Community Achievement Awards

Community Achievement Awards are held annually to celebrate the work of individuals and projects in the voluntary and community sector that have made a significant difference to the communities of Rotherham.

Organised by Voluntary Action Rotherham on behalf of the Rotherham Partnership, the Awards first took place in 2003 and have celebrated the achievements of Rotherhams Voluntary and community sector. There are three award categories, each recognising the achievements of a:

Volunteer - This award recognises someone in Rotherham who has made an outstanding contribution to people and communities in Rotherham in a voluntary capacity.

Young Volunteer (Under 25) - This award recognises someone in Rotherham. aged under 25, who has made an outstanding contribution to people and communities in Rotherham in a voluntary capacity.

Project - This award recognises a project in Rotherham that has made an outstanding contribution to people and communities in Rotherham.

How do I nominate an individual, or project for an award?

Application forms will be available when nominations open which is normally in June each year.

Email copies of the form or paper forms and more information are available by calling 01709 834467 or emailing sarah.kelly@varotherham.org.uk.

Completed forms need to be returned to:

  • Community Achievement Awards
  • Freepost Plus RRYK-GEXC-CEBX
  • Voluntary Action Rotherham
  • Coke Hill
  • Rotherham S60 2HX

or by email to jan.smirthwaite@varotherham.org.uk

What happens?

After the closing date a panel will judge each nomination and will shortlist three nominations for each of the three categories. Those shortlisted will be invited to a glittering awards ceremony and dinner in November. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony and all the winners will receive a prestigious award in recognition of their work.

Last year’s winners

To view more details on the winners for 2015 Click Here:

Volunteer – Phil Bowers

Young Volunteer (Under 25) – Julia Bodorova

Project – Tassibee

A  Special Recognition Award was also awarded to Edna Bateman