Little Lives UK shortlisted for UK Charity Governance Awards 2022


20th April 2022

Dorset based charity Little Lives UK has been shortlisted for the UK-wide Charity Governance Awards 2022, it has been announced. It is in the running for the Improving Impact award which comes with a £5,000 unrestricted grant. Little Lives UK is one of 16 charities from across the UK that has already secured £1,000 in unrestricted grant funding for making it onto the shortlist. 

Little Lives UK joins other nominated charities engaged in a diverse range of activities including employment for refugees; housing and assistance for people with mental health needs; education and support for disadvantaged children in the UK. The winners will be announced on 26 May at a live ceremony from Clothworkers’ Hall in London. 

“We are so pleased to be shortlisted for the Charity Governance Award and are so proud of everyone at Little Lives UK for all the hard work they do to support children in need across the UK. We hope that we can now support even more children.”  

Deepak Nambisan, who chairs the Awards for the organisers The Clothworkers’ Company, said, “Congratulations to all our shortlisted candidates – once again, the judges have had a tough job selecting the most outstanding entrants from a strong field. Although we have a category dedicated to the best response to the Covid pandemic, almost all of our shortlisted candidates have had to adapt and continue to support their beneficiaries throughout this challenging period. That in itself is remarkable. 

“Entries for our Transforming with Digital award were particularly impressive. Therefore, our shortlist for this category is longer than usual simply due to the fact that the judges wanted to recognise the work of those deserving boards. As always, case studies from our shortlisted charities are available to view on our website, as part of our aim to share best practice and inspire the whole sector. I also look forward to meeting our shortlisted charities in person as we return to Clothworkers’ Hall for the first live awards ceremony since 2019.” 

A place on the shortlist has also secured each of the charities a paid one-year membership of the Association of Chairs for their board, and a complimentary training place on a Cause4 Trustee Leadership Programme for new members of their boards. 

For the Charity Governance Awards, The Clothworkers’ Company – a City of London livery company that supports trusteeship initiatives – is partnered with not-for-profit consultancy NPC (New Philanthropy Capital), third sector recruitment specialists Prospectus, and the trustee/volunteer-matching charity Reach Volunteering.  

You can follow the awards on Twitter via @CharityGovAward or by using the hashtag #CharityGov22. Winners will be announced during the live ceremony in May and on the website following the event. For information on the shortlist, award categories and more visit  

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