The once-a-year opportunity to celebrate and recognise local volunteers has arrived on the West Coast, with entries for the Trustpower Community Awards now open. This year the awards are combining the Grey, Westland and Buller Districts (previously they were separate) and the awards ceremony will be held in Greymouth on Wednesday 17 October 2018.
The awards are open to all voluntary groups and organisations working to make the West Coast an even better place to live. Voluntary groups do a tremendous amount to improve the lives of people in our communities. Many activities, events, projects, programmes, sports and services are only made possible by the hard work of volunteers - and often this invaluable contribution goes unsung. Anyone can enter a group – even the group themselves. No group is too small or too big, too old or too new to be recognised.
Winners of Trustpower Community Awards will receive $1,000 and Regional Supreme Winners will receive $2,000, a trophy held for one year and an all-expenses-paid trip for two representatives to participate in the Trustpower National Community Awards.
The awards cover five categories:
- Heritage and Environment
- Health and Wellbeing
- Arts and Culture
- Sport and Leisure
- Educational and Child/Youth Development
You can find more information on eligibility, entry process, judging criteria and prizes on their website - www.trustpower.co.nz/communityawards.
All entries are now submitted online.. please visit www.trustpower.co.nz/communityawards. If you're unable to submit online please call into Council and ask to speak with the Trustpower awards rep.
Entries close at 5pm on Thursday 31 May 2018.
Groups and organisations that have been entered into the Trustpower Community Awards are only eligible for judging once the information form has been submitted.