In May, the Mumbai Press Club awarded IndiaSpend with the ‘RedInk Media Start-up that is Making a Difference’ award.

In June, IndiaSpend’s three-part series (here, here and here) on India's Cancer-Care Crisis won the American Association For Cancer Research's June L. Biedler Prize in Cancer Journalism in the online category.

In July, IndiaSpend founder-editor Govindraj Ethiraj won the 11th annual John P. McNulty Prize given by the Aspen Global Leadership Network ‘for giving Indian voters and policymakers access to transparency and truth’.

In September, the cancer series won the Cancer World Journalism Award, organised by the European School of Oncology. It was judged as the best among 181 entries from 39 countries.

In September again, IndiaSpend contributor Sarita Santoshini won the second prize at the PII-ICRC awards for her story on Assam’s maternal mortality.

In November, IndiaSpend editor Samar Halarnkar won the National Investigation Journalism Award from the Asian College of Journalism for his story on the National Register of Citizens in Assam.

Indiaspend reporter Shreya Shah won the REACH Lilly MDR-TB Partnership Media Awards for Best Reporting on TB - English for her story on how TB care could be improved with a new model to track patients.

In October, IndiaSpend was awarded the ‘Best e-Magazine’ at the 2018 South Asia Laadli Media Award for its reporting on gender sensitivity.

In December, Disha Shetty of IndiaSpend won the Global Health Reporting Contest Award from the International Center for Journalists, for her story on gaps in India's public healthcare system.