The Community Awards

The Community Awards celebrate the local charities, organisations, groups, individuals and businesses who work tirelessly to raise money and embark on community projects for the benefit of others, across the Bailiwick and further afield.

Awards Categories

Charity of the Year

Sponsored by Ravenscroft

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.

NB: The charity must be a registered charity with the Guernsey Registry. The charity can be of any size, large or small, and can either be a long-established organisation or a successful newcomer. The emphasis is on the impact the charity has made to its beneficiaries. ‘Of the Year’ refers to the year prior to the 2020 nominations period, i.e. from 13 September 2019.

The winner will receive a £3,000 prize to be donated to a local charity or cause of their choice.

Organising Committee of the Year

Sponsored by Julius Baer

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.

NB: The committee need not be formally registered with the Guernsey Registry and should not, as its primary function, be engaged in fundraising for a specific charitable cause. ‘Of the Year’ refers to the year prior to the 2020 nominations period, i.e. from 13 September 2019.

The winner will receive a £2,000 prize to be donated to a local charity or cause of their choice.

Youth Award

Sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada

Awarded to a young person or a group of young people who has made a difference to the community. They may have done this – for example – by caring, by volunteering, by overcoming adversity, by raising awareness of a particular issue, or by organising an event that has improved islanders’ quality of life.

NB: A young person for the purpose of this award will be 11-25. All individuals within a group of young people must fit this age criteria.

The winner will receive a £2,000 prize to be donated to a local charity or cause of their choice.

Outstanding Individual Achievement

Sponsored by PwC

Awarded to a person who has demonstrated innovation, teamwork, passion and integrity throughout their involvement, and who has produced an identifiable profound effect on a charity or voluntary organisation through their work and/or leadership.

NB: The emphasis is on the impact the individual has made to the charity/voluntary group and not necessarily on the length of time involved with that organisation.

The winner will receive a £2,000 prize to be donated to a local charity or cause of their choice.

Fundraising Team of the Year

Awarded to a locally based fundraising team based on its innovation and results that achieve or exceed the aims of a campaign, or campaigns, in the year prior to the 2020 nominations period i.e. from 13 September 2019.

NB: This award is not restricted to a team within a charity or voluntary organisation (voluntary/paid), but can be an ad-hoc team who have got together to raise money for a charitable, voluntary, church or community purpose. It will not be measured by the amount of money raised but the impact the funds have achieved. The team does not have to be part of a formally registered organisation with the Guernsey Registry.

The winner will receive a £2,000 prize to be donated to a local charity or cause of their choice.

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Sponsored by Credit Suisse

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.

NB: The CSR Award may be for a one off initiative run by a company, or as part of a long-standing, structured CSR program. The company should have a proven record of accomplishment in CSR activity. The company must be a registered company with the Guernsey Registry.

The winner will receive a £2,000 prize to be donated to a local charity or cause of their choice.

Innovation Award

Sponsored by Resolution IT

The Innovation Award recognises creative ways of working that will benefit the voluntary sector or our wider community. This could include partnership working between charities and the private or public sectors, and could be awarded to an individual or team. Recognition could extend to new projects; new or inventive ways of working or approaching problems that enable more effective delivery of services; filling gaps in provision; or operate outside of the normal remit of a charitable or community organisation.

The winner will receive a £2,000 prize to be donated to a local charity or cause of their choice.

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