Nominate Fife’s Covid business heroes

Monday, 15 February 2021

This Fife Partnership COVID-19 Civic Recognition scheme seeks to recognise and thank those people, charities, public sector workers and businesses that are helping people and communities during the pandemic.  All people and businesses nominated will receive a certificate, and the really exceptional stories will receive additional recognition from the Provost and Lord Lieutenant of Fife, and the media.

It’s quick and easy to make a nomination, anybody can do it.  You can make multiple nominations.  Fife Voluntary Action is co-ordinating these awards on behalf of the Council and wider Partnership and you can read more and make nominations at their website: www.fva.org/awards

The categories are:

VOLUNTEER AWARDS:
Exceptional Volunteer Award
This category is open to any volunteer who demonstrated outstanding efforts during COVID-19. This person's actions should show significant impact on either an individual or their local community.
Young Volunteer Award
This category is open to volunteers under the age of 25 who, on behalf of an organisation, demonstrated significant efforts during COVID-19, benefitting either an individual or the community.
Mature Volunteer Award
This category is open to anyone over the age of 60 who, on behalf of an organisation, demonstrated significant efforts during COVID-19, benefitting either an individual or the community.
Emergency Response Group
This category is open to any informal group such as mutual aid groups or an unregistered community organisation established to keep people safe during COVID-19.
Good Neighbour Award
This category is open to individuals who provided help and support to a member of their community, during COVID-19. You most likely did not request this help and your neighbour may have contacted you to offer valuable support during this time.

ORGANISATION AWARDS:
Exceptional Organisation Award
This category is open to any third sector organisation who have adapted and overcome significant challenges and demonstrated substantial impact to those affected by COVID-19.
Exceptional Charity Worker Award
This category is open to any employee of a third sector organisation who went significantly above and beyond in their efforts to support service users during the pandemic.
Innovative Award
This category is open to any third sector organisation who, through the COVID-19, have adapted and delivered a service, significantly different to what they would ordinarily provide.
Digital Award
This category is open to any third sector organisation that demonstrated significant resilience, and through the use of technology delivered vital services in response to COVID-19.

BUSINESS AWARDS:
Exceptional Small Business Award
This category is open to any private business with fewer than 50 employees who have demonstrated outstanding efforts as a result of COVID-19. The organisation might have offered their services or developed new initiatives to help with the fight against the virus.
Exceptional Medium-Large Business Award
This category is open to any private sector business with more than 50 employees who have demonstrated outstanding efforts as a result of COVID-19. The organisation might have offered their services or developed new initiatives to help with the fight against the virus.
Employer Recognition Award
This category is open to any private business who responded to COVID-19 by allowing their staff to volunteer elsewhere thus providing valuable resources where needed most.

PUBLIC SECTOR AWARDS:
Exceptional Worker Award
This category is open to any persons, working within the Public Sector, who demonstrated outstanding impact to either an individual or community group effected by COVID-19.
Exceptional Team Award
This category is open to any Public-Sector team who worked together to provide assistance to those affected by COVID-19.
Redeployed Worker Award
This category is open to any individual, from within the Public Sector, who was redeployed from their normal duties and who undertook significantly diverse activities - benefitting those affected by the COVID-19.

Nominations close on 3 March 2021.