The Community Awards celebrate the local charities, organisations, groups, individuals and businesses who work tirelessly to raise money and embark on community projects for the benefit of others, across the Bailiwick and further afield.

Guernsey Electricity is proud to be supporting the Youth Award again which is awarded to a young person or a group of young people who has made a positive difference to the community.

The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 12 September.

The award categories are:

Youth Award – sponsored by Guernsey Electricity

Awarded to a young person or a group of young people who has made a positive difference to the community. They may have done this – for example – by caring, by volunteering, by overcoming adversity, by raising awareness of a particular issue, or by organising an event that has improved Islanders’ quality of life.

NB: A young person for the purpose of this award will be 11-25. All individuals within a group of young people must fit this age criteria.

Charity of the year – sponsored by State Street

Awarded to the charity that the judges believe has consistently delivered outstanding service to its beneficiaries; promoted and raised its cause; been clear in its goals and strategy and demonstrated excellence all round.

Organising Committee of the Year – sponsored by RG Falla

Awarded to the organisers of an annual event, one-off project or campaign which has been particularly successful in engaging with the local community and whose participants have demonstrated great teamwork.

Outstanding Individual Achievement – sponsored by PwC CI

Awarded to a person who has demonstrated innovation, teamwork, passion and integrity throughout their involvement, and who has produced an identifiably profound effect on a charity or voluntary organisation through their work and/or leadership.

Fundraising Team of the Year – sponsored by Cazenove Capital

Awarded to a locally based fundraising team on the basis of its innovation and results that achieve or exceed the aims of a campaign, or campaigns, during the previous 12 months.

Innovation Award – sponsored by Specsavers

The Innovation Award recognises creative ways of working that will benefit the voluntary sector or our wider community. This could include partnership working between charities and the private or public sectors, and could be awarded to an individual or team. Recognition could extend to new projects; new or inventive ways of working or approaching problems that enable more effective delivery of services; filling gaps in provision; or operate outside of the normal remit of a charitable or community organisation.

Corporate Social Responsibility – sponsored by RBC Wealth Management

The CSR award recognises the active involvement of a commercial company and its team directly with charitable, voluntary or community projects in its locality, or through its partnership with a local charitable, voluntary or community organisation that has had a quantifiably positive effect on the local community over the last year's.

 

The event itself will be held at St James on Tuesday 13 November with tickets going on sale nearer the time.