Vote for ICMSA’s charity of the year

Please vote for your Charity of 2023 from the nominations below:

EMERGENCY provides free, high-quality care to people affected by conflict and poverty. We do this in a sustainable way: building healthcare facilities, training local personnel, and conducting search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea. Founded in 1994, EMERGENCY has treated over 12.5 million people in 20 different countries and currently operates in Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Italy, Sierra Leone, Sudan, and Uganda. More info here

Laura Lynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice
LauraLynn’s mission is to provide a Community of Care that delivers evidence-based, personalised services to children with palliative care needs, complex care needs and complex disabilities, while also providing family support services and a home to our residents where quality-of-life is paramount. More info here

MQ Mental Health
MQ is the first major charity funding mental health research. Our vision is simple: to create a world where mental illness is understood, effectively treated and ultimately prevented. More info here

North-South Cooperation – project: Stop Child Trafficking (Uganda)
Every year, in Karamoja, Uganda, thousands of children are trafficked to urban centres, where they are subjected to various forms of exploitation such as forced labour, domestic servitude, street begging, street hawking, child marriage and sexual exploitation. This project aims to drastically reduce child trafficking from Karamoja. More info here

Street Child – Uganda
Street Child works with local organisations to ensure every child has access to an education. Our purpose is to see all children safe, in school and learning – especially in low-resource environments and emergencies. We began working in Uganda in March 2018, initially responding to the refugee crisis as Uganda remains the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa. Our programmes have since expanded as we focus on supporting vulnerable children in remote and marginalised communities across Uganda to access a quality education. More info here

The Prince’s Trust
Founded in 1976 by King Charles III, the UK-based charity helps vulnerable young people get their lives on track. Our courses, resources and other support help people aged 11 to 30 to develop essential life skills, get ready for work and access job opportunities. The Prince’s Trust has helped 1 million young people to date. Over the last five years, 3 in 4 young people supported by The Trust moved into work, education or training. More info here

Voting closed – results to be announced later in December.