This week we are pleased to feature a guest post from ACVO on The Aberdeen Impact Awards.
Nominations for the awards are now open and it’s a great opportunity to help recognise and celebrate the fantastic work that Aberdeen’s Third Sector does.
Aberdeen is home to thousands of third sector organisations. From the large-scale charities which work with hundreds of clients each year to the social enterprises which deliver jobs and services in the community right through to the small bands of volunteers who team up to make their own neighbourhoods a nicer place to live, each makes an impact on the life of our city.
But they don’t always get the recognition they deserve.
The Aberdeen Impact Awards aim to put that right.
Now into their second year, the Aberdeen Impact Awards are a chance for local people to thank the third sector organisations which mean the most to them. Whether you’ve benefited directly from a service, been inspired by a fantastic fundraising campaign or admired a clever cooperation between two or more groups, we invite you to nominate your top charities, social enterprises, voluntary organisations and even one supportive private firm or public sector department for awards.
We’re proud to have created this opportunity to reward Aberdeen’s third sector organisations but we also know they would be nothing without the dedication of their staff and volunteers. With this in mind, nominations are also invited for both the Active Citizen Award, which recognises one outstanding individual, and the Saltire Summit Awards, which are part of a wider scheme rewarding young volunteers.
The Saltire Summit Awards will be judged by a team of young people, while eight of the other categories will be judged by ACVO’s Alison Chandler, Michelle Herd from Northsound Cash for Kids, Keith Miller from Central Insurance and Patsy Telford of Aberdeen Social Enterprise Network.
Finally, for those of you attending our Insight Aberdeen Third Sector and Volunteering Fayre at The Music Hall on 20th July (and we really think that should be all of you), there will be an opportunity to vote for your favourite of the 46 stallholders on the day.
The winners of all ten awards will receive their prizes onstage at 3pm and we hope that you’ll join us in giving them all a big cheer!
To find out more about the Aberdeen Impact Awards, please visit http://www.acvo.org.uk/aberdeenimpactawards.html