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Awards Categories

These categories outline the nine areas of nomination. The category that the individual is nominated for is determined by the focus of the work of the organisation that they volunteer in.

Arts, Culture & Media
Organisations such as libraries, galleries, theatres, drama groups, cultural centres, film and photography groups, heritage groups, community radio, etc.

Health & Disability
Organisations working with and for people who are ill or disabled, either mentally or physically (or both) to improve quality of life.

Children & Young People
Organisations working to provide for the welfare, safety, and wellbeing of children and young people.

Campaigning & Awareness Raising
Organisations whose core focus is on human rights, awareness raising, and campaigning around injustice.

Organisations which are community based such as community centres, schools, church groups, neighbourhood groups, etc.

Emergency & Ambulance Services
Organisations such as first responders, first aid, search and rescue, mountain rescue, the Coast Guard, etc.

Social Work
Organisations covering a range of fields including homelessness, the prison service, asylum seekers, domestic violence, hospices, drugs, victim support, etc.

Animals & Environment
Organisations which are involved in working with animals in both a therapeutic and a caring context, as well as organisations which are focused on environmental issues, safety and/or sustainability.

Sports & Recreation
Organisations such as sports clubs, recreation centres, leisure clubs/centres, hill walking groups, fitness, play groups, dancing clubs, etc.

Find out more in our Nomination FAQ.


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