Run annually by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the Scottish Charity Awards celebrate the best of Scotland’s voluntary sector.
This year’s shortlist includes 44 individuals and organisations from charities and voluntary groups across the country. While a judging panel will determine the winners under nine distinct categories, members of the public can have their say by voting for their favourite overall entry in the People’s Choice Award – by visiting scvo.scot/vote - before 5pm on Friday 20 May 2022.
covid:aid, a charity based in Scotland and operating across the UK, has been recognised as a finalist in the Charity of the Year category and is also up for the People’s Choice Awards. They are encouraging all people who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and experiencing its ongoing impacts to vote for them.
Michael MacLennan, founder and CEO of covid:aid said: “We have achieved a tremendous amount in a short space of time to support all those significantly affected by Covid-19. We are absolutely delighted to receive this recognition of our services from the Scottish Charity Awards.
“Within a year of launching, we have provided guidance to over 100,000 people across the UK through our website as well as one-on-one support, partnering with leading health and social care organisations and providing short courses, Q&A webinars and informational podcasts free to our members. With restrictions eased and attention moving elsewhere, we are now more reliant than ever on the public’s generosity to keep our charity going. We hope that being shortlisted for the Charity of the Year award will work as a powerful reminder of the need for ongoing Covid support.”
Following two years of restrictions and online ceremonies, the 2022 Scottish Charity Awards winners will be announced on 15 June at a glittering awards ceremony hosted by BBC’s Sally Magnusson at Glasgow's Crowne Plaza hotel.
Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive of SCVO, said: “The Scottish Charity Awards are a unique opportunity to celebrate the fantastic work of charities, community organisations and social enterprises across Scotland. The entries this year are as fabulous as ever and the 44 finalists come in all shapes and sizes. Every one of them is making a huge difference - they make Scotland a better place to live and I'm very much looking forward to meeting them in June. This is your chance to vote for your favourite in the People's Choice Award, so please offer your support.”
To cast your vote for covid:aid in the People’s Choice Award click to follow this link. Or, view the full list of finalists via the SCVO website.