Winifred Tumim Memorial Prize 2017

The Winifred Tumim Memorial Prize for best practice in charity governance has been established by NCVO in honour of the work done by Lady Winifred Tumim, chair of NCVO from 1996-2001, to improve the quality of charity governance.

All shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend the NCVO/BWB Trustee Conference on Tuesday 14 November 2017 free of charge where the winners will be announced at the evening drinks reception.

Entry criteria

Entrants must:

  • be able to demonstrate, through the application process, how they have improved the effectiveness of their governance and delivered greater public benefit as a charity in line with the new good governance code
  • be a charity based in England (even if your organisation operates across the UK, your headquarters must be based in England)
  • cover work carried out since April 2016

Entries are welcome from charities of any size and decisions will be made based on their achievements irrespective of the resources expended.

The judges will assess all entries received and will use the Code as a framework for their decision making.

How to enter

Applications for the Winifred Tumim Prize 2017 have now closed.

If you have any queries on the prize then please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone on 020 7520 3153.


The steering group for the governance code will act as the judging panel with the independent chair of the code steering group leading.


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