About the Kent Charity Awards
The aim of these awards is to showcase the hard work and perseverance that charities and voluntary groups undertake to make the lives of others better. There are currently no similar awards in Kent and these awards will be unique and become an important date in the third sector diaries. The Kent Charity Awards will be open to both small and large charities whether a branch of a national charity, a small community based charity or a voluntary group.
New for 2015/16
This year we have launched two new awards – the Volunteer of the Year and the Trustee of the Year. These two awards recognise the difficulties faced by charities in raising funds and also the incredibly valuable contributions made by trustees, both are a vital asset to any charities and work tirelessly for their organisation.
Trustee of the Year
Trustees are responsible for ensuring that the Charity runs effectively and follows good practice in all relevant areas. Where a management team is in place the trustee should encourage and provide advice to management and challenge them in a constructive manner. Trustees are ultimately responsible for the Charity and do this role as volunteers.
This award will be given to the trustee who the judges feel demonstrates a contribution to their Charity and had a major impact in the Charity’s ability to benefit its beneficiaries.
Volunteer of the Year
Volunteers make a difference to any charity or community project. They often work tirelessly doing extraordinary things to help make the lives of others better and the Kent Charity Awards judges would like to reward their commitment. Volunteers are involved in many activities, such as youth work, schools, mentoring, arts, drama, community projects, sports projects to name just a few. So if you know someone that you feel goes that extra mile please nominate them for this award.
Entering awards can sometimes take up time and resources, however the benefits of becoming a finalists can outweigh the extra hours spent on filling in the application form. You are suddenly putting your organisation on a pedestal and saying yes we are a good team, we have good ideas and we believe that the work we do in helping the lives of others should receive recognition.
Entering the Kent Charity Awards is a win win situation. Below are just some of the benefits of entering the Kent Charity Awards receive a printed profile in the KM Group newspapers but you will also receive:
- The awards are free to enter
- Showcase your hard work
- Receive recognition and add credibility to your charity/voluntary group
- Your organisation highlighted in The KM Group newspaper
- The KCA Judges will choose 21 finalists who will be invited to the gala evening (March 2016). Each finalist will receive complimentary tickets which will include a 3 course dinner, award certificates, trophies and cash prizes
- Free profile on the Kent Charity Awards website
The awards are easy to enter. You can fill in the forms here
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