Charities Institute Ireland’s Charity Excellence Awards 2022, proudly sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance, showcased the best in class across the charity sector in Ireland and awarded FoodCloud this year’s top prize of Charity of the Year. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Charities Institute Ireland’s (CII) Charity Excellence Awards 2022, proudly sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance, showcased the best in class across the charity sector in Ireland. Ecclesiastical Insurance was delighted to play a role in bringing to life these awards in which FoodCloud was awarded this year’s top prize of Charity of the Year. FoodCloud has a longstanding commitment to the community and showcases an ability to assist those most deprived by redistributing 100 million meals to its network of community groups and charity partners across Ireland and the UK.
CII’s Charity Excellence Awards, sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance Ireland, took place at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road earlier this month. The event saw representatives from leading organisations and community groups come together to celebrate and recognise the charity sector’s contribution to Irish society over the past year.
About the Winners on the night
FoodCloud won the Charity of The Year Award, as the organisation had a truly exceptional year, and its recent achievements have attracted admiration from peers in the sector.
Commenting on the Award, Iseult Ward, CEO and Co-Founder, FoodCloud said:
“We are honoured to have received this year’s Charity of the Year award from the Charities Institute Ireland. This is a huge accomplishment, after a challenging two years where we saw a massive increase in demand for our services to provide surplus food to charities, and a true testament to all the work our team and partners have done in coming together in support of local communities. This recognition is more important than ever as we meet further challenges in the coming winter months, with the rising cost of living and climate crisis.”
Trócaire won Fundraising Team of The Year for its recognisable success over the past year. In 2021 this fundraising team achieved its best income performance in decades. Trócaire also won the Finance Team of the Year award.
Rehab & Mr Price won one of the most meaningful awards this year – the People’s Choice Award, which reflects the voice of the entire charity community.
Other winners on the night included Belong To – LGBTQ+ Youth Ireland (Charity Board of the Year); basis.point (Fundraising Campaign of the Year – under €1m); Irish Cancer Society (Fundraising Campaign of the Year – over €1m); Teen-Turn & MSD Ireland (Best Corporate Charity Partnership); National Council for the Blind of Ireland (Digital Transformation); Emma Archbold – Children’s Rights Alliance (Emerging Leader); Lorraine Toner – Irish Community Air Ambulance (Outstanding Fundraiser of the Year); and John-Mark McCafferty of Threshold (Excellence in Charity Leadership).
Speaking of the Awards, David Lane, Managing Director at Ecclesiastical Insurance said:
“At Ecclesiastical Insurance we have a long history of fostering community and supporting causes, so it is really important for us to be part of the Charity Excellence Awards this year. We are delighted to be able to acknowledge the strong presence and sense of charity in Irish society and the action that is behind it all. And we are proud to be giving back to those who give so much to our society. The Charity Excellence Awards is an opportunity to create awareness of the great work the charity sector is doing and how we can contribute towards building a better society. It was great to see such an amazing group of people coming together to celebrate those giving back to the community, and I am delighted to see FoodCloud receive Charity of the Year, it is well deserved.”
Áine Myler, Chief Executive Officer at Charities Institute Ireland, said:
“We are thrilled to partner with our sponsor Ecclesiastical for the 2022 Charity Excellence Awards. The Awards offer an opportunity to celebrate the fantastic work being done by charities in Ireland and we are so pleased to be able to recognise and celebrate these achievements. All of the charities nominated in each of the categories worked tirelessly day in, day out to enrich and improve the lives of so many and make a huge difference to thousands of lives.”
To find out more information about the Charity Excellence Awards 2022, visit www.charitiesinstituteireland.ie