Winifred Tumim Memorial Prize 2012
The Winifred Tumim Memorial Prize for Best Practice in Charity Governance has been established by NCVO in honour of the work done by Lady Winifred Tumim to improve the quality of charity governance. Lady Tumim was Chair of NCVO from 1996-2001 and during this time she worked tirelessly for the reform of charity law and strongly believed that charities should be driven by public benefit.
- 1st prize is £1000
- 2nd prize is a free place on one of NCVO's Governance training days
- 3rd prize is a copy of the Good Trustee Guide (or similar)
Charities will need to demonstrate, through the application process, how they have used Good Governance: a Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector (the Code) to improve their effectiveness and deliver greater public benefit.
- Entrants must be a charity based in England.
- Entries must cover work carried out during the period April 2011 – March 2012.
- Entries are welcomed from charities of any size and decisions will be made based on their achievements irrespective of the resources expended
How will entries be assessed?
The Steering Group for Good Governance: a Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector (the Code) will act as the judging panel, and as the Independent Chair of the Code Steering Group, Lindsay Driscoll will lead this work.
The Steering Group includes representatives from the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA), National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and Small Charities Coalition (SCC).
The Judges will assess all entries received and will use the Code as a framework for their decision making. A second edition of the Code was brought out in October 2010 which made the document more accessible to smaller organisations and sought to remove some of the duplication that was included in the first edition. It therefore doesn't matter which edition of the Code entrants have used in order to improve their Charity’s effectiveness.
Winners will be announced at the NCVO Trustee Conference drinks reception on Monday 12 November 2012.
How to enter
Applications are now closed for this year.
If you have any queries or would like a hardcopy of the form sent to you please call Amanda Rose on 020 7520 3153.
Last year's winners
Girlguiding Anglia, one of six regions of Girlguiding UK - the largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women in the UK - impressed judges of the 2011 Winifred Tumim Memorial Prize by talking about how it reassessed and restructured its forty year old constitution.
Lead volunteers and staff from the region attended a special reception at NCVO’s Trustee Conference in London to receive their prize of £1000.
The Judging Panel’s decisions will be final and neither the Panel nor NCVO will provide feedback to or enter into a dialogue with any unsuccessful entrant.
It is agreed that NCVO will publish descriptions and case studies of the winning entries. NCVO will however agree the content of any case studies or descriptions with the entrant before it is published.
Advice and support
- Funding and finance
- Coping with cuts
- Addressing needs
- Managing change
- Planning for the future
- Involving people
- Public Service Delivery
- Governance and leadership
- Compact Advocacy programme
- Campaigning and influencing policy
- Collaborative working
- ICT (information and communication technology)
- Climate change
- People, HR and employment