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2023 Award Nominations
  • Make nominations online for Fife's 2023 Volunteering and Voluntary Sector Awards.
    Nominations close on Wednesday 19 April.

    Many organisations and volunteers are doing some truly exceptional work and fully deserve special recognition. We're inviting you to nominate those outstanding volunteers and organisations to receive that recognition and an award at our Awards Ceremony.

    Our celebrations this year will be held at the Glen Pavilion in Dunfermline. Those shortlisted for Awards will receive an invitation to the Ceremony, along with the person who nominated them.

    Our event is attracting a lot of interest and a healthy amount of sponsorship this year. Partners are keen to join with us, and you, in celebrating our sector and the work we do. The event can only be a success with your support - please nominate your volunteers and those organisations who you think deserve an award.

    The Awards Ceremony is reliant upon people making nominations - this form allows you to do just that. Please complete it to the best of your ability and contact us if you need assistance.

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    Trustee/Board Member Award This category is open to any trustee, committee or board member in any third sector organisation operating in Fife. This award is for anyone who has carried out exceptional work whilst serving on the committee of an organisation
    Volunteering into Work Award This category is for anyone who used volunteering as a stepping stone into employment. The individual may no longer be volunteering with you, but volunteering led to them taking up employment
    Mature Volunteer Award This category is open to anyone over the age of 60 who makes a considerable difference to your organisation
    Inspirational Volunteer Award This category is open to anyone who, through volunteering, has overcome obstacles and reached significant personal achievements - inspiring others along the way. Help them get the recognition they deserve
    Active Volunteer Award This category is open to any individual who has demonstrated outstanding contribution in a physically active role. This might include sport and outdoor activity projects
    Young Volunteer Award This category is open to volunteers under the age of 25 who have shown reliability, commitment and enthusiasm for their role
    Volunteer of the Year Award This category is open to any individual volunteer in Fife who you feel deserves the recognition of being crowned 'Volunteer of the Year'
    Long Service Award This allows you to reward volunteers for particularly long service - all volunteers nominated here will receive a long service award certificate (there's no shortlisting or winners for this category)

    Socially Enterprising Award This category is open to any organisation that has demonstrated growth through income generation, leading to a more sustainable and healthy community presence. This category is open to all organisations, including (but not limited to) social enterprises
    Super Start-up Award This category is open to any new organisation, group, project or department within the third sector that has opened its doors in the past two years and has demonstrated substantial impact on the local community, adding value to local economy or changing the lives of their service users/clients/community
    Active Organisation Award This category is open to any organisation, club or project that engages in or champions the promotion of health and wellbeing whilst increasing physical activity
    Reducing Inequalities Award This category is open to any organisation/department that actively promotes and practices reducing inequalities. This might be achieved by working to reduce health inequalities or by tackling poverty for service users, members, staff, volunteers and/or the community in general
    Partnership Award This category is open to any third sector organisation that has worked successfully in partnership with another organisation(s) to deliver a service in Fife. The partnership can have taken any form, and can include private sector companies, but must have involved at least one third sector organisation
    Organisation of the Year This is for any organisation demonstrating a significant impact on their local community. The organisation might have: a brilliant team of staff/volunteers, have displayed growth and sustainability or achieved exceptional results
    Equality and Diversity Award This award is for an organisation which has worked hard to be more inclusive - for their staff, volunteers and/or service users. You do not have to be an equalities organisation for this award. Organisations that have done some inspiring or significant work to improve circumstances for just one of the nine protected characteristics are just as eligible
    Green/Environmental Award This category is open to any organisation (not necessarily environmentally focussed) that has improved its ways of working for an environmental benefit. There might be: measurable reductions in carbon footprint, an improvement in recycling procedures or an innovative way to reuse resources.

    Make a nomination Please note: The information you supply will be used on certificates/awards/medals. Please ensure all names are spelt correctly, no abbreviations are used, and the correct titles are used throughout. Should the wrong information be supplied there may be a charge to have a replacement award produced.

    Note: Those shortlisted under each category will automatically be put forward for Volunteer or Organisation of the Year.
    Tell us about who you are nominating:

    Now please tell us about you, the person making the nomination:

    Almost done - just one more question to answer.
    If you are nominating a volunteer for a Long Service Award, please tell us how many years service they have:

    Or, for all other nominations, please tell us why you think they deserve this award:

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What's this for?

You can use this web form to nominate a volunteer or an organisation for Fife's 2023 Volunteering and Voluntary Sector Awards.

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday 19 April.

Nominations can be made by members of the public or anybody with a connection to a volunteer or voluntary sector organisation in Fife.

You can make nominations across as many categories as you want (one at a time!), but please only submit one nomination per volunteer or organisation under each category - duplicate nominations from the same person will be disregarded.

Please feel free to let other organisations/professionals in your network know about our Awards Ceremony.

Thank you.

Data Protection and Privacy
We will only use information provided on this nominations page for the nominations and Awards process. We will not share any personal data provided here with anybody that is not directly involved in the Awards nomination and judging process. Please contact us if you have queries or concerns about the use of personal data.

Brief Guidance
Things to consider which will help judges to assess against their criteria:

- Has the volunteer been dependable and enthusiastic?

- Has the volunteer/organisation had a positive impact on their community/group/club, members or service users?

- Has the volunteer/organisation shown responsibility and taken their role/purpose seriously?

- Has the volunteer/organisation been particularly creative and/or innovative?

- Has their involvement gone beyond what would normally be expected of a volunteer/organisation? - Has the volunteer overcome barriers to volunteering e.g. health issues, family/work commitments? - If the nomination is for the Active Volunteer Award, has this volunteer contributed significantly to your organisation without having a particularly sport-based background, for example?

- Have you included current evidence of volunteering?
Need Help?
If you need any help to complete a nomination, or have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0800 389 6046 during business hours, or e-mail [email protected] at any time.