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The High Sheriff of Suffolk, Geoffrey Probert, has launched the 2018 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.
The deadline for nominations is 8th January 2018. Winners will receive a trophy & a cash contribution to their voluntary group.
This year nominations are now open for the following award categories:
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.
Kindly sponsored by Ashton Legal
Suffolk Young Volunteer of the Year Award
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 young volunteers for special recognition of services above and beyond the ‘call of duty’. This will recognise an under 25-year-old who has demonstrated a strong and ongoing commitment to supporting others.
Kindly sponsored by Muntons
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 voluntary &/or statutory and/or private sectors.
Kindly sponsored by J M Finn
Suffolk Rebuilding Broken Lives Award
The High Sheriff’s Suffolk Rebuilding Broken Lives Award recognises a voluntary organisation that demonstrates exceptional impact in helping the victims of crime, abuse, addiction & deprivation or those who have taken a wrong turn to rebuild their lives.
Kindly sponsored by Ipswich Building Society
Suffolk Inspiring Young People Award
The High Sheriff’s Suffolk Inspiring Young People Award recognises a voluntary organisation that demonstrates exceptional impact in enabling young and disadvantaged people to aspire & to realise their full potential.
Kindly sponsored by Suez
Suffolk Strengthen Your Community Award
The High Sheriff’s Strengthen Your Community Award recognises the voluntary organisation, community group or charity that has tackled social isolation & made their community, town or Suffolk itself, more cohesive, more inclusive &/or a safer place to live.
Suffolk Heritage Award
The High Sheriff’s Suffolk Heritage Award recognises and rewards a society, voluntary group or other organisation that cherishes Suffolk’s history, heritage or built environment and that helps people access & understand that heritage.
Kindly sponsored by Clarke & Simpson
For advice on completing the nomination forms for any of these categories please contact Suffolk Community Foundation on 01473 602602.
Shortlisted nominees will be contacted at the end of January 2018 and the awards will be presented at an evening Awards Ceremony at the East of England Co-op, Wherstead Park, Ipswich on Thursday 15th February 2018.
Suffolk Community Foundation administers the High Sheriff’s Fund and works in partnership with them to arrange the Awards Ceremony.