2023 Winners

Fundraiser of the Year 2023

Stephanie Shanks, Sight Scotland

Stephanie Shanks has made an incredible difference to Sight Scotland’s fundraising over the last 15 months. From building relationships with services, trusts, and corporates to securing major donors, her contribution has been a great success for the charity.

The Best Legacy Campaign 2023

Erskine - One Day Campaign

The campaign was a fresh and exciting take on their previous legacy strategy. The video at the centre of the campaign follows a young boy who dreams of being a military hero. But his innocent and optimistic dream suddenly turns into a tough reality experienced by some veterans. The campaign delivered 96 new legacy prospects outperforming their targets by 120%.

Best Marketing and Communications Campaign 2023

Mercy Corps Europe - Ukraine Crisis Response

Mercy Corps Europe delivered the most successful fundraising campaign in their history, to support humanitarian response to the escalating crisis in Ukraine. They exceeded their fundraising goal of £500,000 and raised £4,273,281 within six weeks.

Best Individual Giving Campaign 2023

CrossReach Winter Appeal 2022 - Jacqueline's Story

The appeal combined learnings that were gathered over two years of testing by CrossReach. It brought a number of successes, making it their most successful appeal to date, raising nearly 70% more than their past appeals.

Best use of Event or Community Fundraising Initiative 2023

My Name'5 Doddie Foundation with Doddie Aid 2023.

In a moving tribute the charity referenced the sad passing of Doddie Weir last November. Doddie Aid 2023 was a mass participation exercise event that saw over 36,000 people cover 3.8 million miles, all while raising £2 million for My Name’5 Doddie Foundation to fund MND research.

Best Partner Relationship: Corporate Fundraising 2023

Age Scotland and SGN

Age Scotland spoke enthusiastically of their partnership with SGN during their acceptance speech. Their work ensures thousands of older people across Scotland stay safe and warm in their homes. Through providing a trusted and safe referral process, SGN engineers enabled Age Scotland to reach older people who most need their services.

Best Supporter Experience 2023

Cerebral Palsy Scotland

Cerebral Palsy Scotland’s small but mighty fundraising team have successfully developed and implemented a thoughtful supporter experience, with limited resources to grow and broaden their supporter base across Scotland.

The Rising Star Award 2023

Eilidh Murrin from Worldwide Cancer Research

Eilidh has been a key member of the Worldwide Cancer Research Fundraising and Philanthropy team since early 2022, growing their income from c£20,000 in one year to already being at £125,000 in the first quarter. She has showed great skills and attitude as a Trust fundraiser: constantly learning, developing and challenging herself.

The Fundraising Team of the Year Award 2023


During the last award of the evening we heard how SiMBA’s Fundraising and Communications Team achieved outstanding results. The Team faced significant challenges this year and tackled them with positivity, resilience, and proactivity to save the Charity from closure. Their Urgent Appeal in December 2022 had a target of £220,000 and they raised almost double this amount to £413,000. This hard work has ensured their mission of providing memory boxes to bereaved parents. There wasn't a dry eye in the house after the team accepted the award.

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