We know local residents provide so much support to community businesses across the UK in order to enable them to become sustainable, thriving and community-focused. However, this Award is looking to recognise the efforts of one community business which goes above and beyond to support and invest in its staff, volunteers and service users. Examples might include the facilitation of IT cafés, volunteer training schemes, book swaps, language classes, or something else entirely.
The Awards judges will be looking for:
- In what way does your community business support local people (e.g. IT Café, volunteer training scheme)?
- When did your community business implement the system/s to support local people?
- Why does your community business want to support local people? (E.g because they are service users and investors in the business)
- Who provides the service (e.g training scheme, IT café) for your community business and do they have an interesting story?