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.

In 2018 we are supporting Teamwork Trust. Teamwork Trust has centres in Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough, where they support adults with mental health needs, learning and physical disabilities. This support comes in the form of enabling and education projects, activities and counselling programmes.


Now we’re looking for our Charity of the Year 2019. If you are a registered charity that could benefit from our support, please get in touch. 

If you’d like to apply to be our Charity of the Year 2019, 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 2019 is Friday 30th November 2018.

The winners will be announced by the end of December 2018. We look forward to receiving your applications, and good luck!