Last updated 24 March 2023
Stockport Greenspace Volunteer Awards 2023
Nominations are now open!
We're delighted to announce the Stockport Greenspace volunteers Award 2023.
These awards acknowledge the invaluable work and commitment of Stockport’s many dedicated volunteers and groups who help make the borough a welcoming place for visitors and residents. Nominations can be made by anyone for any individual or group whose work benefit the borough’s greenspaces and are invited against the following categories:
Think Stockport Greenspace (2 awards)
Working with Ambition
This award recognises how volunteer groups or individuals have made links or partnerships with other organisations and groups, to assist in improvements for greenspace for the benefit of the community.
Describe how the individual/group has worked with local partners or organisations through their volunteering and the difference this has made to the greenspaces or the community through those links, citing examples if possible.
This award recognises the innovative ways volunteers work, for example by raising awareness through platforms such as social media or using funding to support a greenspace improvement project and the significance and difference the project has made to the community and how it has inspired others.
Describe how the individual has benefited a green space or greenspace project through an innovative approach, giving examples.
Fair and Inclusive (2 awards)
Equality and Accessibility
This award recognises volunteering initiatives that promote equality and accessibility. This may be down to creative approaches in reaching and recruiting volunteers; flexible and inclusive ways of engaging with and supporting volunteers.
Describe what the group has achieved through inclusive volunteering and the difference they have made, citing examples if possible.
Health and Wellbeing
This award recognises an individual or group who support people in our communities to enhance their health and wellbeing. This includes projects that promote active and healthy lifestyles in the community.
Describe what the group has achieved to enhance health and wellbeing through their volunteering and the difference they have made, giving examples
Volunteer of the Year (3 awards)
Achieving as a Team or Friends of Group
This award recognises the joint efforts of volunteers. The team might demonstrate strength, commitment, passion, or creativity in successfully achieving their goals, and will have made a significant difference in the community.
Describe what the group has achieved through their collective volunteering and the difference they have made, giving examples.
This award recognises an individual with an outstanding contribution to volunteering in greenspace. Nominees could have volunteered over a long period of time, or may have gone above and beyond to make an outstanding contribution.
Describe what the individual has achieved through their volunteering and the difference they have made, plus any personal qualities and attributes that they bring to the role, giving examples.
The Rising Star award is for a young volunteer up to and including 16 years old, who has taken pride in their volunteering to make a real difference and made an active and significant contribution to their local greenspace or group.
Describe what the young volunteer has achieved through their volunteering and the difference they have made, plus any personal qualities and attributes that they gained through the role, giving examples.
Environment Award (Looking after the environment)
This award recognises an individual or group who is engaged with environmental activities. This could include education, outdoor learning, conservation, or gardening. They may have worked to enhance environmental projects or local initiatives linked with community orchards or meadows.
Describe what the individual/group has achieved to benefit the environment of the sites or the groups credentials/improvements through training/learning events and the difference this has made to the greenspaces or the community to improve the local environment, giving examples.
Nominations are now open!
To make a nomination, complete this form.
Or to request a paper nomination form, email: email@example.com
Nominations must include a supporting statement of no more than 500 words. The panellists reserve the right to reallocate nominations to an appropriate category if required.
The closing date for entries is 31 May 2023.
The shortlist for each award will be announced by 30 June, with winners announced in July. Details of our Judges and Awards Presentation will be announced over the coming months.
We look forward to hearing about all the great work in the borough by our brilliant Greenspace Volunteers!
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