Scouts, Citizens Advice and Shaw Trust were among the big winners at the 2022 Charity Times Awards, which were celebrated last night.

Hundreds of people descended on the London Mariott Hotel Grosvenor Square for a glamorous evening celebrating the best of the industry.

There were cheers across the tables as Scouts was crowned charity of the year (revenue over £10million), while IntoUniversity won the award for charity of the year (revenue £1-10m) and the Shared Interest Foundation topped the under £1m category.

This year, Lucy Straker received the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award. Straker spent nearly 15 years as a charity communications expert and was nominated for her “empathetic, compassionate and professional approach”, which included her participation in Charity So Straight.

Kate Lee, CEO of the Alzheimer Society, has been named Charity Leader of the Year for her work leading the charity’s culture change while leading based on values, while the supporting leader of the he year went to Brain Tumor Charity CEO Clare Normand, who stood out from the judges. “for his passion and commitment to charity.”

The Rising Leader of the Year was awarded to Ben Lindsay for his work with the Power the Fight charity, which empowers communities to end youth violence. The “very inspired judges” entry was revealed overnight.

Now in its 23rd year, the awards have attracted hundreds of high-quality submissions, which were then assessed by a jury of independent experts.

In addition to Charity of the Year and individual categories, the awards aim, as always, to recognize a variety of areas of charity management, celebrating the highest standards of leadership and professionalism.

The full list of winners is available below.

Charity of the Year with income under £1m
Winner: Shared Interest Foundation
Highly Recommended: Derbyshire Rural Action

Charity of the Year with an income of £1-10m
Winner: IntoUniversity
Highly commended: Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

Charity of the Year with an income of over £10m
Winner: Scouts

Board of the Year
Winner: Shaw Trust

Campaign Team of the Year
Winner: Epilepsy Society

Digital Transformation of the Year
Winner: guide dogs
Highly Recommended: Churches Conservation Trust

Fundraising Team of the Year
Winner: Encephalitis Society

Change Project of the Year
Winner: Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

Charity organization with the best social media presence
Winner: Citizen Advice

Public Relations Team of the Year
Winner: Citizens Advice Press Team

Better use of technology
Winner: International Health Partners

HR Management Award
Winner: The Leprosy Mission

Real Estate Innovation Award
Winner: Caritas Anchor House

Local involvement in the corporate community
Winner: Sharks Community Trust and AO
Kudos: Russell & Bromley with Home Start UK

National Corporate Partnership Champion
Cancer Research UK and Roadchef
Congratulations: Family Action and LV

National Retailer Business Partnership of the Year
Winner: FareShare and Tesco

National Corporate Partnership of the Year with a Financial Institution
Winner: Refuge & Barclays

Charitable Collaboration of the Year
Winner: Mind, Samaritans, Shout and Hospice UK

Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year
Winner: Atlas Copco and Just a Drop
Highly Recommended: Patron Capital

Charity Bank of the Year
Winner: CAF Bank

Investment Management Award
Winner: Sarasin & Partners LLP

Investment Management Boutique Award
Winner: The Property Income Trust for Charities

Support Manager of the Year
Winner: Clare Normand OBE, The Brain Tumor Charity

Rising Leader of the Year
Winner: Ben Lindsay, Power the Fight

Charity Leader of the Year
Winner: Kate Lee, Alzheimer Society
Congratulations: Ava Easton, Encephalitis Society

Individual Excellence Award:
Lucy Tracker