With a number of award ceremonies now open for entries from 3rd Sector Charity, Community, and Christian organisations, now is a great time to show love and appreciation to countless unsung heroes by giving them your nomination.
These groups and organisation rely heavily on input from volunteers, people who freely donate countless hours and resources to providing services and support to people like you and I, often for no charge to us.
Say what you will about award ceremonies like the Oscars or the Grammys, but we think 3rd sector awards are a great way to honour and appreciate both the organisations and the volunteers that humbly do this work.
There are lots of these types of awards but we have selected 3 to highlight below:
• The Guardian Charity Awards 2015
For 23 years, these awards have showcased excellence among small and medium-sized charities and given a much-needed boost to organisations struggling to get the profile and funding they need to move forward.
They are still accepting entries, the closing date is midnight, Wednesday 5 August 2015.
The awards ceremony will be held in London in early December.
• MCG Awards
The MCG awards are now in their 3rd year and aims to celebrate unsung heroes across Manchester’s communities. Categories include ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’, ‘Community Project of the Year’, ‘Hero/Heroine of the Year’, amongst others.
Entries are now open. The closing date is midnight, Friday 30 August 2015.
The awards ceremony will be held in Manchester in December
• Premier Digital Awards
These awards seek to celebrate and encourage excellence in Christian engagement online. In the spirit of Philippians 4:8 their aim is to focus their attention on those people and projects that can serve as examples of best practice for the benefit of the Church.
Categories include ‘Blogger of the Year’, ‘Most Engaging Small Church Website’, and ‘Tweeter of the Year’, amongst others.
Entries are now open. The closing date is midnight, Friday 4 September 2015.
The awards ceremony will be held in London in November.
We encourage you to get nominating, whether it be for yourself or someone you know and let’s ‘spread the love’.[spacer style=”1″]
Over to you
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