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Nominations now open for 2016!

The Community Action Suffolk awards celebrate individuals and organisations who deserve recognition for their work and commitment to Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector in Suffolk.

Who can I nominate?

You may know someone who gives up their own time, to do things for others.
You may know a local group which is the centre of a community.
You may know a local village hall or community centre, without which lots of activities wouldn’t be possible.

What awards are there?

We had nine different categories of awards for 2016:

The Anne Dunford OBE award – for youth participation

For a group of young people who have taken a leadership role in a decision making process for the benefit of young people. This can be for a project within a project/organisation, a campaign, a new group formed, or any piece of work where young people have actively contributed to improving or developing a service or provision.
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The Roddy Macleod award – for youth club of the year

To recognise a small but exceptional youth club or youth group.
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The Andrew Towers award – for young person of the year

For a young person (11-19) who has volunteered their time and skills to make a positive contribution to their club, group, school, project or community.
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The Colonel Probert award – for community initiative

This award provides people with the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to an organisation which works for the benefit of the community.
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The Ian Campbell MBE award – for individual initiative

This award provides people and community groups with the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to an individual who has worked for the benefit of the community.
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The Village Hall or Community Building award

This award recognises the work and contribution of a village hall or community building to the local community.
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The Outstanding Contribution to Volunteering award

A new award to recognise the value and impact of volunteer(s) who volunteer for a long period of time and make a difference to people, communities or voluntary and community sector organisations.
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The Most Inspiring Volunteer story award

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Event organiser of the year award


Who decides the the award winners?

A panel of Community Action Suffolk staff and some of the sponsors of the awards will assess all the nominations.