The Charity Film Awards is now open for votes! Launched five years ago, the Charity Film Awards is the world’s biggest campaign to promote cause-based films. Since its creation, more than 2,000 causes have benefitted from the awards, gaining exposure, donations and volunteers.

The Charity Film Awards celebrates films created by the third sector to change mindsets, raise awareness or fundraise. This year, the Foundation has entered the competition with the video ‘100 Days of Resilience‘ and encourages the public to take action and support us with a vote.

100 Days of Resilience‘ was created during the height of the pandemic, 100 days after the Foundation launched its Coronavirus Resilience Appeal to support the most vulnerable with emergency funding during a time of crisis. The video is a snapshot of the thousands of people benefitting from crucial funding. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Foundation connected with the community groups its supported through video calls to hear about the impact of the funding. The heart-felt appreciation shows the importance of the Foundation supporting West Midlands and Warwickshire charities and communities.

The Foundation’s Coronavirus Resilience Fund awarded £4,216,659 over 54 weeks, supporting countless local lives. The Foundation extends its gratitude to its donors and supporters who helped achieve this life-changing impact.

Tina Costello, Foundation’s CEO, said:

“We can shout about the funding we’ve been able to distribute with statistics to back that up, but to fully understand the impact of that funding can only be shown through the people who have directly benefitted. ‘100 Days of Resilience‘  is an example of that, when I first watched the video messages I became so emotional – we really are helping to change people’s lives. I just want to thank everybody who was involved in our Coronavirus Resilience Appeal. Please vote for us so we can encourage even more people to work with us and strengthen our support to the region!

Nicolas Loufrani, Smiley’s CEO said:

“Our aim is to help the public engage with the charity sector and understand better what these great charities do every day to solve the specific issues they have identified. This campaign is the best way for them to creatively express themselves but also to show a very wide range of causes worthy of our support.”

To vote for the Foundation’s video, click here.
For more information on the Charity Film Awards, please visit their website.