From over 1,200 entries five winners were chosen for their innovation, impact and sustainability; champion charities that are making a significant contribution to improving the social wellbeing in the UK.
The prize money for this year’s award is £5000 and in addition each winner receives
one years NCVO Membership (resource and training) and a tailored package of support from the foundation for social improvement (FSI), including assessment and an iPad from Jigsaw 24.
Sky Badger is a charity helping to build bridges between disabled children and charities and services available to help them. It finds everything from disabled sports clubs to sibling groups and ‘make-a-wish’ charities. Sky Badger has proved the vital roles small charities play in the face of today on-going austerity.
Created by four Mums in 2011, the name originates from a little seven year old special needs boy, while playing superhero with his father.
The idea behind Sky Badger is to find websites for families which are relevant for the families. Providing a positive and easy to use websites and finding information in a fun way through social media, videos, e-helpdesk and information packs
Sky Badger is also a member of The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) in England with links to other UK Nations. This charity brings a diverse range of organisations that works by supporting, developing and implementing policies and practices, impacting on some 800,000 disabled children and their families.
Since Sky Badger website was launched in 2012 they have reached over 260,000 families and helped a great deal of disabled children with urgent and serious problems through its e-helpdesk. They have created five new at-home jobs for disabled people and parents of disabled children A small charity with bigger ideas, delivering the services for those whose needs are greatest in today’s society.
For further information please see links from The Guardian and Sky Badger