The Directory of Social Change (DSC) is seeking nominations for its fifth Social Change Awards 2011. The DSC Awards are open for nominations from all those working to achieve a positive change in society.
Whether you are an individual, a company, public body or funder, if you are passionate about social change there is a category to recognise your efforts.
DSC established these awards to be different from the many other charity sector awards. “forget linen table cloths and hefty ticket prices – this will be an inclusive, fun and informal event with inspiring speakers and some great stories from entrants“.
The closing date for nominating others is 19th August or 26th August if you nominate yourself.
There are four categories and five awards:
•Everyday Impact Award
•The Great Giving Funders Award
•Lifetime Achievement Award
Three nominees will be shortlisted in each category. The shortlisted nominees will be invited to the Awards Ceremony in December. The winner of the public vote will receive a original, personlised cartoon drawn by Grizelda.
Social Change Awards Now Open. Please note there is no monetary award for winners. All organisations and individuals must be based in the UK to be eligible for the Social Change Awards. Their work, however, can be international.
Everyday Impact Award
We all have a story about someone who gets off their backside and achieves something positive for the cause they care about. These are the people or organisations that have a clear vision for change. They engage and involve others to bring about real and concrete results that can be seen and felt on a daily basis. An everyday impact could be made by a person who devises a recreation scheme for communities around the country to engage young people in football.
There will be TWO awards for this category: one for ‘new’ enterprises that have recently started up and been running for up to 5 years; the other, for longer-term sustained enterprises. Both are for people or small local companies, organisations, or community groups who have a clear vision for positive change and have been able to engage others to bring about concrete results that can be seen and felt on a daily basis.
This award is soley for individuals that really know which buttons to press to make things happen – from campaigning for a change in law to bringing together different groups to acheive what might have seemed impossible. We want to acknowledge the determination and hard work required to communicate clearly, put forth a persuasive argument and win people over to bring about positive change.
The Great Giving* Funders Award
This award is for funders that demonstrate a clear understanding of their beneficiaries and funding environment. The funder will be able to demonstrate that they apply and use that understanding to inform and improve grant making by giving clear guidance and support. The funder shows a willingness to work with applicants to address concerns and demonstrate a response to changing needs in the wider environment.
* For more information about DSC’s Great Giving Campaign, click here.
Lifetime Achievement Award
This award is for individuals who have made a major impact on their organisation/community and have devoted their time and energy to acheiving sustained positive change over the span of their working life. Their work will demonstrate measurable positive results and changes that have made a difference to individuals or the wider community.
You can nominate yourself/your own organisation or recommend others for nomination. Please note, all organisations and individuals must be based in the UK to be eligible, their work however, can be international.
The nomination process is simple:
Visit Social Change Awards Online click here Social Change Awards Now Open.
Select the award you would like to enter
Complete the online application and submit
If you have nominated someone else, the awards committee will chase down the nomination for a full application form.
The judging panel will select three shortlist nominees for each category and they will be presented for the public vote in October. Winners and runners-up of each category will receive a personalised, framed drawing from Grizelda during the Social Change Awards Ceremony in December.
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