Four Reasons to Enter the Good Governance Awards

2 June 2021

The Good Governance Awards 2021 were launched on June 1, with applications being accepted from then until September 14. Anticipation is high for the awards, with the 2021 iteration set to be the sixth Good Governance Awards. But why should an organisation enter the awards?


1: We are open for non-profits of all sizes. 

There are 7 entry categories ranging from the very small (annual turnover of less than €50,000) to the very large (turnover of over €50m.) 

2: Get your entries reviewed by a first-class assessment and judging panel. 

We have a panel of 60 plus assessors and judges and 8 accountancy firms who bring great expertise and experience who will review your entry and will provide valuable feedback and insight to assist you in enhancing your organisation’s governance 

3: Enhance your organisation’s reputation with your stakeholders 

Entering the GGA demonstrates your commitment to adhering to good governance practice and transparency. It also shows your willingness to be assessed and receive feedback on how you can enhance your governance. 

4: Boost your team’s morale and gain valuable PR opportunities 

Being shortlisted for a GGA award recognises the hard work that goes on in your organisation to adhere to good governance practice. Winning an award boosts credibility and increases awareness of your organisation which can help convince even more people that you are a cause worth supporting. 


Speaking to the press ahead of the launch, Carmichael CEO Diarmiad Corrbui spoke about the importance of governance for nonprofit and voluntary organisations.

Mr. Ó Corrbuí said, ““The Good Governance Awards raise the quality of corporate governance in our sector by encouraging higher standards of good practice. Expert feedback is provided to all entrants on how to improve the quality of their annual reports. This helps to ensure our sector is meeting best practice and constantly reforming.

“This year we are especially encouraging applications from the diverse range of organisations working in the non-profit sector. We welcome applications from all areas – from arts and sports to homeless services and youth organisations. Due to the growing profile of the Good Governance Awards, we expect to see our highest number of applications yet this year.”

For more details and to submit your entries see