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… with the Inverclyde Community Awards 2016



Our Shortlisted Category Finalists

A huge thanks to all of our judges and sponsors who had the challenge of selecting the category shortlist - and many congratulations to all our finalists for 2016:

Health & Care – sponsored by Inverclyde HSCP

A group or organisation that has contributed to a healthier Inverclyde or provides care services – the finalists are:


Ardgowan Hospice

iHeat (The Wise Group)

Muirshiel Centre & Muirshiel Home Maintenance Service


Innovation sponsored by Trust Volunteering (new award)

A group or organisation that is doing something new, something original or something brave – this could be something new to them or to the sector, such as an adaptation, or a new way of tackling a long-standing problem - the finalists are:

5 Mummies Make SRG (Self Reliant Group)

RIG Arts


Community Champions: Equalities & Inclusion sponsored by River Clyde Homes

A group or organisation that has worked effectively in its community to celebrate diversity, reduce barriers or increase opportunities for those who are marginalised in society - the finalists are:

ALFI (Adult Learners Forum Inverclyde)

Belville Community Garden Trust

Financial Fitness

Sports & Activities sponsored by Inverclyde Life (

A group or organisation that provides sporting or other social activities for local people - the finalists are:

Gourock Golf Club

Greenock Light Opera Club

Greenock United FC

Volunteer of the Year sponsored by Millions Sweets

A local person aged over 25 who contributes outstanding service and support to the local community as an unpaid volunteer - the finalists are:

Ian McArthur

James McDonald

Jenny Speck

Volunteer Team of the Year sponsored by Oak Mall Shopping Centre (new award)

A group of people (two or more) who contribute outstanding service and support to the local community as unpaid volunteers - the finalists are:

Barnardo’s Inverclyde Nurture Service

Greenock Cut Conservation Volunteers

Heartstart Inverclyde

Voluntary Organisation of the Year sponsored by Peel Ports – Clydeport: the People’s Vote

A group or organisation that has delivered outstanding services in the community – this is the People’s Vote. 

Following a shortlist by judges of five finalists from nominations received, the vote is now open to the People. Supporters can cast their vote online or by adding their signatures to a voting sheet, collated and submitted by each finalist. 

The finalists are:

Branchton Community Centre

Enterprise Childcare

Future Skills Inverclyde

Inverclyde Tourist Group

MindMosaic Counselling and Therapy

While nominations are now closed for Reach for the Stars! the Inverclyde Community Awards 2016, you can still cast your vote in the Voluntary Organisation of the Year at:


Thanks to our Reach for the Stars 2016 category partners, the Oak Mall Shopping Centre, Peel Ports – Clydeport, Inverclyde HSCP, River Clyde Homes, Millions Sweets and Trust Volunteering ... and other awards supporters Cardwell Garden Centre, Funworld Leisure Ltd, Greenock Morton Community Trust, Inverclyde Life and InverLotto!


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