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Unseen has received the following awards:

2017

Kate Garbers, Managing Director - DSC Social Change Awards – The Influencer Award
The Social Change Awards are for all those working to achieve a positive change in society - individuals, charities, community groups, companies, public bodies. The Influencer award is solely for individuals that really know which buttons to press to make things happen - from campaigning for a change in law to bringing together different groups to achieve what might have seemed impossible. We want to acknowledge the determination and hard work required to communicate clearly, put forth a persuasive argument and win people over to bring about positive change.

2015

Charity Times Awards - Charity of the Year, with an income of less than £1 million
This is awarded to a charity the judges believe has delivered outstanding service to its beneficiaries, promoted and raised its cause, been clear in its goals and strategy, demonstrated excellence, especially within the last year, but also, entrants should have an annual income of less than £1m, while showing growth as an organisation since inception.

Charity Times Awards - Shortlisted - Rising CEO Star, Andrew Wallis
This is awarded to a UK-registered charity chief executive who has demonstrated dedication, professionalism and integrity throughout their short career, and who has produced an identifiably profound effect on the sector through their work and management and shows great potential going forward. The charity should have an annual income of at least £250,000.

Lloyds Bank Foundation Charity Achievement Awards - Highly Commended - Championing Change
The Lloyds Bank Foundation Charity Achievement Awards are designed to recognise the amazing, life changing work done by the small and medium sized charities they support.

Andrew Wallis, OBE
Andrew's OBE was awarded for services to the Eradication of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery.

GSK Impact Awards – Runner up
The GSK IMPACT Awards have been running since 1997 and are designed to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. They are funded by GlaxoSmithKline and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund.

2013

Andrew Wallis, CEO - DSC Social Change Awards – The Influencer Award
The Social Change Awards are for all those working to achieve a positive change in society - individuals, charities, community groups, companies, public bodies. The Influencer award is solely for individuals that really know which buttons to press to make things happen - from campaigning for a change in law to bringing together different groups to achieve what might have seemed impossible. We want to acknowledge the determination and hard work required to communicate clearly, put forth a persuasive argument and win people over to bring about positive change.

Centre for Social Justice Awards
The annual CSJ Awards recognise effective poverty fighting groups from across the UK. Cash prizes of £10,000 are awarded to charities, small voluntary groups and other local projects that display innovation and effectiveness in addressing the causes of poverty, turning lives around and reversing social breakdown.

2012

Kate Garbers, MD – The McWhirter Foundation – The Good Citizenship Award
Since 1976, the McWhirter Foundation has honoured more than two hundred courageous and inspiring people. Some award winners risked their lives to save strangers from certain death, while others endured years of intimidation to fight for the good of their community.