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Charity Boards Recognised for Good Leadership, Governance & Commitment

The Leadership and Good Governance Awards, organised by VSB Foundation in partnership with Volunteer Now and CO3, celebrate voluntary organisations which are working hard to improve their governance.

At the Awards Presentation in the Titanic Hotel Belfast, three worthy organisations were recognised for winning the Leadership and Good Governance Awards within their categories.  The organisations were:


The judging panel commended organisations for a commitment to diversity, collaboration and flexibility in a very challenging year.  A number of these organisations had shown a strong commitment to developing their governance and building the resilience of the organisation against the backdrop of the pandemic.  They recognised that success in operational delivery is built on strong governance.

Denise Hayward, Chief Executive, Volunteer Now said:

“Congratulations to all three organisations on winning this year’s Leadership and Good Governance Awards within their categories.  It is great to see organisations prioritising the need for Leadership and Good Governance in a rapidly changing environment.  Good governance enables charities to be able to deliver for their beneficiaries – well done to all the nominees.”

Nora Smith, CEO, CO3 commented:

“The Governance and Leadership Awards have substantially grown in profile.  It is the perfect platform to recognise and reward leadership and good governance at Board level.  Covid-19 has provided the sector with many challenges, the importance of good governance,  and showcasing how robust governance structures ensure that charities can lead through a pandemic was clearly evident  this year.  We all know that charity governance makes a huge difference and by sharing examples of truly inspirational boards through these Awards it is fantastic recognition of their leadership, commitment and hard work.”

To find out more on Good Governance, please go to the Governance Section on our website or go to

Large Organisation Winner – Nexus

Medium Organisation Winner – Relate NI

Medium Organisation Highly Commended – Headliners UK

Small Organisation Winner – University of Atypical

Small Organisation Highly Commended – Replay Productions

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