The Community Inspiration Awards has been organised by the Community Foundation, to recognise outstanding contributions made by staff from public sector organisations and members of the community, whose efforts have made a positive difference in the community and has inspired and motivated others.
This year’s Community Inspiration Awards will be held on the 28th July 2016, where a panel of esteemed judges will announce the winners.
With 16 award categories to choose from, you can nominate someone who you think deserves an award or send a self-nomination application, with the support of an independent verifier (someone who can vouch for your good work).
The closing date for nominations is Thursday 24th March 2016.
Completed applications should be sent before the deadline to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or posted to: Community Foundation, 20 St Silas Square, Birmingham, B19 1QW
Finalist will be presented with an award from the following 16 award categories:
- Lifetime Achievement Award
This award is to recognise the outstanding achievements made by a person throughout their lifetime and is an inspiration to others.
- Duty to the Community Award
This award is to recognise a politician for their dedication to serve the community through thick and thin to bring about improvements in their constituent area or to a community.
- Bringing People Together Award
This award is to recognise outstanding people or a group who have improved community cohesion by bringing together people from different backgrounds and cultures to work together.
- Environment Champion Award
This award is to recognise a person or an organisation that has helped to make positive improvements to the environment
- Sports Award
This award is to recognise a person who has excelled in sporting, or a club that has supported people to realise their full potential and sporting talent.
- Volunteer Award
This award is to recognise a person who has dedicated their time and energy voluntarily to an organisation or cause through which they have made a significant difference in the community.
- Education Achievement Award
This award is to recognise students who have strived hard and made significant progress to make outstanding academic success in their study at school, college or university.
- Good Neighbour Award
This award is to recognise someone with a heart of gold, who is always on hand to help out their neighbours and make everyday life better for their neighbours.
PUBLIC SERVICES CATEGORY
- Community Reassurance Award
This award is to recognise the outstanding contribution made by a member of the West Midlands Police Service or a policing team who have worked hard with the community to successfully improve community safety or cut fear of crime.
- Public Services Award
This award is to recognise an outstanding contribution made by an officer or a team from the council or housing association by going the extra mile to respond to the service needs of the community and improve customer satisfaction.
- Fire Fighter Award
This award is to recognise an outstanding fire fighter or a team who have put their own lives at risk to save people/property from fire or who have worked hard to improve fire safety.
- Health & Well Being Award
This award is to recognise the significant contribution made by a health practitioner or a team to improve health and well-being of the community though their continuous dedication and commitment to help others going beyond their call of duty.
- Education Service Award
This award is to recognise a person or a team who has been innovative in creating opportunities for people to get into education or complete their education who otherwise would not have studied.
- Media Award
This award is to recognise a person or a media company that has promoted positive messages/productions to foster better community spirit.
- Business & Enterprise Award
This award is to recognise businesses that have made positive contribution to their locality and or customers.
- Community Organisation Award
This award is to recognise an outstanding voluntary organisation that has made a positive impact on the community through their continuous dedication and passion to help the community.