 2018 they launched a campaign called ‘Support A Local Charity’, asking local businesses to choose and support a local charity. It has become apparent to them that smaller charities, although desperately needing funds and support, often do not have the time, administration staff or experience to seek out corporate sponsors or enter awards. ‘Support A Local Charity’ aims to introduce North Yorkshire businesses to North Yorkshire charities who may be able to work together, offering not necessarily financial support but also skills sharing and mentoring.
Examples of how to ‘Support A Local Charity’ include:
Supporting a charity does not have to be about climbing mountains and raising money, it can also be about providing more practical support. You can view the support CCS are pleased to offer on the North Yorkshire Local Business Charity Awards website here.