Community awards nominations now open
Nominations are now OPEN for the 2014 Community Awards.
The awards celebrate the hard work and dedication of the Bailiwick’s voluntary sector and are taking place on Thursday 6 November at St James.
Nominations are now being welcomed across seven categories:
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.
Fundraising Team of the Year - sponsored by Cazenove Capital Management – Wealth Management from Schroders.
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.
Organising Committee of the Year - sponsored by RG Falla
Awarded to the organisers of an annual event, one-off project or campaign which has been particularly successful in engaging with the local community and whose participants have demonstrated great teamwork.
Outstanding Individual Achievement - sponsored by KPMG Channel Islands Limited
Awarded to a person who has demonstrated innovation, teamwork, passionand integrity throughout their involvement, and who has produced an identifiably profound effect on a charity or voluntary organisation through their work and/or leadership.
Overseas Award - sponsored by Specsavers
The Overseas Award is for a local charity or initiative whose work benefits areas outside the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
Award for Corporate Social Responsibility - sponsored by RBC Wealth Management
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.
Youth Award (new this year) - sponsored by Guernsey Electricity
Awarded to a young person who encapsulates commitment, contribution and giving, either to or for the community, individuals, family or others. A young unsung hero. Through caring, by volunteering, by achieving, in showing spirit or heroic deed, perhaps above and beyond expectation and in ways that would not normally attract the limelight.
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.
‘Last year saw a record number of nominations for the awards which only serves to highlight the diversity of the incredible work being carried out by our vibrant voluntary sector,’ said Lord de Saumarez.
‘The more nominations we receive the harder, but more interesting, our job! We wait with anticipation to learn of what’s been happening in the community since last year’s event and hope that everyone is encouraged to put pen to paper and nominate.’ He said.
Sadie Siviter de Paucar who runs the nominations process for the Guernsey Community Foundation said: ‘The Community Awards are now in their fourth year and have already become a popular and key fixture in the voluntary sector’s diary. We have already been receiving enquiries about this year’s event, with people eager to nominate. Although we strive to make the process as simple as possible, we are also here to support anyone who needs help with the nomination process. We are also pleased to welcome the new Youth Award to our line-up this year which has come about as a result of discussions with the Youth Commission. We are looking forward to another great event.’
Nomination forms are available to download from the Community Awards website – www.communityawards.ggor by requesting a hard copy by email to Sadie@foundation.gg. You can also phone Sadie on 748056 for support with the nominations process.
The deadline for nominations is FRIDAY 12 SEPTEMBER.
Issued by Sadie Siviter de Paucar, Guernsey Community Foundation. 748056. Sadie@foundation.gg
Sadie is available for interview. Please call her on 748056 or email Sadie@foundation.gg. Her working hours are Monday to Friday, 8am-2pm.
More information about the Community Awards can be found at www.communityawards.gg