Community Awards 2019 - Nominations Now Open!
Who will you nominate?
The nomination period for the 2019 Community Awards is now OPEN!
The Community Awards celebrate local charities, organisations, groups, individuals and businesses who work tirelessly to raise money, provide services and undertake community projects for the benefit of others across the Bailiwick. Nominations for charitable work of any size and shape are most welcome, and self-nominations are encouraged.
2018 saw Guernsey Mind (pictured above) crowned as the winners of the prestigious Charity of the Year Award, having been shortlisted alongside St John Guernsey and the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation. Judges were impressed by Guernsey Mind’s consistent delivery of outstanding mental health services and their effective and far reaching campaigns to reduce stigma around mental health.
Guernsey Community Foundation Chief Executive Jim Roberts said: “Every year we try to go one better, and the focus this year is on attracting a record number of nominations. A diverse shortlist will emphasise the huge amount of fantastic work being done across the charitable sector – not just by charitable organisations and individuals, but by businesses who take their corporate social responsibility seriously.
We’re lucky enough to see first-hand just how many people give time, money and ideas to provide a range of essential local services. The Awards is our way of paying tribute to the unsung heroes of the sector and giving exemplary organisations a chance to shine.”
Nomination forms, together with full guidelines and criteria are now available on our website www.communityawards.gg. Forms can also be requested by email - firstname.lastname@example.org - or by telephone on 748056. Anna is available to help anyone who requires assistance with the nomination process.
£3,000 will be awarded to the Charity of the Year, £500 to the winner of the Youth Award and £2000 for all other categories.
The closing date for nominations is 5pm Wednesday 11 September.
Charity Of The Year sponsored by State Street
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.
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 PwC CI
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.
Fundraising Team Of The Year sponsored by Cazenove Capital
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.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award 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.
Innovation Award sponsored by Specsavers
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 Award can extend to include innovation outside of the Bailiwick but the work must have a Guernsey link/involvement.
Youth Award sponsored by Guernsey Electricity
Awarded to a young person or a group of young people who has made a positive 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 Awards will be held in St James this November and tickets will go on sale in October. Details about last year’s winners can be found at www.communityawards.gg
With huge thanks to our loyal sponsors: