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Only a few weeks left to nominate for the Who Will Care Awards 2019

3 April 2019

The prestigious Who Will Care? Awards 2019 make a much anticipated return in May, but be quick, nominations close on Friday 12 April.

The date of the 2019 awards has now been confirmed as 22 May and will see a celebration of volunteering across the county.

The awards bring together communities and individuals across Essex who are working to make Essex and even greater place to live, work and visit.

Leader of Essex County Council, Cllr David Finch said: “These awards recognise those that make a real difference to people's lives by giving up their time to help others and their local communities.

“I am delighted that the awards are back for another year. If you know an individual, group or business that deserves to be recognised please nominate them before 12 April. I am looking forward to hearing about all of the people and groups nominated and would like to wish everyone the best of luck."

This year there are nine categories:

  • Business Award: awarded to commercial organisations who have made an impact on their community.
  • Individual Overcoming Adversity Award: awarded to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment within their community either independently or through a charity/community group or through their employer, whilst overcoming personal adversity. 
  • Individual Volunteer – Young Person's Award: awarded to a volunteer under 18 who have demonstrated outstanding commitment within their community. This may be something they have done independently or in connection with a charity or community / youth / school group or employer.
  • Individual Volunteer – Adult 18+ Award: awarded to a volunteer aged 18+ who have demonstrated outstanding commitment within their community. This may be something they have done independently or in connection with a charity or community / youth / school group or employer.
  • Individual Volunteer – With a Disability Award: awarded to a volunteer with a disability who has demonstrated outstanding commitment within their community either independently or through a charity/community group or through their employer. 
  • Innovation Award: awarded to social enterprises, commercial organisations and individuals of any age who have demonstrated innovation in developing a service / project to support the community.
  • Voluntary Community Service Award: awarded to charities and community groups who are able to demonstrate outstanding service delivery to support their community and / or servicer users.
  • Volunteer Team Award: awarded to a group of 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 employer.
  • Social Media Volunteer Award: awarded to a volunteer who has demonstrated outstanding commitment within their community through the use of social media. This may be something they have done independently or in connection with a social media group.

If there is a business, organisation or individual that you feel deserves recognition for their volunteering efforts in Essex then nominate them now by filling in an online here.

For more details please email whowillcareawards@essex.gov.uk

You can read about last year's winners here.