Back in September, we opened applications to the second London Impact Awards: Powered by Women, supported by Citi.
The theme of this year's awards celebrates organisations led by and for women - who were disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
The applications we received told inspiring stories of extraordinary women-led organisations working in the heart of their communities to provide support to women, in most cases from marginalised communities, across the Capital.
When it came to shortlisting the 35 eligible applications we received, we wanted a judging panel with extensive knowledge and connections to the issue. We were delighted to be joined by a panel of women leaders, in our judging panel chaired by LCF’s CEO Kate Markey:
- Ebinehita Iyere, Founder of Milk and Honey and former winner of the Youth Leader with Impact Award
- Dr. Diahanne Rhiney, CEO of Naked Truth
- Chaka Bachmann, Founder and Director of Impact Culture
- Shanice Shields-Mills, Founder and Managing Director of Kallure
- Sasha Watterson, Community Development Analyst at Citi
- Liz Cross, Founder and Managing Director of The Collectives
- Jess Stockford, Associate Director at Prospectus
Our judging panel had some incredibly difficult decisions to make, but we are now excited to announce the shortlisted organisations, with winners to be announced at an awards ceremony on Wednesday 2nd March. The winner of the Young Leader with Impact Award will also be announced at the ceremony.
Standout Women's Champion
- Middle Eastern Women and Society Organisation - An Islington-based charity supporting women from Middle Eastern, North African and Asian backgrounds. They defend and protect women from violence, and campaign for legislative change.
- STORM Family Centre - A Wandsworth-based domestic violence charity supporting women from Black and Minoritised communities, pushing for change in protection, therapy and support.
- One in Four - A UK charity with its roots in Lewisham, giving survivors of sexual abuse a voice through specialist counselling, workshops and advocacy services, particularly educating and empowering young people.
- Street Talk - An Islington-based mental health charity offering vital psychotherapy and support to women trapped in street prostitution, survivors of trafficking and other vulnerable women.
- Girls United Football Association - A Brixton-based charity using the power of football as a catalyst for change. Their football programmes help young girls in London to level the playing field with respect to economic and gender disparities.
- Sutton Women's Centre - A domestic abuse charity based in Sutton, providing local women with a safe space where they can access information, support, advice and education.
Best Emerging Voice
- Glitch - A charity tackling online abuse against women and marginalised communities. Through toolkits, resources, workshops and training they empower internet users to act respectfully.
- Sister System - Haringey-based Sister System bridges the gap between care-affected girls and mainstream society. Their programmes empower girls to overcome trauma, forging pathways to education and employment.
- Anima Youth - A charity based in Islington removing barriers faced by young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, supporting them to transition smoothly into an independent life and fulfil their potential.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination to the London Impact Awards: Powered by Women