Big Society Awards 2011

Often people who do great volunteering work for their communities go unrecognised and unrewarded. But did you know that the Big Society Awards exist to do just that? 

Anyone can make a nomination for an individual or group to be recognised with an award. Launched back in November, the Big Society Awards recognise individuals, groups or organisations that are demonstrating the Big Society in their work or activities. The award focuses upon three specific areas: promoting social action, empowering communities and opening up public services.

The latest award went to The Old Vic Tunnels, a unique performance space offering opportunities for young people to gain experience in production. Their volunteer scheme has had over 300 young people take part so far in producing sell-out shows.

So come on, get nominating and ensure that those community heroes are ‘unsung’ no more. Nominate here.