The annual event held at St James is now in its 7th year and takes place on Tuesday 31 October. Organisers are pleased with the number of entries to date across all categories, but would like to encourage islanders who haven’t yet nominated, to do so. They have until 13th September.

Jim Roberts, Community Foundation Chief Executive, said: ‘We are very proud of the Community Awards, our flagship event, which serves to highlight the voluntary work going on in our community. By nature, a lot of the good work goes on under the radar so the Community Awards are a wonderful way to bring it, and the people who make it happen, to the forefront for one night.

‘We hope that people will take the time to recognise the work that is going on in the island by putting forward a nomination. It is very easy to do so and we can help with the process if need be.’

Seven awards will be presented at the afternoon tea event:

Charity of the Year – sponsored by State Street
Fundraising Team of the Year – sponsored by Cazenove Capital
Outstanding Individual Achievement – sponsored by PwC Channel Islands
Innovation Award – sponsored by Specsavers
Organising Committee of the Year – sponsored by RG Falla
CSR Award – sponsored by RBC Wealth Management
Youth Award – sponsored by Guernsey Electricity

Nomination forms and full criteria can be downloaded from the Community Awards website – www.communityawards.gg

Alternatively, nomination forms can be requested by email or post by contacting sadie@foundation.gg or by calling Sadie on 01481 748056. Sadie is also available to offer support to anyone requiring help with the nomination process.

The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 13 September.