Nominations Are Now Open For The Calderdale Community Spirit Awards 2020

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The awards are open to charities, community groups and volunteers who work in or deliver services in Calderdale. Charities and community groups can self-nominate.

To nominate, please visit The deadline for all nominations is 5.00 pm on 21st September 2020.


Charity of the Year – Sponsored by Riley & 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 Lattitude7

Awarded to a charity (registered after September 2018) 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.

Outstanding Individual Achievement – Sponsored by Wilby Insurance

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.

Arts & Culture – Sponsored by Croft Myl

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

Best Fundraising Campaign – Sponsored by Value Exchange

Awarded to a charity or community group based on innovative approaches coupled with exceeding funding targets.

Great and Green – Sponsored by Pulman Steal

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

Young Community Champion – Sponsored by Calderdale Council

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 Calderdale College

Awarded to a charity or community group 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.

Volunteer of the Year – Snowflake Media

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

Best Marketing Award – Sponsored by Townhall Dental

Awarded for a marketing campaign that used one or more of the following, social media, website/microsite, printed press, adverts, leaflets, video content, social activity campaign. May also include giveaways.

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