London Impact Awards

Welcome to the London Impact Awards: Powered by Women supported by Citi.

This year’s theme ‘Powered by Women’ aims to shine a spotlight on local women-led organisations and inspiring women leaders making a meaningful difference in their communities.

Women-led organisations and women leaders have always, and continue to, create lasting change and sustained impact in their local communities around a diverse and far-reaching range of issues. We want to celebrate these women and their contribution to the lives of those they support. The London Impact Awards will be presented at an Awards Ceremony in February 2022, where three grants of £30,000 will be awarded to the winning organisations, and two individuals will be awarded £2,500 towards professional development.

This year there are three award categories to recognise organisations who are creating lasting change in their communities.

  • Standout Women's Champion: for organisations influencing sustained change in the sector by advocating for women’s issues and amplifying the voices of those they work with.
  • Collaboration Award: for organisations championing a collaborative approach to achieving their mission of supporting women in London.
  • Best Emerging Voice: for organisations that are newer to the sector and have made a significant positive impact in the community.

There are also awards available for two young women who are demonstrating inspirational leadership in their communities. This category is Young Leader with Impact.

Nominations/application window will open at 3pm on Thursday 2nd September 2021. The deadline for all Award nominations/applications is midday on Friday 8th October 2021.

Three organisations will be shortlisted per category which means a total of nine organisations will go through to the Awards Ceremony. All nine shortlisted organisations will have a professional video made showcasing their work which will be shown on the night of the awards. In addition, up to two individuals will be shortlisted and announced on the night.

Three winning organisations will each receive a grant of £30,000. Perhaps you’ll use it to invest in strategic planning to help you deliver services more effectively, towards core costs to support financial stability, or perhaps towards a new pilot project or partnership.

Having a video made about your organisation will be a requirement of being shortlisted. These videos will be free, but organisations will need to be available during the filming, scheduled for November and December 2021, to benefit. We hope the videos will support your ongoing publicity about your organisation and inspire others. Please note, this does not apply to nominating organisation or shortlisting individuals for the Young Leader with Impact category.