Great Giving award for the Vision Foundation

DSC Social Change awards - Vision Foundation winner 2020

Vision Foundation chief executive Olivia Curno, chair of trustees Anna Tylor and Grants and IMpact officer Khafsa Ghulam beam with pride holding the DSC Great Giving awardWe are delighted to have been named the winner of the Great Giving Award at the annual Social Change Awards 2020 organised by the Directory of Social Change. Now in their twelfth year the awards celebrate the individuals and organisations across the UK committed to making a positive impact on society. 200 guests from all over the sector gathered in the beautiful surroundings of the Cholmondeley Room at the House of Lords for the event which was hosted by The Lord Dannatt and supported by Haysmacintyre and Centre 4 Learning.

Debra Allcock Tyler, CEO of the Directory of Social Change, said in her opening speech:

“This event tonight is about recognising the huge achievements you all make towards creating a better society for all of us…

…It is our job to serve our beneficiaries to the best of our abilities in the way we deem best. And one of those ways has to be shouting truth to power. So don’t you dare stop ‘banging on’ about stuff because people are tired or bored of it. In our sector we don’t ever accept the unacceptable, give up the fight, or lose hope. We don’t say to someone struggling with an addiction or depression or loneliness or fear, ‘Yep, you’re right love, no point trying. Accept it and give up’. We say, ‘You can change it and we will help you!’”.

illustration for the DSC Great Giving Award showing blind and partially sighted people in different poses and activities

The Directory of Social Change (DSC) is a national charity which supports an independent voluntary sector through campaigning, training, funding information and publications. DSC is the largest supplier of information and training to the voluntary sector, and its work helps tens of thousands of organisations every year achieve their aims.

Our award comes in the form of a beautiful framed artwork by the award-winning cartoonist Grizelda, well known for her work in the New Statesman, Private Eye, Spectator, and The Lady.

Photos and full details of the evening are available at www.socialchangeawards.org.uk.