Nominations are now being accepted for this years Heart of Salford awards, you can nominate a volunteer, volunteering team, organisation and project.
The awards acknowledge the vast contribution made by volunteers and organisations across Salford.
You can nominate your own organisation for an award or if you are from outside of the VCSE sector you can choose to nominate a local VCSE organisation.
The Volunteer categories are as follows...
1. The Alan Henning Community Volunteer Award: In memory of Alan Henning. Open to all volunteers who give their time freely in order to make a positive difference in Salford.
2. Young Volunteer (under 25) Award: Young people who have made a difference to their own life prospects and to the lives of others through volunteering.
3. Trustee / Committee Member Award: Individuals who have given their time in the role of a trustee, management committee or board member to ensure the effective governance and sustainability of a Salford voluntary, community or social enterprise organisation.
4. Over 55 Volunteer Award: People over 55 who volunteer in the city to make a difference to the lives of others .
5. The Josie Browne Personal Achievement Volunteer Award: In memory of Josie Browne. Individuals who have developed personally through volunteering and / or may have overcome personal / practical difficulties in order to volunteer.
6. Volunteering Team of the Year Award: Too hard to nominate just one volunteer? Then why not nominate your whole team of volunteers! Tell us why they should win our Volunteering Team of the Year Award
The Organisation categories are as follows...
1. Small Community Group: Open to small community groups who are making a real difference in their local area.
2. Social Enterprise: Salford social enterprises that are fulfilling their social mission and adding value to this city.
3. Charity: Registered charities who are making a positive difference to the people of Salford.
4. Innovative Project Award: Projects of voluntary, community or social enterprise organisations that have made a difference through new and innovative ways of working.
5. Equalities Award: Voluntary, community or social enterprise organisations that address equality issues, challenge discrimination or help to develop community cohesion.
Nominees across all categories will be shortlisted by an independent panel and attendees at the ceremony will vote for the winners in each category.
An independent panel will shortlist nominees and attendees at the ceremony will vote for the winner of each category.
The awards will be held on Monday 18th November 2019, from 12noon onwards at AJ Bell Stadium, Stadium Way, Eccles M30 7EY – so please save the date.
If you have any questions about the process please refer to the attached guidance notes or contact Claire Roberts at the Volunteer Centre on T: 0161 787 7795 E: firstname.lastname@example.org