HIGH SHERIFF’S AWARDS CRITERIA 2019 ANNOUNCED

14th June 2018

The High Sheriff of Suffolk, George Vestey, has launched the 2019 High Sheriff’s Awards and is calling for voluntary groups and individuals to submit their entries for the annual community awards. The High Sheriff’s Awards are designed to reward the volunteers, charities and community groups in Suffolk who devote their time and energy to improve the communities in which they live and work, to make Suffolk a better and safer place to live.  Nominations open in July 2018 for the following award categories.  The deadline for receipt of nominations is 18 January 2019.

 

Suffolk Inspiring Leader Award

The High Sheriff’s Suffolk Inspiring Leader Award encourages voluntary organisations, charities and community groups across Suffolk to recognise and nominate a leader of a voluntary organisation who for several years has demonstrated exceptional vision & leadership.

 

Suffolk Volunteer of the Year Award (25 years and over)

The High Sheriff’s Suffolk Volunteer of the Year Award encourages voluntary organisations, charities and community groups across Suffolk to nominate one of their volunteers for special recognition of services above and beyond the ‘call of duty’.  This will recognise someone over the age of 25 years who has demonstrated a strong and ongoing commitment to supporting others, to include details of what wouldn’t have happened without this person’s intervention/commitment.

The award consists of a trophy for the winning volunteer and a cash award for his or her voluntary organisation, charity or community group.

 

Suffolk Young Volunteer of the Year Award (up to 25 years of age)

The High Sheriff’s Suffolk Young Volunteer of the Year Award encourages voluntary organisations, charities and community groups across Suffolk to nominate one of their younger volunteers for special recognition of services above and beyond the ‘call of duty’.  This will recognise a young person up to the age of 25 years who has demonstrated a strong and ongoing commitment to supporting others, to include details of what wouldn’t have happened without this person’s intervention/commitment.

The award consists of a trophy for the winning volunteer and a cash award for his or her voluntary organisation, charity or community group.

 

Suffolk Collaborative Partnership Award

The High Sheriff’s Collaborative Partnership Award will celebrate an enterprise that has benefited the community and been enabled by seamless collaboration between the sectors (voluntary, statutory and private).  The business needs to be nominated by the community group or charity and the award consists of a trophy and a certificate for the business and a cheque for the community group or charity involved.

 

Suffolk Voluntary Organisation of the Year Award – Rebuilding Broken Lives

The High Sheriff’s Suffolk Voluntary Organisation of the Year Award recognises a voluntary organisation that demonstrates exceptional impact on the lives of the people of Suffolk.  This organisation will be helping the victims of crime, abuse, addiction & deprivation &/or those who have taken a wrong turn to rebuild their lives.

 

Suffolk Voluntary Organisation of the Year Award – Inspiring young people

The High Sheriff’s Suffolk Voluntary Organisation of the Year Award recognises a voluntary organisation that demonstrates exceptional impact on the lives of the people of Suffolk.  This organisation will be enabling young and disadvantaged people to aspire and to realise their potential.

 

Suffolk Strengthen Your Community Award

The High Sheriff’s Strengthen Your Community Award recognises the voluntary organisation, community group or charity that best supports people who are involved in local projects that address citizenship, community safety or crime prevention, thereby helping to make Suffolk a better place in which to live.  The award consists of a trophy and a cash award for the successful community group or charity.

 

Suffolk Voluntary Health Care Award

The High Sheriff’s Suffolk Voluntary Heath Care Award recognises and rewards an organisation/group of people who have offered preventative and aftercare support to those who are ill, disabled or suffering enduring mental health.

 

Suffolk Emergency & Armed Services Volunteers Award

The High Sheriff’s Suffolk Emergency and Armed Services Award encourages a nomination for one of their volunteers in special recognition of services above and beyond the ‘call of duty’.  This will recognise someone who has demonstrated a strong and ongoing commitment to supporting others, perhaps through a tragic accident/event, or for those who have supported the celebrations of the Year of the Centenary by committing time and energy to focus on others.

 

Should you need help completing the application form when nomination forms go live in July, please feel free to contact Suffolk Community Foundation on 01473 602602.

Shortlisted nominees will be contacted at the beginning of March 2019 and the awards will be presented at an evening Awards Ceremony at East of England Co-op, Wherstead Park, Ipswich on Thursday 28th March 2019.

Suffolk Community Foundation administers the High Sheriff’s Fund and works in partnership with them to arrange the Awards Ceremony.

High Sheriff Awards winners group

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