The Access Project (TAP) has been shortlisted for the UK-wide Charity Governance Awards 2020 it was announced today. TAP has made the shortlist of three in the “Improving Impact” category for a charity of 26+ staff members. 

Measuring and improving the impact of what we do is right at the heart of our work. Independent UCAS analysis from 2019 shows students on TAP’s programme are four times as likely to place at a top university compared to their peers from similar backgrounds.

The awards expert judging panel said: “Rigorous data collection informed the board’s strategy over the past five years. Judges were impressed with the board’s ability to shift and refine the charity’s approach to supporting its beneficiaries to improve impact. Evidence of board-led actions was found in the creation of a new role (a Director of Impact and Strategy) and the sustained focus on discussing impact during board meetings. As a result, trustees provided clear leadership in defining both delivery strategies and the desired outcomes”.

TAP CEO Nathan Sansom said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this award. Our emphasis on impact is especially important during such challenging times. Our rigorous analysis of our online pilot over the last couple of years means we have been able to move tutoring support online quickly and with confidence in these fast-changing times. This nomination is a testament to our Board and organisation’s relentless focus on impact and making the biggest difference for the young people we serve”. 

The Award winners will be announced on 21st May.


Read more about our nomination here. 

Find out more about the awards and other nominees here.