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Our awards

Emerging Payments Awards

Best CSR or Charity Initiative
Winner 2017

The Emerging Payments Awards recognises and celebrates the best the payments industry has to offer and in 2017, crowned Pennies ‘Best CSR or Charity Initiative’.  The award specifically celebrated our work with K3 Retail, unlocking customer donations for retailers including Hobbycraft.

UK IT Industry Awards

Best Not for Profit IT Project
Winner 2012

Pennies was presented with the award for ‘best not-for-profit IT project’ in the ‘Project Excellent’ category. Judges were impressed by our partnership with The Entertainer and their (then) payment technology providers Itim and YESpay International, which raised £150K in just one year for the retailer’s chosen charities.

Technology4Good Awards

Fundraising Award
Winner 2011

The Technology4Good Awards were established to celebrate the work of charities, businesses and individuals across the UK who use digital technologies to help change communities for the better. We were exceptionally proud to receive to win the ‘Fundraising’ award.

Google Global Impact Challenge

Finalist 2013

In 2013 Google UK launched the Global Impact Challenge, inviting UK registered charities to tell them how they would change the world using technology. Pennies was selected as one of the ten finalists put in front of the judging panel including Sir Richard Branson, Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Jilly Forster, as well as Google’s Matt Brittin and Jacquelline Fuller.

The Charity Awards

Grantmaking and Funding
Highly Commended 2013

Pennies was proud to be shortlisted from hundreds of entries in the ‘Grantmaking and funding’ category alongside just two other charities at one of the sector’s most prestigious awards, The Charity Awards. Pennies was selected by an independent panel of sector leaders as having demonstrated outstanding best practice from which other organisations can learn.

Nominet Internet Awards

Doing Good Online
Runner Up 2013

Pennies was proud to have been shortlisted in the ‘Doing good online’ category at the Nominet Awards; celebrating the myriad of ways the internet being used as a force for good. Organisations shortlisted in this category were recognised for their work promoting charity fundraising online, using the internet to support or help others, raising awareness of causes online or running online campaigns.

Britain’s Most Admired Charities Awards

Most Innovative Charity
Finalist 2011

We were thrilled to have been chosen as one of six charities to be nominated for the Most Innovative Charity category by Third Sector Magazine for its Britain’s Most Admired Charities 2011 awards. All nominees have been chosen by Third Sector and a panel of expert advisers.