Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Community Awards.
The Community Awards are dedicated to applauding the hard work and dedication of the voluntary sector.
This year, the event is taking place at St James on Wednesday 6th November. Details of how to attend will be released in due course.
The award categories are:
Charity of the Year, sponsored by State Street Global Services: Awarded to the charity that the judges believe has consistently delivered outstanding service to its beneficiaries; promoted and raised its cause; been clear in its goals and strategy and demonstrated excellence all round. The winner of this award will receive a cheque for £3,000 towards the charity’s activities.
Outstanding Individual Achievement, sponsored by Schroders Private Banking: Awarded to a person who has demonstrated innovation, teamwork, passion and integrity throughout their involvement, and who has produced an identifiably profound effect on a charity or voluntary organisation through their work and/or leadership. The winner of this award will receive a cheque for £2,000 to be donated to the charity or community project of his or her choice.
Fundraising Team of the Year, sponsored by Sportingbet: Awarded to a locally based fundraising team on the basis of its innovation and results that achieve or exceed the aims of a campaign, or campaigns, during the previous 12 months. The winner of this award will receive a cheque for £2,000 to be donated to the charity or community project of its choice.
Corporate Social Responsibility, in association with the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce: The CSR award recognises the active involvement of a commercial company and its team directly with charitable, voluntary or community projects in its locality, or through its partnership with a local charitable, voluntary or community organisation that has had a quantifiably positive effect on the local community over the last year/s.
Overseas Award, sponsored by Specsavers: The Overseas Award is for a local charity or initiative whose work benefits areas outside the Bailiwick of Guernsey. The winner of this award will receive a cheque for £2,000 towards the charity’s activities.
Organising Committee of the Year, sponsored by RG Falla: Awarded to the organisers of an annual event or one-off project which has been particularly successful in engaging with the local community. The winner of this award will receive a cheque for £2,000 to be donated to the charity or community project of its choice.
Nominations will be judged by the Community Awards judging panel which is chaired again this year by Lord de Saumarez. He is joined on the panel by Andrew Ozanne, Suzanne Heneghan and Gerald Hough.
Nomination forms and guidelines are available to download from today at www.communityawards.gg. The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 25th September. Anyone needing help to complete or download the forms can call the Foundation on 748056 or email email@example.com to request hard copies.