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Please read for more details about the Excellence Awards 2024 submission process and terms and conditions.

Binding agreement

By participating in the Awards, each “Entrant” fully and unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Award terms and conditions and to accept all decisions of the Judging Panel, which shall be final and legally binding

Award period

The awards opened at 8am on Monday 11 March and will close at midday on Friday 10 May. All official entries must be received by Homeless Link during this period.


This contest is open to any organisation which is a member of Homeless Link. There isn’t a limit on the number of categories that one organisation can enter.

How to enter

To enter, an organisation must complete the online entry form.

By entering the Awards, the Entrant agrees to take part in communications about the awards, which include email, phone calls, and other methods deemed appropriate by Homeless Link.

Homeless Link is not responsible for late, lost, illegible or incomplete entries, and all such entries shall be deemed void and be disqualified by the Judging Panel.

Judging criteria

Please see the award categories for details of how judges will be assessing each submission.

Winner selection

Judging of entries will occur in two stages:

  1. A panel of Homeless Link staff will initially score each entry based on the judging criteria. Organisations entering in more than one category will be scored separately for each category. This panel will refer the six top-scoring entries in each category to the Judging Panel for their consideration.
  2. The Judging Panel will be composed of 5 individuals. After reviewing the submissions of the six top-scoring entries in each category, these individuals will select the winner and two commended entries for each of the six categories. Decisions of the screening panel and the Judging Panel are final and binding on all parties.


This year, the St-Martin-in-the-Fields Charity is supporting the awards by providing £3000 for each category winner to invest in staff wellbeing and/or learning and development.

Winners will also receive:

  • a trophy and a certificate
  • a winner's logo for use on their website and marketing materials
  • support to help them get sector press coverage, including template press release
  • social posts about their win on Homeless Link's social media channels
  • a social card to use on to post on their own channels about their achievements
  • an offer for an interview about their project to be featured on the Homeless Link website and newsletters

The commended entries will receive a certificate.

Please note, the prize may not be substituted or transferred.

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Kate Alaway

Head of Member Services

Kate is our head of member services managing the team who work directly with our members across England.