The 2022 Legacy Futures Awards programme launched this week, offering six bursary awards across three categories to celebrate and nurture talent in the legacy and in-memory sector. Bursary winners will be offered a package of legacy qualifications, training, mentoring or consultancy expertise, designed to further their development and accelerate innovation in the field.
The scheme, now in its second year, has been expanded to recognise and reward six winners, twice the number of bursaries offered in 2021.
Applications will be judged by an independent panel of experts who include Lena Vizy of legacygiving.eu, Lucinda Darby of Remember A Charity and two award winners from 2021, Emma Bowles of Ellenor Hospice and Carolyn Jones at the University of Liverpool.
Ashley Rowthorn, CEO of Legacy Futures, said: “The legacy sector is a hugely exciting space, with new ideas taking shape all the time. Through our bursary awards, we’re looking to celebrate, support and inspire those who have so much potential in the sector and to help make those new ideas a reality.”
“We’ve also opened up two of the award categories to international applicants, aiming to share insight and ideas across national borders, further encouraging innovation.”
The Legacy Future Leader Award and the Legacy Futures Innovation Award (an organisational award) are both open to applicants across Europe, the US, Canada and Australia. However, the Crispin Ellison Bursary Award for legacy administration is specific to the UK market.
Legacy Future Leader Award
Open to applicants from Europe, North America and Australia, the Future Leader award will highlight and invest in three future legacy leaders – those who are new to a legacy or in-memory giving role (within the last 36 months). The award package offers six months of mentoring with experts within the Legacy Futures group.
The Legacy Futures Innovation Award
Aiming to promote and drive innovation globally, this Award is open to any not-for-profit organisation in Europe, North America and Australia with a new idea to share for innovating with legacies or in-memory giving. The judges will be looking for ideas that not only benefit one organisation but the wider sector, such as solving a particular challenge, reaching a new audience or developing a new product. The Award winner will receive consultancy support from Legacy Voice, who will deliver a design thinking workshop to bring the idea to life.
Crispin Ellison Bursary Award
Named in memory of former Legacy Link Director Crispin Ellison, who dedicated his career to advancing the legacy profession, this bursary award is open to UK applicants working or volunteering in the field of legacy administration and management. The bursary will be offered to two winners, consisting of a training package from the Institute of Legacy Management (ILM). This could cover the cost of attaining the Certificate in Charity Legacy Administration (CiCLA) or £500 towards other ILM training.
Legacy Futures is a group of gifts in Wills and In Memory giving consultancies dedicated to helping charities worldwide harness the transformative power of legacy giving. The group consists of three businesses, Legacy Foresight, Legacy Link and Legacy Voice, who have a combined experience of over 50 years and over 175 current charity clients.
Applications for the 2022 Legacy Futures Awards close at 17:00 GMT on 31 March 2022.
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