One week left for community awards nominations

 Nominations for the 2014 Community Awards close in one week. All nominations should be received by the Guernsey Community Foundation by close of day on Friday 12th September.

Wayne Bulpitt, Chair of the Foundation said “last year we received a record number of nominations reflecting how highly regarded the voluntary sector is in the Bailiwick, but we know that we have many other deserving organisations and people too and hope that the public will be even more supportive this year and get involved by nominating for an award. The work of the sector is vital to the Bailiwick and we are keen to promote and recognise this”.

Nomination forms are available to download from www.communityawards.gg  or can be requested by hard copy or by email via Sadie at the Guernsey Community Foundation – 748056 sadie@foundation.gg

This is your last chance to nomination a person, charity, group or company who you believe deserves recognition for their hard work and dedication to the voluntary sector in Guernsey.

Cash prizes are awarded to winners, including £3,000 for the Charity of the Year.

Last year’s winner of this award was the Guernsey Cheshire Home. Nic Mountain, Home Manager said “the Home was delighted to be awarded Charity of the Year in 2013.  Receiving this award not only did wonders for the morale of residents and staff, but also raised public awareness of the Home and the service it provides.  With so many worthy charities competing for funding it was great to be given the extra kudos that comes with this prestigious award.”

Awards 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.

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.

The Community Awards presentation and afternoon tea is taking place on Thursday 6th November at St James from 4.30pm-7pm. Tickets (just £10 per head) go on sale at the end of September.

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