Doncaster CVS Community and voluntary sector Awards 2015 are open

Lifetime acheivement award 2014 - Doncaster CVS Awards Doncaster Keep Moat
Lifetime acheivement award 2014 - Doncaster CVS Awards Doncaster Keep Moat

Third annual awards event to reward and recognise community and voluntary sector achievements.

For the third consecutive year, Doncaster CVS will recognise and reward the achievements of Doncaster’s thriving third sector with its Community and Voluntary Sector Awards 2015.

With the support of the Doncaster Free Press and Sine FM as well as headline sponsor Smith Craven and award category sponsors such as Doncaster Chamber, Taylor Bracewell, Business Doncaster, Beta Technology, Weldricks, Doncaster Mind and Age UK.

Nominations are now open for this year’s awards and winners will be announced at a prestigious awards event at the Keepmoat Stadium on Friday 4th December from 9.30am to 1pm.

Explains Norma Wardman, director of Doncaster CVS: “Over 200 people from across Yorkshire and the Humber attended last year’s AGM and awards event and, once again, we had an overwhelmingly positive response from everyone who took part.”

This year there are eight separate award categories, each with their own individual sponsor:

· Social Enterprise of the Year - Weldricks

· Community Group of the Year – to be voted for by readers of the Doncaster Free Press

· Registered Charity of the Year – Taylor Bracewell

· Volunteer of the Year

* Senior Volunteer - Age UK

* Young Volunteer – Allotts

· Most Inspiring Individual in the Community & Voluntary Sector - Doncaster Mind

· Most Inspiring Organisation in the Community & Voluntary Sector - BetaTechnology

· Most Innovative Project in the Community & Voluntary Sector – Doncaster Chamber

· Lifetime Achievement Award – Doncaster CVS

Kelvin Fitton from headline sponsors, Smith Craven, said: “As a local business, we’ve always been proud supporters of Doncaster’s community and voluntary sector. The Doncaster CVS awards provide the perfect opportunity to highlight the valuable contribution the third sector makes to the borough and I can’t wait to hear the inspiring stories of this year’s nominees.”

Daniel Fell, CEO of Doncaster Chamber added: “We’re delighted to be involved with the Doncaster CVS awards for the third year running. There are some fantastic community projects out there and I know judging is going to be difficult as everyone deserves to be a winner.”

Chris Page, community content editor at the Doncaster Free Press concluded: “These awards epitomise everything that is great about Doncaster and the people and organisations that make our community and voluntary sector such a success. I wish our readers all the best choosing the winner of the Community Group of the Year category – there are so many incredible organisations to pick from!”

Making a nomination in this year’s awards couldn’t be simpler. Nomination forms and award criteria can be downloaded or printed from the Doncaster CVS website Doncaster CVS

Simply complete the form and email it to Sharon Coe, post or drop in at Doncaster CVS offices located at 5-6 Trafford Court, Doncaster DN1 1PN.

Nominations can also be made via Twitter @Doncaster_CVS and Doncaster CVS’s Facebook page.

For more information contact Sharon Coe Tel: 01302 343300 ext. 230.

Nominations for the Doncaster CVS Awards are now open and will close on October 30, 2015.

Concludes Norma: “I’d like to thank all of our media partners and sponsors for making these awards happen once again. There are some outstanding social enterprises, groups and individuals in Doncaster who make such a difference to thousands of people and I’m delighted that their efforts will be publicly recognised through the Doncaster CVS Awards.”