Local infrastructure support is the beating heart of a community's voluntary sector. And this is the place where we thank them for everything they have done this year. We are asking our members to submit examples of where they have been excellent and we will showcase the best of the best in our online awards show.
We will be livestreaming our awards show via YouTube on Friday 4 December so anyone and everyone can join in (pets and nans welcome). We will have a few speakers, read out some of your nicer tweets and basically say a big old thank you to our members for being fabulous.
We have eight award categories, designed to reflect the variety of work our members do across their communities. Each category is outlined below or you can watch our video about them - if you prefer moving images and plinky-plonky music.
Beneath all of this is the 'how to submit your application' bit - which is really quite important.
For being the beating heart of the local VCS and the wider community
What have your team done?
How has this had an impact on the community
What have you learned
How has this changed your practice?
Anyone working for or volunteering with a NAVCA member who has shown exceptional leadership this past year
(Spoiler: they do not have to be a chair or CEO)
Who is your nomination about and what do they do
How have they demonstrated leadership?
What has the impact been?
How will your organisation make use of this person's leadership talent in the future?
Nominate anyone who is a
CEO of a NAVCA member
Who are they and where do they work
What makes them exceptional
Why do you think they deserve this award
What would it mean to your team if they won
Tell us how you have brought people together from all kinds of voluntary and community groups, to make connections, share what they do and support each other
How have you created opportunities for people and organisations to make connections with each other?
Who is involved
What has changed as a result of this work?
What feedback have you had from those involved?
Tell us how you have connected local initiatives and partners to work together on local projects, to share knowledge and resources for the benefit of the local community, voluntary organisations and community groups
How did you identify an opportunity as suitable?
How did you engage groups/organisations/people from your networks?
What changed as a result of this work?
What feedback did you have from participants?
Tell us how you encouraged local voluntary organisations and community groups with tools, information and practical expertise, so they could be the best they could be
How did you identify what your local group(s)/organisation(s) needed?
What did you create or source for them (tools/resources/expertise)
How did you share this with them?
What was the impact for them of using your support? What feedback did you receive?
Tell us how you made the case for, and spoke as the trusted voice of, the local voluntary community with local councils, NHS, government and others
Who did you speak to/meet with/contact?
How did you demonstrate your role as the trusted choice?
What evidence did you use to make the case and how did you present it?
What was the impact of your work?
Tell us how you worked with the local community to create and develop ways to meet the needs and aspirations of people in your area
How were the needs/aspirations of the community identified?
What was the process for deciding the way(s) of meeting those needs/aspirations?
What was created/developed?
What was the community response to that?
We want to encourage as many applications as possible. So please click the big red button and complete our very simple form. All we need are details of who you are (organisation and contact person), a few words about the initiative, activity, piece of work you are submitting about and then a short video describing the work you have been doing (see some technical criteria below). The winners of each award will have their video included in our awards show on Friday 4 December.
Deadline for submissions is 10am on 25 November 2020!
• Ideally 30 frames per second (60 as second choice)
• Landscape - so if you are recording on your phone just turn it 90 degrees!
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