Know someone who deserves an award?
Do you know someone who deserves an award for all the great things they do in St Ann’s, Sneinton or Mapperley? Then you’ll be glad to hear the Volunteer Achievement Awards are back – run by The Renewal Trust.
Anyone can nominate and there are nine awards up for grabs – recognising both volunteers and voluntary groups in the area. The nominations close on 31 December and the winners will be presented with their awards at a glittering awards ceremony early next year.
The award categories are Volunteering Gold Award; Bringing Communities Together; Community Group of the Year; Young Volunteer Award; Behind the Scenes Volunteer; Improving Health and Wellbeing; Contribution to Arts and Creativity in the Community; Contribution to Sports Development in the Community and Improving the Lives of Children and Young People.
Cherry Underwood, CEO at The Renewal Trust said:
“The VAA awards recognise the amazing contribution of both individual volunteers and voluntary groups to life in St Ann’s, Sneinton and Mapperley, while showcasing the diverse range of projects and good work going on here. Why not nominate someone you know and make sure they get the recognition they deserve? All shortlisted nominees will be invited to our awards ceremony, giving them a well-earned place in the spotlight.”
About the award categories:
Volunteering Gold Award – recognising an individual’s long service to volunteering.
Bringing Communities Together – a project or person that’s helped bring people together
to make a positive impact in their community/neighbourhood.
Community Group of the Year – a community group that does something special or unique
and brings fresh ideas and opportunities to the area.
Young Volunteer Award – celebrating the positive things young people do in their
communities (nominees must be aged 18 years or under).
Behind the Scenes Volunteer – a volunteer who makes a great contribution behind the scenes.
Improving Health & Wellbeing – community groups or volunteers who make a positive impact on local people’s quality of life including their physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Contribution to Arts and Creativity in the Community – community groups or volunteers who promote creativity and arts in the community. Contribution to Sports Development in the Community – community groups or volunteers who promote sport and fitness in the community.
Improving the Lives of Children & Young People – community groups or volunteers who help and mentor young people, to embrace and encourage their aspirations and help them fulfill their potential.