The Positive Social Impact Award celebrates the organisations bringing their values to life through a range of social impact initiatives.

Recognising those achieving social impact through partnership, investment, pro-bono work, or employee led initiatives.

Are you a PLC or a private company that puts community and a values-based approach at the heart of your business plan?

Are you a public or third sector organisation that wants to shine a spotlight on the ethical-based approach of your private-sector partner?

This award highlights the role of the private or PLC companies, often in partnership with the public and third sectors, in addressing social challenges and improving the communities in which they operate. The Lloyds Bank Positive Social Impact Award will recognise those organisations that have achieved a meaningful and sustainable social impact through partnership, investment, pro-bono work, or through employee-led initiatives.

The judges will look for evidence of how these organisations have brought their values to life, embedded the approach throughout the whole organisation, and aligned them with their commercial objectives. The judges will be particularly interested in evidence of results that show where the organisation has achieved a positive and lasting impact on the community.

Judges are especially interested in pioneering ideas and approaches that can scaled to increase social impact and can also be adapted in other sectors.

Open to any organisation, this Award will go to the company that best demonstrates the following:

  • Sustainable Growth & Financial Performance
  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Impact & Improvement
  • Customer & Community Engagement
  • Leadership & Management
  • An ethical business model
  • Staff Engagement & Development 

Core criteria Proportion of overall score:

Sustainable growth: 10%

Innovation & Creativity: 10%

Employee engagement & Development: 20%

Community impact & improvements: 20%

Leadership & Management: 10%

Organisational Ethics & Policies: 20%

Financial performance: 10%



David Stead“What a fascinating and rewarding day. All ten of the finalists had a great story to tell. Finding a winner was very difficult. The people, proposals and organisations were very diverse  but so many had delivered huge social impact and often with very limited resources. Passion and creativity stood out for me. Whether that was applied to finding jobs, curing illness, engaging the community or protecting the planet. Not just imaginative solutions but a resolute sense that no barrier was big enough to prevent progress. My message? The solutions to extremely difficult problems exist – they just need more support”

David Stead, Director of Philanthropy, Charities Aid Foundation

Previous winners

  • The Daily Sparkle - 2018

"The Daily Sparkle has received a lot of recognition from within its industry and I believe that many new sales have come about through the heightened awareness of our resources. I believe that winning the award has greatly enhanced our reputation and generated a lot of interest from companies who may not have previously known about us."

  • Ashley Community Housing - 2017

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