Time to Select and Cheer Your Favourite Volunteers!




If you’ve yet to get your nominations in for this year’s Cheering Volunteering awards then don’t worry, you still have time.

The awards are a chance to thank the many volunteers and voluntary organisations across Central Bedfordshire for the often-unheralded work which they do to help others in their community.

There are six different categories in which you can nominate people and you have until 20 April 2020 to do so.
  • Young Volunteer of the Year 
  • Volunteer of the Year 
  • Volunteer Group of the Year 
  • Outstanding Contribution 
  • Lifetime Achievement 
  • Sports and Wellbeing Volunteer of the Year
The winners will be announced at the awards and celebration evening at the Grove Theatre, in Dunstable, on Thursday, 4 June.

Free tickets are available for what promises to be a great evening’s entertainment, and which will again be compered by Billy Lee, the world's greatest Tom Jones tribute act.

The event is organised by Central Bedfordshire Council, working in partnership with the Volunteer Centres as part of Central Bedfordshire Together. It is sponsored by Central Bedfordshire Council, FCC Environmental, Ringway Jacobs, Prologis, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Jeakins Weir and Grand Union Housing.

We’re also running the Inspiring Volunteer grant scheme, with a total funding pot of £5,000, which offers small grants to help purchase equipment and kick start new (or expand existing) volunteer opportunities.

Grant awards will be made from a minimum of £100 to a maximum of £1,000.

Any group or organisation hoping to secure funding will need to show that the project they wish to spend the money on is located within Central Bedfordshire and/or will support primarily the residents of Central Bedfordshire.

To make an application or to find out more details, visit the website.

Councillor Carole Hegley, Executive Member for Social Care and Housing, said: “We’ve already had a good response in terms of nominations, but we’d love to hear from you if you’d like to say thank you to a local volunteer or voluntary organisation.

“Hearing all of the different stories on the awards evening is always inspirational, so the more the merrier!

“And if you know of a project which would benefit from our grants scheme, please get in touch.”

To make a nomination, book free tickets and to apply for a grant, visit www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/cheering-volunteering


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