How to Submit an Award-Worthy Nomination for the 2024 GoCardless JustGiving Awards

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The 2024 GoCardless JustGiving Awards are fast approaching. And we’re on the lookout for fantastic fundraisers – your everyday heroes – who deserve to take home a trophy. That’s where you come in.  

Has one of your supporters gone above and beyond for your charity? Have they raised money on JustGiving and have an incredible fundraising story? Can you think of someone who deserves that shining spotlight and a night they’ll remember for the rest of their lives? 

Read on to find out more about the Awards ceremony, and how to submit an award-worthy nomination. 

Nominations are set to open on Monday March 11th and the deadline is Thursday April 11th at 12pm.

What Are the GoCardless JustGiving Awards?

The GoCardless JustGiving Awards are a celebration of what humans can do when inspired by love, driven by loss, or powered the innate desire to leave this world just a little better than when we found it.  

All shortlisted nominees will be invited to attend a magical awards ceremony at the Roundhouse in London with their friends, family, and charity representatives.  

Take a look at last year’s ceremony, to get an idea of what to expect:

Why Should You Nominate a Fundraiser?

Our finalists are celebrated every step of the way – from nominations, all the way through to the night of the ceremony. And that means your charity is too.  

Here’s why you should submit a nomination:

  • Online exposure: Finalist fundraising stories are shared across JustGiving’s social media channels as well as local and regional media, spreading the word about fundraisers’ efforts and the amazing work your charity does. Your charity will be tagged in all posts and your logo will be featured in a short video about your finalist’s story – just like these ones.
  • PR Support: All finalists will have the opportunity to share their story with local media – meaning more eyes on your charity’s mission. You will  also receive ongoing support from our in-house PR team. Check out just some of the coverage from last year’s awards.
  • A night to remember: If your nominee is shortlisted as a finalist, you and your team will be able to attend the Awards ceremony at the Roundhouse, Camden. Described as the “the most inspiring night of the year,” it’s a chance for your team to get dressed up, enjoy a glitzy gala dinner, and celebrate your charity’s hard work. With photo opportunities, a three-course meal, and celebrity hosts, you’re in for a night your fundraising team will never forget.


Don’t just take our word for it. Hear from our past guests and award winners: 

Feeling inspired? Ready to nominate one of your fundraisers?

How to Find Your Top Fundraisers 

If you’re on our Start Plan, you can use our fundraiser quick search tool to find extra details about the fundraisers you already know by name.

If you’re on our Grow plan, you can generate a list of supporters who have fundraised for your charity in the last 12 months by creating a fundraising page report.

Tips for Writing an Award-Winning Nomination

The JustGiving team reads every nomination, so it’s important to make yours stand out from the crowd! When writing your nomination, or encouraging your supporters to submit their own, it’s important to: 

  • Include as much detail as possible. What makes your fundraiser’s story stand out from the crowd? What inspired them to start fundraising? What does your charity mission mean to them? Do they have a personal connection to the cause?  
  • Emphasize the impact of their fundraising. What impact have they made through their fundraising achievements? It’s not all about how much was raised, but the amazing impact they’ve had on others. 
  • Spread the word. Encourage others to nominate your fundraisers (or themselves) for an award by spreading the word on social media. Here’s some handy social media assets to get you started.  

That’s All There Is to It…

We hope we’ve inspired you to nominate one (or more) of your fundraisers for an Award. 

If you need any further information, our nomination toolkit has you covered. It includes: 

  • A guide to each award category 
  • A look back on the winners of the 2023 GoCardless JustGiving Awards 
  • Images and gifs to share to your social media channels 
  • Videos from last year’s ceremony 

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Becky is the Community Manager at JustGiving. She’s passionate about storytelling, and inspiring people to help charities raise more.