Our awards and accreditations

As a charity we are proud of our awards and accreditations. Our information and our practices are regularly audited so that you can trust what you are reading to be accurate and up to date.

Our Awards

We are honoured to have been recognised by these awarding bodies and are proud to celebrate the success of The Charity, our HeadSmart campaign and our supporters. The awards won demonstrate the outstanding commitment of our community to defeat brain tumours.

The Charity's successes are shared with our united community and incredible supporters.

The Charity's awards

  • (Excellence award) Annual report – winner – Third Sector Awards 2016
  • (Talent award) Charity chief executive – highly commended: Sarah Lindsell – Third Sector Awards 2016
  • Charity Partnership (Telecoms & Technology) – winner: The Brain Tumour Charity and Bluecube Technology Solutions – Third Sector Business Charity Awards 2016
  • Charity Partnership - Winner: The Brain Tumour Charity and partners: HeadSmart - Third Sector Excellence Awards 2013
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Awards our community has won

  • Sacha Langton-Gilks – winner –Volunteer of the Year at the Third Sector Awards 2014
  • Paul Nicholson – winner - Healthcare Volunteer of the Year at the Charity Staff and Volunteer Awards 2016
  • Amelia Gebruers – winner - Lidl Young Fundraiser of the Year at The Mirror's Pride of Britain Awards 2016
  • Angela Conway who runs The Brain Tumour Warrior Fund won Individual Charity Supporter of The Year at The North East Charity Awards 2016
  • Danielle McGriskin – Points of Light award 2015.
  • Angela Conway – North East Charity Awards, Individual Charity Supporter, 2016

HeadSmart awards

  • NHS Innovation Award 2013
  • Third Sector Excellence Awards 2013: Charity Partnership - Winner: The Brain Tumour Charity and partners: HeadSmart
  • Charity Times Award - The Brain Tumour Charity/The University of Nottingham/The RCPCH/The Health Foundation – winner – Cross sector Partnership of the Year Charity Times Awards 2013
  • AMRC Science Communications Award 2014 Campaigning and influencing
  • QiC Excellence in Oncology Award Cancer charity initiative of the year 2013
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Our accreditations

The accreditations we've earned evidence our continued commitments to our supporters and beneficiaries.

Association of Medical Research Charities

We have been a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) since 2006 and fund our research in the fairest way through an open, transparent process called peer review. Peer review is the only way to ensure the very best research, with the biggest potential impact, is selected for funding and that it is not duplicated by research elsewhere.

Our supporters can be confident that the money they raise is spent in the most effective way, with the best chance of success to improve understanding, diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours.

Researchers are eligible for top up funding of 26p for every £1 invested through the government's Charity Research Support Fund.

We have received the AMRC's Certificate of Best Practice for our peer review process three times, the latest being November 2015 following a successful audit.

“It was a very clear and well written audit response. The committee agreed that the information and links were very helpful and that the peer review process was robust."

The Information Standard

We are proud to have been certified as a provider of high quality health and social care information through The Information Standard, the standard that allows the public to identify reliable and trustworthy sources of information.

With a wealth of experience supporting people affected by a brain tumour over the last 19 years, we provide clear, accurate, impartial, appropriately researched, accessible and up-to-date information.

Read our full page about The Information Standard

The Helplines Partnership

Being a member of the Helplines Partnership ensures we monitor and continually raise the standard of the services we provide through sharing information, best practice and expertise.

Contact our Support & Info Line free on 0808 800 0004 | support@thebraintumourcharity.org

Fundraising Standards Board

We are open, honest and transparent – we will tell our supporters what we're trying to raise each year, how much we've raised and what it's been spent on. We will also share our long term ambitions.

We are committed members of the Fundraising Standards Board and follow their fundraising promise to ensure we meet the highest standards, so people can give and fundraise for us with confidence and trust. We follow the Institute of Fundraising's Code of Fundraising Practice.

View the Fundraising Standards Board Promise

View the Code of Fundraising Practice