High Sheriff’s Awards

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The High Sheriff of Suffolk, William Kendall, has launched the 2017 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 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.

There are seven award categories for the 2017 awards, with the High Sheriff introducing a new category this year: The High Sheriff’s Special Award, recognising individuals or groups who’s voluntary work involves enhancing Suffolk’s natural environment.

The deadline for nominations is 26th January 2017.

Nominations are now open for the following award categories:

  1. Suffolk Volunteer of the Year Award

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

Reflecting the role of the High Sheriff, the nominee will have been involved with a charity or community project aimed at promoting citizenship, community safety or crime prevention, thereby helping to make Suffolk a better place in which to live.

Kindly sponsored by Ipswich Building Society

  1. Suffolk Under 25 Young Volunteer of the Year Award

The High Sheriff’s Under 25 Suffolk Young Volunteer of the Year Award encourages voluntary organisations, charities and community groups across Suffolk to nominate one of their young volunteers for special recognition of services above and beyond the ‘call of duty’.  The award consists of a trophy for the winning volunteer and a cash award for his or her voluntary organisation, charity or community group.

Reflecting the role of the High Sheriff, the nominee will have been involved with a charity or community project aimed at promoting citizenship, community safety or crime prevention, thereby helping to make Suffolk a better place in which to live.

Kindly sponsored by EDF Energy

  1. Suffolk Lifetime Achievement Award

The High Sheriff’s Lifetime Achievement Award encourages voluntary organisations, charities and community groups across Suffolk to nominate one of their volunteers for special recognition of their services and commitment sustained over many years. The award consists of a trophy for the winning volunteer and a cash award for his or her voluntary organisation, charity or community group.

Reflecting the role of the High Sheriff, the nominee will have been involved with a charity or community project aimed at promoting citizenship, community safety or crime prevention, thereby helping to make Suffolk a better place in which to live.

Kindly sponsored by Whiting & Partners

  1. Suffolk Youth Organisation of the Year Award 

The Youth Organisation of the Year Award recognises the voluntary organisation, community group or charity that best supports young people and is involved in local projects that address citizenship, community safety and crime prevention, thereby are helping to make Suffolk a safer place in which to live.  The award consists of a trophy and a cash award for the successful community group or charity.

Kindly sponsored by The Westminster Foundation

  1. Suffolk Community Group or Organisation of the Year Award

The High Sheriff’s Community Group or Organisation of the Year 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.

Kindly sponsored by East of England Co-op

  1. Suffolk Corporate Community Partnership of the Year Award

The Suffolk Corporate Community Partnership of the Year Award rewards and celebrates the way a business has supported and worked with a community group or charity to make a real difference. Nominations must demonstrate citizenship, community safety or crime prevention, thereby helping to make Suffolk a better place in which to live.  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.

Kindly sponsored by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

  1. The High Sheriff’s Special Award

This new award is a special award introduced for 2017, to recognise individuals or groups who’s voluntary work involves enhancing Suffolk’s natural environment. The winning nomination will receive a trophy for the individual(s) nominated and a cheque for the community group or charity they are involved with.

Kindly sponsored by Muntons Plc

For advice on completing the nomination forms for any of these categories please contact Hollie Martin at Suffolk Community Foundation on 01473 786914.

Shortlisted nominees will be contacted at the end of February 2017 and the awards will be presented at an evening Awards Ceremony at Snape Maltings on Thursday 23rd March 2017.

Suffolk Community Foundation administers the High Sheriff’s Fund. We work in partnership with the High Sheriff of Suffolk to organise the High Sheriff’s annual awards.

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