Community Contribution Award

Plunkett Foundation,  in partnership with Rural Housing Association Hastoe Housing are delighted to be launching a Community Contribution Award to recognise and celebrate individuals involved with a community-owned business, who have gone above and beyond the call of duty during the recent months of lockdown, in order to support their communities.

Nominations for the Community Contribution Award has now closed.

The nominations that have been received will be reviewed and shortlisted to three finalists, by a judging panel made up of sponsors, including award sponsor Hastoe Housing. The final three will then go to a public vote between 26th October and 13th November to find the winner of the Community Contribution Award.

The winner will be announced during a special online event on the 24th November – more details about that to follow shortly.

The nomination with the most votes will receive a cheque for £250 to donate to their chosen community-owned business.

Contribution Awards – FAQ

The nomination round will open on Tuesday 22nd September 2020 and will close at 5pm on Friday 9th October 2020.

Anyone is eligible to make a nomination, so whether you are a customer, committee member or community business manager, you can nominate an outstanding individual community member.

We are looking for nominations of individuals who are involved with a community-owned business that is located within the UK. The community business may be rural or urban.

All nominations received will be reviewed by a team of Plunkett staff before being whittled down to a top ten. A judging panel made up of individuals from Plunkett sponsors, including award sponsor Hastoe Housing, will then come together virtually on Friday 16th October to decide on the final three that will go to a public vote. The judging panel will be looking at three main criteria to help find the final three:

1. The lengths the individual went to to support their community

2. The impact the individuals efforts had on the community

3. The overall story of the nomination

The voting round will open at 9am on Monday 26th October 2020 and will close at 5pm on Friday 13th November 2020.

Only one vote per email address will count. Multiple votes won’t be counted.

The person who receives the most votes will be named the winner of the Community Contribution Award.

Yes, the individual will receive a cheque for £250 for them to donate to their chosen community business.

If you’d like to support the work of the Plunkett Foundation why not become a Plunkett member?

Membership starts from £20 per year and by being a member, you’ll be helping to shape the future of community businesses.

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Our sincere thanks to Hastoe Housing for kindly sponsoring Plunkett’s Community Contribution Award.

Hastoe Group