The prestigious Who Will Care? Awards are back in May and nominations are now open!
The awards will be held on Wednesday 24 May 2017 and are held to recognise public volunteering that improves and supports the lives of people and communities across Essex.
‘Who Will Care?’ began in 2013 when five independent Commissioners were tasked with tackling the single largest challenge since the 1960’s – how will we care for ourselves and our communities right now and in the future?
Faced with an aging population, larger in number, with increasingly complex needs and limited funds, who will care for us?
After extensive research, a report was published and identified five high-impact solutions to address this very difficult question.
The ‘Who Will Care?’ Awards event is to celebrate the mobilisation of vibrant communities and individuals that are supporting each other and to recognise and stimulate volunteering in Essex.
This year there are seven categories:
The Business Award – For commercial organisations who have made an impact in their community.
The Voluntary Community Service Award – reflecting innovation or outstanding service delivery by a third sector organisation.
Individual Volunteer Award (Young Person) – For volunteers aged under 18 who have demonstrated outstanding commitment within their community. This may be something they have done independently or in connection with a charity/community group or employer.
Individual Volunteer Award (Adult) – For volunteers aged 18 plus who have demonstrated outstanding commitment within their community. This may be something they have done independently or in connection with a charity/community group or employer.
Individual Volunteer Award – For volunteers who have overcome adversity to contribute to a group or community despite the challenges they have faced.
Volunteer Team Award – A group or two or more volunteers of any age who have made an outstanding contribution to their community either independently or with a charity, community group or their employer.
Innovation Award – For social enterprises, commercial organisations and individuals who have demonstrated innovation to support the community.
If there is a business, charity or individual that you feel deserves recognition for their volunteering efforts in Essex then nominate them online.
For Microsoft Word files of the forms please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read about last year’s winners.