Registered Charities in the Charity Finance ‘Charity 100 Index’ published in April 2023 will automatically be reviewed. There is no need to self-nominate.
We will review the latest publicly available trustees’ annual report and accounts, and associated year end reporting documents, up to the reporting period ended 31 March 2023.
This award recognises high quality and innovative reporting by Charities. The principles of high quality reporting should result in better - not necessarily more - information, and tell the reader a compelling story about what the Charity does, why its activities are important and its impact.
- The Charity's annual report and accounts are easy to read and engage the reader on its purpose, current activities and future plans. The Charity's annual report and accounts are open, balanced and authentic.
- The Charity clearly communicates its purpose, strategic priorities and values in the sphere in which it operates and its wider operational landscape. The Charity highlights how it has adapted to new ways of working and areas of innovation.
- The Charity is open about how it approaches key societal issues, including fundraising, investments, safeguarding and environment. The Charity is transparent in its disclosure of and rationale for senior management remuneration.
- The Charity demonstrates how it is responding to changes in a digital world. The information from the annual report is included in accessible format on the Charity's website.
- The Charity clearly explains who its key stakeholders are, with particular focus on its beneficiaries. The Charity recognises what its responsibility is to the public and how its activities benefit them.
- The Charity clearly explains how it is governed, its risks and how it manages and mitigates them in relation to current activities, the environment in which it operates and future plans.
- The Charity sets out its measures of success, why these are important in delivering its purpose and the impact it has made for its beneficiaries and wider society.
- The Charity clearly articulates the drivers behind its financial performance, including ethical, value for money and sustainability considerations. The Charity is transparent in its considerations of its reserves and ongoing viability.