Calderdale Community Spirit Awards,

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  • July 6, 2017

It’s back!

Join the Community Foundation for Calderdale, for the 2017 Calderdale Community Spirit Awards, where we celebrate, acknowledge and appreciate the efforts of the best charities, community groups and volunteers in the area. It will be an evening to remember as we hear touching stories of bravery, determination and ultimately success from the Men & Women who do so much to keep their causes alive and at the forefront of our minds.

While the Community Spirit Awards are being held in Halifax, they are open to all charitable organisations in Calderdale.

We know Calderdale is teeming with excellent charities, community groups, and volunteers, and we want them to be recognised and celebrated for the great work they do. So, if your charitable organisation is doing something great nominate your organisation, if you have been supported by a local charitable group nominate them, or if you have a volunteer you just couldn’t live without let us know.

We have 13 categories to choose from and you can nominate your organisation/ individual in more than one.

Charity Of The Year – Sponsored by Riley and Co

Awarded to a charity that has delivered outstanding service to its beneficiaries, promoted and raised its cause, been clear in its goals and strategy, and demonstrated excellence, especially within the last year.

Best New Charity -Sponsored by Latitude 7

Awarded to a charity (registered after September 2015) that has made a demonstrable impact since its foundation, achieved awareness of its cause, mission and activities, and set the foundations of excellent management and accountability for the future.

Best Use Of Technology -Sponsored by Digital Renovators

Awarded to a charity which has demonstrated an innovative and effective use of technology in any area of its operations in 2016/17. Examples could include the innovative use of a website, mobile technology, social media and other forms of technology.

Corporate And Community Partnership – Sponsored by ABS Print UK

Awarded to a commercial company and a local charity that has demonstrated a positive impact on the local community in 2016/17.

Arts And Culture Sponsored by Croft Myl

Awarded to a charity active in the arts (visual arts-music-film-photography-writing-drama- dance-design) which have demonstrated passion and enthusiasm in making a significant contribution to the wider community.

Outstanding Achievement Award Sponsored by Wilby

Awarded to a person who has demonstrated dedication, professionalism and integrity throughout their career, and who has produced a demonstrably positive effect on the sector through their work and management over at least a 15 year period.

Fundraising Campaign Sponsored by

Awarded to a campaigning team of a charity on the basis of innovative approaches coupled with exceeding funding targets during 2016/17.

Great And Green Sponsored by Pullman Steel

Awarded to an individual, school or charity which is having a positive impact on the community and/or raising the profile of environmental issues.

Social Care, Advice And Support Sponsored by Heights UK

Awarded to a charity demonstrating dedication and professionalism in providing care and support to the most vulnerable people in our community; in tackling issues such as loneliness, dementia support, social isolation, helping to change attitudes and promote the needs of vulnerable people locally.

Young Community Champion Sponsored by Impact Multi Academy Trust & Halifax Academy

Awarded to a young person 21 years old or under, who have engaged, inspired and motivated their peers or other people in support of a social cause or initiative.

Breakthrough Of The Year sponsored by Elcons

Awarded to a charity for successfully developing something new or different. Areas could include supporter and/or donor engagement, putting a piece of research to good use, extending the reach of the charity or introducing a new way of working.

Governance Sponsored by Hanson Plywood 

Awarded to a board of trustees (or management committee) that has championed the charity and has identified and responded to an opportunity for the benefit of the community that the charity exists to serve. Examples could include new ways of working, whether alone or in partnership, and new fundraising or financial models.

Volunteer of the Year – Sponsored by Community Foundation for Calderdale

Awarded to the volunteer who has displayed the greatest commitment and achievement to a charity, voluntary sector organisation or the community.

This year thanks to our main sponsors BCA leisure, Covea Insurance and Riley and Co, tickets to the event will cost £20 per person and will include a drinks reception, three-course meal and awards show. The Awards show will be held on September 28th 2017. Closing date for nominations is August 4th.


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