While necessary, we realise that HR support for charities is not always financially viable. They have strict budgets and HR support tends to fall to the bottom of their priorities. Yet charities are still liable to the same employment laws that other sectors must comply to.

Since giving back to our local communities is so important to us, each year we run a campaign to search for our Charity of the Year. We choose one charity per area (currently Northamptonshire and Yorkshire) – which is never an easy task – and give them free HR support, including management development and training, for a year.


If you’d like to apply to be our Charity of the Year 2018, please email clare@gatewayhr.com with the following information:

  • Charity name
  • Registered charity number
  • A brief summary of your charity (what it does, how old it is, how many people you employ)
  • The support you would be interested in receiving from us (you can see all our HR and training services on our website)

The closing date for applications for 2018 is Friday 1st December 2017.


In 2017 we are supporting The Lowdown, a Northampton based charity that has offered a free and confidential drop in service six days a week to children and young adults in distress or experiencing crisis, since 1989.

Our charity in Yorkshire is Launch Pad, which is a trampolining club run by volunteers.