Nominations for the High Sheriff’s Award 2020/2021 are now open
You can nominate a Berkshire-based individual, charity, organisation, or community group that makes a real difference to the lives of others. This year has been dominated by the pandemic and the award categories reflect the focus on supporting the exceptional work done by so many to support those in need in their communities during the crisis.
The categories are:
- Volunteer of the Year under 30: open to anyone under 30 who have gone the extra mile to make a difference.
- Volunteer of the Year over 30: open to anyone over 30 who have gone the extra mile to make a difference.
- New Group of the Year: open to all newly established groups supporting their communities in some way.
- Community Award: open to all groups and individuals who have strengthened, connected and/or encouraged their communities.
- Supporting the Isolated Award: open to all groups and individuals who have helped isolated people feel more connected and valued.
- High Sheriff Annual Award: open to those who have made a difference in law and order and/or the administration of justice.
Award winners will include exceptional leaders and groups through to people working quietly and effectively in the background. All will have gone the extra mile to improve the lives of those around them. The Awards are a way of giving recognition to people whose work might not otherwise have attracted appreciation from the normal sources — they are our ‘unsung heroes’. All nominees will be recognised, with runners-up and winners getting social media and press coverage, interviews and an awards event in March.
How to apply
- Download the application from the High Sheriff’s website here.
- The deadline for entries is 5pm on 31 January 2021.
- An independent panel will select the winners.
Awards will be presented in March 2021 (date and venue TBC). For further information please contact Mary Riall at firstname.lastname@example.org.