Are you passionate about helping others? Do you help your neighbour or someone in your community? Are you giving up your free time to a good cause that helps individuals or groups? Then these awards are for you.

Volunteering is an opportunity to do something great, offering your time for a good cause or practice. It helps with your mental wellbeing, connects you with your community, and looks good on your CV. So, are you out there?

We want to recognise and celebrate the amazing work done by individuals, young people and groups across our communities over the last year.  We are therefore, running our Community Champions Awards again in 2024.

Who can enter?

Anyone living in one of our communities can enter themselves or nominate a group or individual.

What are the categories?
  • Volunteer of the Year Award
    Awarded to an individual over the age of 25 who makes a difference by giving up their time to support their neighbours and local community.
  • Voluntary Group of the Year Award
    Awarded to a group of people who make a difference by giving up their time to support their neighbours and local community.
  • Young Volunteer Award
    Awarded to someone aged 25 or under who makes a difference by giving up their time to support their neighbours and local community.

 

Entries for each category will be judged by a panel, including our involved tenants. Each winner will receive an One4all voucher.

 

Prizes 

Groups

 

Individuals

 

Gold £200

 

Silver £100

 

Bronze £50

Gold £100

 

Silver £50

 

Bronze £25

 

When will judging take place?

Nominations can be made from Monday 8 January 2024. The closing date is Monday 19 February 2024. Judging will take place on Wednesday 13 March 2024. The winners will be announced on Friday 22 March 2024. 

 

Please do not provide any sensitive personal information about the person you are nominating unless you have received the nominee's permission to do so. Sensitive personal information includes information related to the nominee’s health, race, sexual orientation political/philosophical opinions, economic status, religion, cultural or social identity, or any information that might be sensitive.

 

By completing this form, you are acknowledging that if you are 16 years of age or under you have permission from a parent or legal guardian to participate. If the person you are nominating is 16 years of age or under, you are acknowledging that you have permission from their parent or legal guardian to enter them.

 

Please ensure you have read the Award Rules and the Terms of Use below before submitting your entry.

For more information about how we will use your personal information please read below.

 

Privacy Notice 

Terms and Conditions 

Progress Housing Group Progress Community Champions 2024

1. You can nominate anyone who lives or volunteers their time in a community where Progress Housing Group owns and manages properties.

2. Nominations can be made either: (i) by post to Progress Housing Group, Progress Community Champions 2024, Sumner House, 21 King Street, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 2LW or (ii) or online at www.progressgroup.org.uk/community-champions.

3. Please provide as much information as possible to ensure the nomination can be judged for one of the categories below. Nominations are open from 8 January 2024, whether online or post, must be received no later than midnight on 19 February 2024. Any nominations received after this will not be accepted. Please be aware that sending personal data by email may not be secure as email messages can be intercepted.

4. The Customer Voice Team will contact everyone making a nomination and everyone being nominated or his/her parent or guardian, where applicable, to verify the information provided and to make sure all relevant consents/permissions have been obtained.

5. We will also ask for a photograph of everyone entering the awards, this will be used to promote the winners of the awards.

6. The categories and criteria to qualify for nomination and on which the judging will take place are: Volunteer of the Year Award: Awarded to an individual who makes a difference by giving up their time to support their neighbours and local community. Voluntary Group of the Year Award: Awarded to a group of people who make a difference by giving up their time to support their neighbours and local community. Young Volunteer Award: Awarded to someone aged 25 or under who makes a difference by giving up their time to support their neighbours and local community.

7. All nominations will be judged anonymously by a panel which includes involved tenants. The panel will award Gold, Silver and Bronze awards to each category.

8. Progress Housing Group’s decision as to the awards presented is final. No correspondence relating to the awards will be entered.

9. The prizes will be in the form of an All4one voucher to the value of: Groups prizes Gold £200 Silver £100 Bronze £50 Individual prizes Gold £100 Silver £50 Bronze £25

10. Everyone taking part in the Progress Community Champions Award 2024 must agree to take part in any post-award publicity if required.

11. Progress Housing Group reserves the right to: (i) vary these Terms, including but not limited to, opening and close times of the awards nominations; (ii) disqualify any nomination that breaches the rules, is fraudulent in any way or brings Progress Housing Group into disrepute; (iii) move nominees into another category should they see fit and (iv) cancel the awards, at any stage, if in its opinion it is deemed necessary or if circumstances arise outside its control.

12. Progress Housing Group, their sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure, postal strike or delivery issue, loss of data via use of a third party email platform or malfunction or any other problem which may result in any loss or data, any nomination being lost or not properly registered.

13. The promoter of the awards is Progress Housing Group and these terms and conditions are subject to UK laws.

Privacy Notice

If you have any questions about how Progress Housing Group handles your personal information, or you wish to find out about your rights, please visit Progress Housing Group’s Privacy and Cookies Policy.

You will also be able to find out more information about how Progress Housing Group processes your information and how you can contact Progress Housing Group’s Data Protection Officer. If you raise a complaint with Progress Housing Group about the way it has handled your personal information, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. In the UK, the supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which can be contacted at: https://ico.org.uk/concerns