VODA is delighted to announce the VODA VCSE Awards 2021. These awards are to celebrate the outstanding work of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector in North Tyneside over the past year.

Robin Fry, Chief Executive at VODA commented: “The last year has been the most challenging we have faced in our sector, with so many organisations, groups and individuals stepping up to support the most vulnerable members of our community when they needed it most.

“We did not hold our awards in 2020 as we worked alongside North Tyneside Council with their inaugural Spirit of North Tyneside celebration. However, I believe that it is important to return to them this year, as we return to hosting our AGM in person, in order to shine a light on the truly outstanding achievements of the VCSE sector in our borough.”

The awards are split into 4 categories, which are open to nominations from VODA’s members (sign up to be a VODA member). The awards include:

  • Trustee of the year
  • Young volunteer(s) of the year
  • Volunteer(s) of the year
  • Voluntary or community organisation of the year

These awards are open to all Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations and groups, and their volunteers and trustees, who support the borough of North Tyneside with their activities. View the 2019 winners here.

Please note: These awards are open to all VCSE sector organisations and groups in North Tyneside, as well as their volunteers and trustees. Unfortunately, due to the awards being judged by a panel of VODA’s Trustees, we cannot accept nominations for VODA volunteers or trustees (unless it is in connection with their involvement with a different VCSE sector organisation / group within North Tyneside).

⇒ Click here to make your nominations ⇐

Nominations close at 9am on Thursday 28 October 2021

The winners will be invited to VODA’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 23 November, 9.30am to 11am at the Linskill Centre in North Shields, where they will be presented their awards. The event will also feature the Sector Connector Business of the Year award.

Book your place at VODA’s AGM.