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Britain’s Best Volunteer is back! Nominations are open

Small Charities CoalitionWe’re delighted to announce that Britain’s Best Volunteer award is back! Run in partnership with Markel UK, the specialist charity insurer, the campaign aims to celebrate the fantastic volunteers across the country who help small charities thrive. Small charities are the backbone of communities but the great work of their volunteers can sometimes slip under the radar. So this award is a great opportunity for volunteers to talk about their work and their achievements, which should also help with their charity’s visibility and fundraising.

Nominations are now open! We want you to tell us about someone you know who goes the extra mile to help others and inspire their charity. It doesn’t matter how you know them – they could be a friend, family member, colleague or even yourself – and can hold any position at a charity, provided it is unpaid (don’t forget that includes being a trustee too). Whatever the case, we want to hear their story and why you think they are such an inspiration to others. To nominate someone for Britain’s Best Volunteer click here.

The winner will receive £1,250 for the charity or charities of their choice and a personal prize of holiday vouchers worth £1,000. Runners up will receive £250 for the charity of their choice and an iPad mini. Last year saw a brilliant response with over 700 nominations made! The winner was 
Emma Hall, founder and volunteer of Stepping Stones DS, a support group she founded after her daughter was diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome. 

Following the nomination stage, a judging panel will select a shortlist of nominees who will be eligible to win Britain’s Best Volunteer award. Members of the public will then be able to vote online for their favourite finalist.

The voting process

1. Nominations are open until 20th February. To make your nomination visit www.markeluk.com/britains-best-volunteer.aspx

2. The finalists are announced on 2nd March. Voting is re-opened until 20th March

3. The winner and runners up are announced on 23rd March

Nominees must be UK residents aged 18 or over and must be volunteers or unpaid trustees for a charity or community group with an income of less than £1 million.

Nominations are now open so please do get involved and get thinking of a worthy volunteer to nominate!

If you have any questions please give us a ring on 0207 391 4812 or email Alice at alice.holman@smallcharities.org.uk.
Happy nominating!

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