Charity Retail Awards 2023 are GO!!

Closing date for nominations, Friday 21 April

Ceremony to be held: Evening of Wednesday 28 June at Harrogate Convention Centre. Winners of the WOW! Factor Awards will be announced on Thursday 29 June.

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The Charity Retail Awards are back and better than ever …

… with exciting new categories on offer to celebrate the creativity, expertise and success of charity retailers. This year the ceremony returns to the much-loved first evening of Conference, where we can celebrate fully the fantastic achievements of charity shops across the country. We can’t wait to see you there!


Most valuable item sold

Most unusual item donated

Young volunteer of the year

Volunteer of the year

Retail employee of the year

Shop of the year


Equity, diversity and inclusion

Most supportive chief executive

Outstanding charity retailer

Environmental and sustainability


Campaign of the year

The WOW! Factor Awards, sponsored by East London Textiles

How to make an award nomination

  1. Nominations open 13 March
  2. Download and complete the appropriate nomination form (each category has its own nomination form – click on the categories above)
  3. Where applicable, make specific reference to the judging criteria
  4. Send your entry via email to by 21 April 2023

Please note:

  1. Make sure you have read the criteria carefully for the award you are entering, as this is how your nomination will be judged.
  2. All entries in each category are anonymised before they reach our judges for marking. Judges are allocated to just one award only, so don’t be put off from entering in multiple categories.
  3. You must be a current Charity Retail Association member to enter.
  4. The criteria must relate to 1 April 2022 – 31 March 2023.