Nominations open for the Portsmouth Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2017
People across Portsmouth are being asked to nominate inspirational individuals or groups for the Portsmouth Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2017.
The awards recognise volunteers who make a real difference to their area or the lives of others.
Organised by Portsmouth Together and Pompey in the Community, the awards are funded through support from local businesses and nominations open until Sunday 26th March 2017.
Individuals or teams can be nominated for the following award categories:
Environment & Conservation supported by Snows BMWi
My Community supported by The Southern Co-operative
Arts, Culture and Heritage supported by IBM UK
Community Sport supported by ValueYou
Health and Social Care supported by Colas
Education and Mentoring supported by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors
Up to three nominees will be shortlisted for each award by a panel of judges made up of representatives from the Portsmouth Voluntary and Community Network and the award sponsors.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony at Fratton Park on Tuesday 6th June, during Volunteers' Week 2017.
The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Cllr David Fuller said: "The awards are our chance to celebrate not only the excellence of volunteers, but the amazing things we can accomplish when we work together to make Portsmouth the best city it can be. The judges will be looking for volunteers who have shown outstanding enthusiasm and commitment, who have given exceptional service or contributed particular depth of experience, or who have achieved great impact through their volunteering."