Who we are Awards and recognition Awards We are honoured to have been finalists for many awards over the years and we’ve even won a few too. Getting recognised isn’t about giving ourselves a pat on the back, it is about acknowledging the difference we've made through the hard work of our dedicated team and supporters who make it all possible. Without you we would not be able to provide children their all important space to play, giving them their childhoods. Winner of the Big Give Christmas Challenge Award - Supporter Engagement category, 2018 We were given this award for our work engaging new and existing supporters through the Big Give Christmas Challenge match fundraising initiative in December 2017. Winner of the FSI Small Charity, Big Impact Award - International category, 2017 These awards were judged on the difference entrants had made for their beneficiaries and how they monitored and evaluated that impact. As part of our prize they have created a video about us, and they will be delivering a document to 10 Downing Street about the impact our work has had. We are really proud of this award, thank you FSI! Finalist for the Leicester Mercury Business Awards, Non-for-profit organisation category, 2017 As a Leicester-based charity we were shortlisted for this prestigious regional award. The judging panel said they were extremely impressed with our passion and commitment to the cause. Finalist for Go Abroad Awards, Innovation in Sustainability category, 2017 Go Abroad is a longstanding organisation in the travel industry and so to be shortlisted for the impact of our international volunteering projects was a great achievement. Our volunteering project ‘Uganda Volunteer Project’ was shortlisted for innovation in sustainability. This is something we are so proud of as providing ethical sustainable volunteer projects is so close to our heart and so to be recognised for this means a huge amount. We are extremely proud of our supporters and team and so to receive these awards is a great achievement. If you would like to support us further then you can make a difference though a donation, volunteering with us or partnering your school, company or NGO with East African Playgrounds.