Big Society Awards 2011
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has asked for nominations to the Big Society Awards 2011. If you think that you know any projects that fit the below criteria, then please let us know and we will pass the details on to the DCMS. The deadline for the applications is 23 May.
Set up by the Prime Minister in November 2010, the Big Society Awards focus upon three specific areas:
- Promoting social action
- Empowering communities
- Opening up public services.
Nominations come in from the general public and, following several stages of scoring, the Prime Minister makes the final decisions about who to make the award to. Twelve winners are decided each quarter and then announced once a week throughout the year.
The Award itself has several aspects to it. The winners each receive:
- a plaque;
- a signed certificate from the Prime Minister;
- copies of the electronic awards logos to use on their websites and publicity materials;
- an invitation to a twice yearly reception at No.10 Downing Street;
- a press release that appears on the No.10 website and that the No.10 staff then circulate to the local and regional press in the winner’s home area.
Further details can be found on the Number 10 website.