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Voluntary Action Sheffield are delighted to announce the return of our Sheffield Community Awards in November 2023.
The awards recognise and celebrate the work of local communities; the volunteers, the groups, the charities, faith and voluntary organisations making a huge contribution to Sheffield people and communities.
The prestigious ceremony, held at The Octagon in November 2018, was well-attended with over 350 representatives from the charitable, public and private sectors, local businesses and government. 120 nominations were received across seven categories and the evening was buzzing with excitement and inspiration.
2023 Award Categories
The Sheffield Community Awards 2023, opened on September 12th 2023 and closed on October 8th 2023, celebrating the collective spirit, outstanding achievements, and unwavering resilience that define Sheffield’s community. We want to spotlight the extraordinary individuals and organisations that make Sheffield a remarkable place to live, work, volunteer, and thrive. The 2023 award categories celebrate excellence in diverse fields and recognise individuals, organisations, and community groups that have made outstanding contributions in their respective areas.
Our judging criteria have considered achievements, performance, impact, and potential, ensuring that the most deserving nominees are recognised.
The winners will be celebrated at a grand event on November 2nd, 2023, at Cutlers’ Hall, providing a platform for networking and celebration.
We invite all individuals, organisations, and community groups making a difference in their respective fields to apply for the 2023 awards and participate in this grand celebration of excellence.
Join us in honouring those who truly make Sheffield shine.
Employment & Skills Award
The Employment and Skills Award recognises organisations, groups or individuals who have helped others realise their potential/progression from learning, confidence, skills and/or employment.
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The judges seek organisations, groups, individuals or initiatives that have played a pivotal role in facilitating personal growth and progress. The judges are looking for those dedicated to empowering others through education, confidence-building, skill development, or employment opportunities. This award celebrates champions of potential, highlighting their transformative impact on lives and communities.
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Health & Wellbeing Award
The Health and Wellbeing Award recognises organisations, groups or individuals working to help people stay safe and keep well; organisation developing and employing effective strategies to motivate and encourage healthy lifestyle change.
The judges seek organisations, groups, individuals or initiatives committed to putting people at the centre. Judges look for those employing effective strategies to inspire and facilitate healthy lifestyle changes, demonstrating a strong commitment to enhancing people’s physical and mental well-being while fostering sustainable practices.
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The Partnership Award honours organisations, groups or individuals who have worked to build bridges, bring people and communities together, working constructively and positively with other organisations to make a difference for local people.
The judges seek organisations, groups, individuals, or initiatives demonstrating collaborative excellence. Judges look for those who have effectively built bridges and united communities by working constructively with others, organisations or networks. Judges look for impactful partnerships that have made a tangible and positive difference in the lives of local people, fostering unity and positive change.
Bringing People Together Award
The Bringing People Together Award recognises an organisation or community group who’ve done some positive work on bringing people of different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences together with a focus on equality and inclusion.
The judges seek nominees who have demonstrated exceptional dedication in uniting individuals from various backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. The judges will also look for initiatives that actively promote equality, inclusion and belonging, focusing on fostering understanding, empathy, and collaboration.
Great & Green Award
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This award recognises the exceptional contributions of individual volunteers who, through their selfless dedication and unwavering commitment, make a profound and positive impact on our community.
The award is to recognise the contribution of individual volunteers.
The judges are seeking individuals who stand out as beacons of volunteerism, embodying the spirit of selflessness and community service.
Open for Sponsorship
See The Shortlist
The moment you’ve all been waiting for has arrived! It’s time to reveal the exceptional individuals and organisations shortlisted for the prestigious Sheffield Awards 2023. We were overwhelmed by the incredible nominations that poured in – 396 in total -and now it’s time to spotlight those who truly excelled.
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Tuesday, 12th September 2023
Sunday, 8th October 2023
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Thursday, 2nd November 2023
Honouring the hearts of our city
The Sheffield Community Awards 2023 celebrate the collective spirit, outstanding achievements, and unwavering resilience that define Sheffield’s community.
Interested in sponsoring the awards? We have various sponsorship packages available. Please get in touch for our Sponsorship Packages Brochure.
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