Charity of the Year

The Charity of the Year category recognises the enormous contributions made to the local community by its many charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups. These organisations throughout Bracknell Forest carry out some truly inspirational work, and the winning charities each receive a prize to help them continue carrying out their vital work.

2022 Gold and Silver Winners

Gold Award

Home-Start Bracknell Forest

Home-Start Bracknell Forest is a local charity which supports families with young children. Despite lockdown restrictions, the charity continued its 25-year service to the Bracknell Forest community, providing invaluable support throughout the pandemic. Staff and volunteers persevered to maintain contact with families by phone, text, video calls and walks, all at a time when other organisations were closed to families.

Silver Award

The Ark Trust

The Ark Trust is a local charitable organisation which this year celebrates 35 years of service to the Bracknell Forest community. The Ark Trust offers a range of services to local people with disabilities, and other disadvantaged groups. Since the start of the pandemic the small team of Ark volunteers have run the community response and vaccine hub, benefitting countless Bracknell residents.