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Legacy Futures Awards 2021 – the Shortlist

Posted on 4th May 2021

The deadline has closed for entries to the inaugural Legacy Futures Awards. We’ve been delighted by the quality of the entries we received across all three categories.

We were especially pleased to see so many different charitable sectors represented, from the arts, air ambulances and higher education, to name just a few. 

We launched the Legacy Futures Awards to support the sector, and with a particular wish to use our expertise to support emerging charities and organisations at the beginning of their legacy journey. We want to thank every person and organisation that took the time to enter and share their great work with us. 

The entries demonstrate the innovation of the work being carried out by in Gifts in Wills and Gifts In Memory teams and the resilience of legacy giving.

We are delighted to have a shortlist representing the outstanding quality of entries we received and supports the charities that will benefit the most from being awarded the prize.

Entries for each category have been shortlisted and will now be judged by our independent panel of judges.  

Matt Smith, London Air Ambulance, who joins our judging panel, says “The last year has been a hugely challenging one for fundraising as a whole. However, it has highlighted more than ever how resilient gifts in Wills are, as a way of supporters protecting the causes they love. I am hugely excited and proud to see the inspirational, innovative and supporter led campaigns from the rising stars of the legacy world and the charities they represent.”    

Finalists in the Legacy Futures Awards 2021.

The Legacy Futures Innovation Award

St John’s AmbulanceAlways St John
Royal Museum’s GreenwichIn-Memory Giving
Alzheimer’s SocietyLegacy Month
Bransby HorsesCreate your legacy

The Crispin Ellison Award (3 awards available to be won)

Sophie SamwaysCrohn’s & Colitis UK
Carolyn JonesUniversity of Liverpool
Georgia EarlAction Aid
Emma MochanAlder Hey Children’s Hospital
Michael TiveyLondon Symphony Orchestra
Sara SullivanWessex Cancer Care

The Legacy Future Leader Award

OrganisationFuture Leader
Air Ambulance Kent Surrey SussexHarriette Douglas
University of LeedsSally Hind
EllenorEmma Bowles
The Christie CharityHannah Taylor

Jensen Calleemootoo from Wood Green, who also joins our judging panel, told us, “I am looking forward to seeing how the fundraising teams have applied imagination to address a problem in their charity and how they have applied this creativity to find a unique solution which is new to the sector.”

Legacy Futures will be announcing the winners at sector events in May as well as here on our website, Twitter and Linkedin.

Visit our LinkedIn page to meet our full judging panel and learn more about what the judges are looking forward to seeing as they review the entries, or sign up to our email list using the form in the footer below.