Nominations are now open for the Bristol Social Impact Awards (formerly The Voscurs).
This prestigious awards ceremony will return on Thursday February 29th, and now is your chance to show your appreciation for a local third sector organisation.
To nominate, please click here: https://forms.office.com/e/magrPttBg5
Bristol Social Impact Awards is a major awards event bringing together organisations across all sectors that strive to make Bristol a great place to live, work, or volunteer.
At this event, you will get the chance to network with organisations from the business, public and charitable sectors to celebrate the achievements of all social purpose organisations.
All awards will be nominated by people across the city through a publicly promoted process; nominations will be received by a panel of representatives from the business, Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE), and public sectors with expertise in each category.
Sponsors for each award will be invited to participate on the panel to determine the award winner.
The awards are listed below:
The Batook Pandya Award for Inclusion
This award, in memory of Batook Pandya MBE, founder of SARI (Stand Against Racism & Inequality), is for a social purpose organisation that recognises, promotes, and celebrates inclusion.
The Volunteer of the Year Award
This award is for an individual who has made a notable difference through their volunteer work in the community, making an inspirational contribution to the VCSE sector.
The Equity and Diversity Award
This award is for an organisation in the VCSE sector that has embedded equitable approaches throughout its strategy and delivery to achieve better diversity.
The Inspirational Community Leader Award
This award is for an individual who has made a difference in the community and/or the whole city through volunteering, campaigning, or leading others to make a difference to our community life in Bristol.
The Partnership Award
This award recognises excellence in partnership working and celebrates collaborative leadership from social purpose organisations in the sector.
The Environmental Award
In response to the global climate emergency, this award is for a social purpose organisation that has either taken actions to contribute to the target of a carbon neutral Bristol by 2030 or supported collective climate action in their community or citywide.
The Young Community Leader Award
This award is for a young person or group of young people (aged 16-25) that have made a difference in their community and/or the whole city through volunteering, campaigning or leading others to make an inspiring contribution to the VCSE sector.
The Team of the Year Award
This award celebrates a team in a VCSE sector organisation that works exceptionally well together, for the benefit of the people and communities they aim to help.
The Bristol Innovation Award
This award recognises and celebrates social purpose organisations leading innovative new approaches to tackling poverty and inequality in our city.
The Cost-of-Living Crisis Response Award
This award recognises an organisation that has taken unprecedented action to build and strengthen their resilience, showing adaptability, and allowing them to respond to the challenges of the Cost-of- Living Crisis.
The Good Governance Award
This award recognises social purpose organisations going above and beyond to implement great governance and celebrates the impact this has on their sustainability.
The Lorraine Bush Award for Resilience
This award, in memory of Lorraine Bush, a key member of the team who set up Hawkspring, is for an organisation that has demonstrated inspiring resilience.
Want to find out more? Contact Voscur Policy & Communications Coordinator, Tom Dewey firstname.lastname@example.org