Wave Project shortlisted for national award

The Wave Project has been shortlisted for a national award.

The charity, which uses surfing to help young people improve their mental health, has been shortlisted in the Children and Youth category of the UK Charity Awards.

The winner will be announced at a reception in The Tower of London on 8 June.

Wave Project founder Joe Taylor said: “We are delighted to be one of three charities to be shortlisted for this prestigious award – the charity sector’s equivalent of the Oscars.

“The Charity Awards are rigorous and shortlisting is a highly competitive process. It is a tribute to the hard work of our small team at The Wave Project that we have been nominated alongside much bigger charities.”

The Charity Awards is the charity world’s longest-running, biggest and best-known awards ceremony.

This year’s charities have been judged by an independent panel of charity leaders as having demonstrated outstanding best practice.

Julian Chislett, chief executive of Civil Society Media, which organises the Charity Awards, congratulated all the shortlisted charities on making the highly-coveted shortlist said: “The standard of entries this year was incredible, and the charities we shortlist remain a constant inspiration to all of us.

“For 17 years the Charity Awards have been identifying and celebrating the fantastic work that UK charities do. Our rigorous judging process singles out those charities with the most innovative ideas and the most inspirational approaches to delivering maximum impact.