Watch this space for details of our 2016 line up of winners following the awards dinner at the Beacon Arts Centre on Wednesday 9 November 2016! Don’t forget to have your own say by casting your People’s Vote for Voluntary Organisation of the Year. Simply go to our Vote page on this section of the website for more details.
Don’t forget to book your seat at the Awards Dinner table on Wednesday 9 November in the Beacon Arts Centre
Our 2015 winners were:
- Voluntary Organisation of the year- sponsored by Inverlotto
A group or organisation that has delivered outstanding services in the community- the people's vote.
Finalists- Ardgowan Hospice, Enterprise Childcare, MindMosaic Counselling and Therapy and Moving on Inverclyde
- Volunteer of the Year- sponsored by CVS Inverclyde
A local person over 25 years of age giving outstanding service and support to the local community as an unpaid volunteer.
Joint winners Gillian Bowker and Lynne Quinn- both Inverclyde Happy tots and nominated for their work with the Breastfeeding Network;
Commended Finalist, Patrick Gillan-Quarriers
- Young Volunteer of the Year-sponsored by CVS Inverclyde
A local person under 25 years of age giving outstanding service and support to the local community as an unpaid volunteer.
Winner-Richard Browning, who volunteers in a wide variety of community-based activities commended Finalist- Shannon Carter, who volunteers with the hidden project and Community Learning Develpoment
Finalist- Megan Brawley, a Volunteer Activity Worker with Quarriers
- Social Enterprise Development-sponsored by Peel Ports- Clydeport
A group or organisation that has demonstrated achievement in generating income through trading.
Winner-In-work Enterprises Ltd
Finalists-Hammys Out of School Care, Quarriers and WEvolution
- Community Champions: Equalities & Inclusion-sponsored by Oak Mall Shopping Centre
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.
Finalists- Branchton Community Centre and Moving On Inverclyde
- Sports & Activities-sponsored by Inverclyde Life
A group or organisation that provides sporting or other social activities for local people-
Winner-Greenock Morton Community Trust
Finalists- Branchton Community Centre and East End United Boys Club
- Arts & Culture
A group or organisation that provides opportunities for local people to engage in art, music, heritage, drama, literature, photography or other cultural endeavours.
Finalist-Moving On Inverclyde
- Health & Care-sponsored by Inverclyde HSCP
A group or organisation that has contributed to a healthier Inverclyde or provides care services.
Winner- The Advisory Group (TAG)
Finalists- Muirshiel Centre and REACH for Autism
"With TV Presenter Jean Johansson at the helm as our dinner host, the Reach for the Stars awards evening as the Beacon was a great celebration of Inverclyde's vibrant third sector community," said Ian Bruce,
Executive Officer of CVS Inverclyde. "We congratulate our winners and also all shortlisted candidates in beating stiff competition to reach the finals".
"Through our Inverclyde Community Awards we are paying tribute to organisations, groups and individuals who excel in service provision and support for their local community. Together, they also help deliver a significant contribution to our local economy. We would like to thank our sponsors and independent judges who have joined with us to highlight that the spirit of Inverclyde's third sector community is truly alive and kicking."
Category winners were presented with a crystal trophy and certificate, with Financial Fitness also awarded an Inverclyde Community Fund grant of £500 as winner of the Voluntary Organisation of the Year. High Street gift vouchers were presented to the six individual volunteer finalists and all shortlisted candidates received a certificate.
A prize draw, in aid of the Inverclyde Community Fund, raised more than £1,000 on the night for the local grant making body, which is administered by CVS Inverclyde.
CVS Inverclyde's award partners this year included Oak Mall Shopping Centre, Peel Ports- Clydeport, Inverclyde HSCP,River Clyde Homes, Inverclyde Life, Inverlotto, Cardwell Garden Centre and Unity Bank.