Voluntary and Community Awards 2019



This month we launched the North Northumberland Voluntary Forum’s Voluntary and Community Awards 2019 in recognition of the achievements and hard work carried out by volunteers and community groups in Berwick-upon-Tweed and North Northumberland.

Local charities, voluntary and community groups will take centre stage this year for this unique invitation only award evening which will be held on Thursday 4 July 2019 at the Black and Gold, Tweedmouth. This invitation only awards evening will acknowledge the amazing contribution made by volunteers and community groups and celebrate the tremendous work that is carried out by individuals, groups and organisations in North Northumberland.

Jane Pannell, Chair of North Northumberland Voluntary Forum explained “We’re proud to be presenting these awards again and delighted to have received for the third year support from Simpson McCreath Trust acknowledging the value they place on the voluntary sector within the community. This is a real opportunity to raise the profile of community and voluntary groups and to celebrate the achievements of volunteers throughout North Northumberland. When you come to nominate please think about the people and organisations that have made such a contribution to our communities. There’s a range of categories – hopefully one to fit every nomination. Last years awards were a huge success and the standards of entries were extremely high making judging very difficult. Age has no barriers when it comes to volunteering and being part of the community.  We will look forward to receiving your nominations – individual, voluntary and community groups and local businesses.”

If you know of any unsung heroes who give up their valuable time for others or outstanding community groups, local charities or voluntary groups that need to be thanked for the work they carry out in the community then please think about nominating them for a 2019 award – it’s the ideal thing to do. Last year the following categories were awarded

  • Grassroots Award
  • Project/Organisation of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Youth Volunteer of the Year
  • The Lady Rose Crossman Life Time Achievement Award
  • Local Business Support Award

You can download the North Northumberland Voluntary Forum Voluntary and Community Awards 2019 Nomination Form from this website and complete as much information as you can and return it to North Northumberland Voluntary Forum. Closing date for nominations will be Monday 3 June 2019 at 5pm. Judging will take place by independent judges and short listed award nominations and their nominees will be invited to attend an invitation only award evening on Thursday 4 July. Good luck!