The Lloyds Bank Foundation today announced that sixty charities from England and Wales have won a regional prize in their Charity Achievement Awards. These charities have been shortlisted for the UK Final for which they will be travelling to London for a prestigious awards ceremony.

The Charity Achievement Awards have been created to recognise the amazing, life changing work of small and medium sized charities. The winners, who were selected from a strong field of charities across the region because of their achievements against key criteria, are:

Outstanding Impact

Against The Odds

Valuing Volunteers

Championing Change

Unsung Hero

Enterprising Collaboration

They will each receive £1000 and will now compete against charities from across England and Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands for six overall prizes which will be announced at the UK Final awards ceremony on 8th October 2015.

Chief Executive of the Foundation, Paul Streets OBE, said of the awards: ‘We are delighted to celebrate the winners of our Charity Achievement Awards. They have demonstrated excellent and inspiring practice, and have set the standard high; not just surviving in these tough times, but thriving, delivering vital services and literally transforming lives. For over 30 years the Foundation has supported thousands of such small and medium sized charities to tackle disadvantage in communities right across England and Wales and we look forward to doing much more in the years to come.’

See the full list of winners and read more about the awards.