Voting for the 2015 Awards is NOW CLOSED.
The DSC Social Change Awards are for all those working to achieve a positive change in society – individuals, charities, community groups, funders, companies and public bodies.
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Click on the below categories to read through the short-listed nominations. * Voting closes at midday on Monday 23 November. The Awards ceremony takes place Monday 7 December at the Hotel Russell (invite only).
We all have a story about someone who gets off their backside and achieves something positive for the cause they care about. These are the people or organisations that have a clear vision for change. They engage and involve others to bring about real and concrete results that can be seen and felt on a daily basis. An everyday impact could be made by a person who devises a recreation scheme for communities around the country or their local area for sports or arts in recent years (less than five).
We all have a story about someone who gets off their backside and achieves something positive for the cause they care about. These are the people or organisations that have a clear vision for change. They engage and involve others to bring about real and concrete results that can be seen and felt on a daily basis. An everyday impact could be made by a person who devises a recreation scheme for communities around the country or their local area for sports or arts over a long period of time (more than five years).
This award is solely for individuals that really know which buttons to press to make things happen – from campaigning for a change in law to bringing together different groups to achieve what might have seemed impossible. We want to acknowledge the determination and hard work required to communicate clearly, put forth a persuasive argument and win people over to bring about positive change. The applicant must be based in the UK but their work can be International.
Still new to the Awards, this category is for young persons who have made a major impact in their organisation/community by achieving positive change themselves or by engaging others to bring about concrete results. The young person will have made these achievements through interaction with a single project or a range of services such as volunteering, campaigning, lobbying or fundraising/project organisation. This category is limited to young persons up to and including the age of 25.
This award is for funders (trusts, foundations, companies, etc) that demonstrate a clear understanding of their beneficiaries and funding environment. The funder will be able to demonstrate that they apply and use that understanding to inform and improve grant making by giving clear guidance and support. The funder shows a willingness to work with applicants to address concerns and demonstrate a response to changing needs in the wider environment.
This is the only award where a nominee may be nominated by someone not representing the organisation. The person nominating the funding organisation should have direct experience with the organisation as they will need to complete the full application and provide as much detail as possible about their interaction with the organisation including examples.
This award is for individuals who have made a major impact on their organisation/community and have devoted their time and energy to achieving sustained positive change over the span of their working life. Their work will demonstrate measurable positive results and changes that have made a difference to individuals or the wider community.
You can find some of our Social Change Awards Frequently Asked Questions here. Alternatively, you can email us.
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