CHARITY TIMES AWARDS
The Charity Times Awards return for their 23rd Year with the objective of recognising and celebrating the outstanding development in various fields of charity management and supporters of the sector.
The Charity of the Year will be awarded to a UK-registered charity that consistently delivered outstanding service to its beneficiaries, promoted and raised its cause, been clear in its goals and strategy, and demonstrated excellence all round.
Since Hatch started in 2014, our mission has been to support underrepresented founders to start and grow businesses as a way of creating a fairer society. We are proud to say that we have now supported a total of 6,800 underrepresented founders through our programmes.
In the past year we have supported 744 founders, 80% of which were women or another marginalised gender, 71% were ethnic minorities, and 16% had a disability.
These huge feats would never have been possible without the holistic support of our community and collaborative efforts across all Hatch teams, our partners, and funders.
The Digital Transformation of the Year award is designed for charities who are able to evidence a total overhaul of their digital operations throughout the pandemic.
Hatch is a charity that thrives on human connection, so moving everything to digital delivery during the pandemic wasn’t easy.
Yet over the last two years, we’ve delivered more workshops, talks and free events, and supported more founders from diverse backgrounds than ever before.
Digital delivery has not only provided benefits for our founders, but also the entire Hatch team, with digital collaboration meaning that needs arising due to health, religion, lifestyle, and more can be accommodated.
THIRD SECTOR AWARDS
One of Third Sector’s most important missions is to recognise the achievements of charities making a difference to society. They pride themselves on providing a platform for educating and inspiring the sector by promoting examples of best practice of those working to achieve this goal.
The Fundraising Team of the Year is awarded on the basis of innovation and quantifiable results that achieve or exceed the aims of campaigns during the past year with evidence of how strong teamwork led to fruitful results for the charity.
As we approach our ten year anniversary as a charity, we continue our ambitious growth trajectory and are actively building a supportive ecosystem for underrepresented founders across the UK.
Due to the fundraising team’s efforts, Hatch is in the best position possible to continue growing and supporting existing and new beneficiaries across the country.
Doubling Hatch’s income in the space of a year is no mean feat, yet that’s what Hatch’s fundraising team has achieved.
They have been actively diversifying our income, and have continued to build more partnerships with brands such as Patagonia that are making a difference to UK changemakers supporting ethnic minorities to access the outdoors.
Not bad for a team of four, three of whom had not even started at the start of the financial year.
MEET THE TEAM
Rebekah Capon, Director of Development
As Director of Development, Rebekah designs, develops and implements Hatch’s five year fundraising and business plans, and keeps the wider fundraising team motivated and inspired.
Deryl Thatcher, Head of Corporate Partnerships
Deryl is our Head of Corporate Partnerships, championing support from brands and organisations that have been an integral factor in our growth.
Rosie Pannell, Head of Philanthropy
Rosie is our Head of Philanthropy, building meaningful relationships with trusts, foundations and individuals that share Hatch’s vision to create a more inclusive society through entrepreneurship.
Seema Pirbhai, Fundraising and Partnerships Coordinator
Seema is our Fundraising and Partnerships Coordinator, advocating for inclusivity, diversity, gender and race equality in her role at Hatch.