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Cheering Volunteering Awards and Event 2018

Cheering Volunteering is returning with the fourth annual volunteer awards and celebration evening taking place on Tuesday, 5 June 2018.

It will again be held at the Grove Theatre, in Dunstable and is a terrific opportunity to celebrate the work of volunteers across Central Bedfordshire.

Book free tickets online for Cheering Volunteering awards >>

Many thanks to Biffa, Pro Logis, Aragon, Jeakins Weir, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue and Central Bedfordshire College who are sponsoring Cheering Volunteering 2018.

You can nominate people or groups for six different awards, including a new category for 2018: Sports volunteer.

Award categories

The full list of award categories is:

  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteer of the year
  • Volunteer Group of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Sports Volunteer of the Year

There is also a Panel's Choice Award, chosen by the judging panel from all entries.

How to nominate

Nominate a volunteer online >>

Nominations are open from Monday, 8 January 2018.

You’ll then have almost three months to nominate in as many categories as you like. But you can’t nominate the same volunteer in more than one category. Entries will close at 12pm on Monday, 2 April 2018.

Grant scheme

You can also apply to the Inspiring Volunteering grant scheme.

Apply for a grant online >>

Applications can be made from Monday, 8 January 2018.

There’s a total funding pot of £5,000 available for projects which encourage volunteering or kick-start new activities involving volunteers.

Grant awards will be made from a minimum of £100 to a maximum of £1,000. Applications for funding will close at 12pm on Monday, 2 April 2018.

Submitting PDF forms

You can also download the volunteer nomination form (PDF 499.4KB) and grant application form (PDF 682KB) and submit by email or post.



Cheering Volunteering
Central Bedfordshire Council
Priory House
Monks Walk
SG17 5TQ



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