Now in its 14th year. The Community & Voluntary awards were introduced to recognise and celebrate the commitment and vibrancy of the community and voluntary sector in Waterford and to identify the value of the contribution made by groups in their communities.

This scheme would not be possible if it wasn’t for the organisers Waterford PPN in association with Waterford City & County Council and all the corporate sponsors.

The categories and sponsors for the 2018 awards are:

  • Arts & Culture – Sponsored by BHP Insurances
  • Community & Civic Pride – Sponsored by Local Link Waterford
  • Community/Social Enterprise – Sponsored by Waterford Local Enterprise Office
  • Pride of Place – Sponsored by Waterford City & County Council
  • Healthy, Active & Youth – Sponsored by Waterford PPN
  • Social Inclusion – Sponsored by Bus Éireann
  • Billy Mc Carthy Award for Outstanding Work by an Individual in the Community – Sponsored by WLRfm
  • Waterford City & County Mayors Award – Sponsored by Waterford City & County Council .

Brochure – The 2018 Brochure is kindly sponsored by Dungarvan Credit Union

Announcement of Winners

The award winners will be announced at a gala ceremony on November 22nd in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan and presented on the night by WLRfms Oliver Carroll and Mary O’ Neill. Delegates from ALL nominated groups will be invited to attend the ceremony for sit down banquet.

The Award scheme are now open for nominations and will close 28th September.

We would like to encourage all community and voluntary organisations to enter the scheme and look forward to meeting those groups at the Awards ceremony in November.

Any queries please contact: 

Muriel Tobin, Community & Voluntary Awards. Tel: 058-21198/086-1723298

Email: mtobin@waterfordcouncil.ie

Tramore & Waterford Arch Club  scooped the 2017 Mayor of Waterford City & County Council award at the 13th Annual Waterford PPN Community & Voluntary Awards last Thursday 23rd November at the gala ceremony in The Woodlands Hotel, Waterford and will represent Waterford at the 2018 IPB All Island Pride of Place Awards, a national competition.  This prestigious award is presented to the group which demonstrates excellence in Community Participation and Involvement, the judges saidNot only does this group offer a great facility it also increases awareness and understanding through the engagement of others within the community. As a volunteer group who are self funded this group is and excellent example of Social Inclusion.

A packed house of over 250 people attended which included Cllr. Pat Nugent, Mayor Waterford City & County Council, Senator Paudie Coffey, Senator Grace O’ Sullivan, Michael Walsh, CEO Waterford City & County Council, Council officials, sponsors, adjudicators, Secretariat members of Waterford PPN and representatives from all groups nominated for this year’s awards.

The winners of the individual categories were:

Gallows Hill Community Group winners of the Arts & Culture sponsored by BHP Insurance

Carrick United FC winners of the Community & Civic Pride Award sponsored by Local Link Waterford

Waterford in your Pocket winners of the Community & Social Enterprise Award sponsored by Waterford Local Enterprise Office

Ardmore Tidy Towns winners of the Environment Award sponsored by Waterford City & County Council

Ballinroad AFC winners of the Healthy, Active & Youth Award sponsored by Glanbia

Tramore & Waterford Arch Club winners of the Social Inclusion Award sponsored by Bus Éireann

The winner of the Billy McCarthy individual award sponsored by WLRfm went to Derek Delaney from Portlaw

Mayor of Waterford City & County Council Award and the group that will be representing Waterford in the 2018 All Island Pride of Place Awards went to Tramore & Waterford Arch Club

For full photos of the ceremony please visit Waterford PPN Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/waterfordppn/

 

 

Winners of the Mayor of Waterford City & County Council Award – Portlaw Task Force
Photo includes: Cllr. Adam Wyse, Mayor of Waterford City & County Council, CEO Waterford City & County Council, Michael Walsh. Members of Portlaw Task Force,
Waterford PPN Secretariat & Staff.
Photo Sean Byrne//Deise Media
Winners of the Mayor of Waterford City & County Council Award – Portlaw Task Force
Portlaw Task Force scooped the 2016 Mayor of Waterford City & County Council award at the 12th Annual Waterford Community & Voluntary Awards last Thursday 24th November at the gala ceremony in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan, chosen to represent Waterford at the 2017 IPB All Island Pride of Place Awards, a national competition. This prestigious award is presented to the group which demonstrates excellence in Community Participation and Involvement.

A packed house of over 250 people attended which included Cllr. Adam Wyse, Mayor Waterford City & County Council, CEO Waterford City & County Council, Michael Walsh, Council officials, sponsors, adjudicators, Secretariat members of Waterford PPN and representatives from the 76 groups nominated for this years awards.
The winners of the individual categories were
Ardmore Pattern Festival – Arts, Culture & Heritage – Sponsored by BHP Insurance
Klub Muzik – Children & Youth – Sponsored by Waterford PPN
Waterford City River Rescue – Community & Neighbourhood Services – Sponsored by WLRfm
19th/29th Ballygunner Scout Group – Healthy & Active Community – Sponsored by Glanbia
Portlaw Task Force – Pride of Place – Sponsored by Waterford City & County Council
Samaritans Waterford and South East Branch – Social Inclusion – Sponsored by Bus Éireann

 

Now in its 15th year. The Waterford PPN Community & Voluntary awards were introduced to recognise and celebrate the commitment and vibrancy of the community and voluntary sector in Waterford and to identify the value of the contribution made by groups and individuals in their communities.

This scheme would not be possible if it wasn’t for the organisers Waterford PPN in association with Waterford City & County Council and all the corporate sponsors.

The categories and sponsors for the 2019 awards are:

  • Arts & Culture – Sponsored by BHP Insurances
  • Community & Civic Pride – Sponsored by Local Link Waterford
  • Community/Social Enterprise – Sponsored by Waterford Local Enterprise Office
  • Environment – Sponsored by Waterford City & County Council
  • Healthy & Active Community – Sponsored by CareChoice
  • Social Inclusion – Sponsored by Expressway
  • Waterford City & County Mayors Award – Sponsored by Waterford City & County Council 
  • Waterford City & County Mayors Award – The winning group (Chosen from the winners of the 6 category awards) will represent Waterford in the 2020 All Island Pride of Place awards

  • Billy Mc Carthy Award – Outstanding Work by an Individual in the Community – Sponsored by WLRfm

 


 
Criteria & Guidelines

  • The awards are open to members and non-members of Waterford PPN
  • Groups can be nominated or can nominate themselves
  • A group can be eligible ONLY under one category.
  • You cannot nominate yourself for the Individual award
  • Winners from the 2017 & 2018 Awards are NOT eligible to apply for the 2019 Awards
 Adjudication Process

Nominations will be shortlisted by independent adjudicators, looking in particular for:

  • Contribution and positive impact of the group to the local/wider community
  • How representative the group is in the local/wider community
  • Level of voluntary involvement and participation
  • Use of  inclusive working methods
  • Future benefit to the local/wider Community

**All nominations shall be assessed on the basis of the information provided. There will be a shortlist of three in each category. Shortlisted groups MUST be prepared to be available to make a promotional short video clip (at no cost to the group).**

Awards Gala Ceremony

The awards will be announced and presented at the gala dinner ceremony on Thursday 21st November in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan. Delegates from ALL nominated groups will be invited to attend the ceremony. The ceremony will be presented by WLRfms Oliver Carroll & Mary O’ Neill. 

We would like to encourage all community and voluntary organisations to enter the scheme and look forward to meeting those groups at the Awards ceremony in November.

BROCHURE – The 2019 Brochure is kindly sponsored by Dungarvan Credit Union

 

 

 

The Award scheme will close FRIDAY 27th September. 

Word Documents

Group Category – Criteria

Group CategoryNomination Form

Billy Mc Carthy – Nomination Form & Criteria

Return by email no later than Friday 27th September to mtobin@waterfordcouncil.ie  

Any queries please contact: 

Muriel Tobin, Community & Voluntary Awards. Tel: 058-21198/086-1723298

Email: mtobin@waterfordcouncil.ie

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