The Herald Society Awards

We celebrated the twelfth year of the The Herald Society Awards in association with Wheatley Group. When we launched our intention was to celebrate the dedication, imagination and most importantly, the vital impact of some of the best work taking place in the public and voluntary sectors.
The importance of recognising achievements in the public and voluntary sector has seemed to grow in each successive year and this years event was no exception.

The Herald Society Awards

When we launched The Herald Society Awards in 2008, our intention was to celebrate the dedication, imagination and most importantly, the vital impact of some of the best work taking place in the public and voluntary sectors.
The importance of recognising achievements in the public and voluntary sector has seemed to grow in each successive year and this years event will be no exception. Not only does winning a Society Award mean recognition for you or your organisation, it is a major morale boost for you or your workforce and is a great PR opportunity both at the event and long after.

Sponsors

We would like to thank our 2019 sponsors for their support.

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Sponsors

Sponsorship

Raise your profile across Scotland by sponsoring our awards.

If you would like more information on the opportunities available, please contact Stephen Downie, Events Executive, on 0141 302 6014 or stephen.downie@@newsquest.co.uk.

Categories

  • Education Initiative of the Year

    This award will recognise innovative and inspiring work which can demonstrate tangible benefits for learners both in and outside the classroom.

  • Young People’s Project of the Year (Aged 16-24) – sponsored by Wheatley Group

    Our judges are on the lookout for a team or initiative working with young people which has achieved results that others haven’t managed, perhaps through creative or imaginative approaches.

  • Campaigner(s) of the Year

    To be considered for this award, you will be a group or individual who is currently working or worked towards making a positive difference to the public or voluntary sector e.g. to improve services, widen access or reduce inequality.

  • Herald Society Team of the Year – sponsored by Wheatley Group

    This category will reward a team, department or partnerships whose public service values, outstanding drive and commitment has made a difference in improving the lives of people in Scotland.

  • Unsung Hero Award – sponsored by evh

    This award will be given to the individual who in the judge’s opinion best fits the definition of “unsung” hero. Nominations can be for members of the community, or people working in the public voluntary sector in Scotland.

  • Community Project of the Year

    This award will reward community projects which enrich the local community and put control in the hands of their communities and enable ordinary people to take the lead in changing their local circumstances.

  • Older People’s Project of the Year (Over the age of 65)

    If you are working to improve the lives or lifestyles of older people, then we want to hear from you. This accolade will be awarded to a team or initiative that has achieved results that others haven’t managed, perhaps through unusually creative or imaginative approaches.

  • Partnership Award – sponsored by Turcan Connell

    This award will recognise an outstanding example of collaboration in the public and voluntary sector. Entries should describe potential partnership work which can really demonstrate the benefits of such an approach for communities or service users.

  • Health and Social Care Integration Award

    This award category recognises the best examples of innovation and effectiveness in meeting the Government’s health and social care integration agenda.

  • Herald Society Worker of the Year

    For this category we are looking for an individual whose outstanding drive and commitment has made a difference in improving the lives of people in Scotland.

  • Social Entrepreneur of the Year

    This award will recognise entrepreneurial individuals who have set up and run a business driven by social aims and objectives. Judges will be looking for individuals with a passion for bringing about change with the leadership skills to do so and a business with clear goals and a robust model, which provides a positive response to an identified issue or need.

  • Improving Young Peoples Lives’ Award – sponsored by YouthLink Scotland

    This category has been created to reward those initiatives, projects or services that have helped improve the lives of young people within the community. With a focus on changes in practice, this category will pay attention to how deliberate, systematic approaches to improvement have enabled young people of all ages to thrive in the communities which they live.

How to Enter

Once you have decided on a category or categories from the above list, you will need to fill in our online entry form. Alternatively, you can download the entry form to complete and send to Stephen.downie@newsquest.co.uk.

If you have any questions regarding the entry process, please see the FAQ section below or get in touch via the details at the bottom of this page.

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED.

Judges

Stephen Naysmith
Editor, Herald Society, Chair of Judging Panel

Mary Hepburn OBE BSc MD MRCGP FRCOG
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Expert in Health Inequalities.

Niven Rennie
Director, Violence Reduction Unit, Police Scotland.

Gerry Power BSc., M.B.A., MSc.
Director of Integration, Health and Social Care Alliance, Scotland

Maureen Mallon
Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) Chief Executive

Andrew Horne
Director, Addaction Scotland

Mary Glasgow
Chief Executive, Children 1st

Jean Fyfe
Board Member, Wheatley Foundation

Event

The Herald Society Awards 2019 took place on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Glasgow.

The evening included a sparkling drinks reception, three-course meal, official event programme, entertainment and the awards presentation.

HOST

Jennifer Reoch

Click here to download a list of previous finalists and winners.

Shortlist

Education Initiative of the Year

  • British Heart Foundation Scotland – Scotland: A Nation of Lifesavers
  • City of Edinburgh Council – Discover!
  • City of Edinburgh Council & Police Scotland – Turn Your Life Around – Winner
  • Wheatley Foundation – Bursary Programme

Young People’s Project of the Year (Aged 16-24) – sponsored by Wheatley Group

  • Action for Children – Serious Organised Crime Early Intervention Service – Winner
  • Bolt FM (Part of St. Paul’s Youth Forum) – Media for Social Good
  • Fife Gingerbread – Fife Teen Parent Project
  • YDance (Scottish Youth Dance) – Me and you

Campaigner(s) of the Year

  • British Heart Foundation Scotland – Scotland: A Nation of Lifesavers
  • Church of Scotland – Stop the Umeed Bakhsh family from being deported – Winner
  • DYW Glasgow & Glasgow Chamber of Commerce – #NoWrongPath

Herald Society Team of the Year – sponsored by Wheatley Group

  • Beatson Cancer Charity
  • Compassionate Inverclyde – No-one Dies Alone (NODA) – Winner
  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde – Deep End GP Pioneer Scheme
  • Simon Community Scotland – Rough Sleeping and Vulnerable People Service

Unsung Hero Award – sponsored by evh

  • Alan Gibson – Sandyhills Community Organisation
  • Duncan Spiers – Calums Cabin – Winner
  • Gilbert Feron – LEAP
  • Sabrina Raza – Active Life Club

Community Project of the Year

  • Glasgow Disability Alliance
  • Scottish Book Trust – Digital Storytelling Residencies
  • St. Paul’s Youth Forum – Winner
  • The Tannahill Centre

Older People’s Project of the Year (Over the age of 65)

  • Edinburgh Leisure – Movement for Memories
  • LEAP – Winner
  • Lingo Flamingo
  • Living Streets – Walking Connects

Partnership Award – Sponsored by Turcan Connell

  • Cyrenians & Essential Edinburgh
  • Glasgow Clyde College & Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice
  • Scotland Excel in partnership with Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Company
  • Stand up for Siblings (SUFS) – Winner

Health and Social Care Integration Award

  • New College Lanarkshire – Hairdressing for Hope: Hospital Salon – Winner
  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde – Deep End GP Pioneer Scheme
  • The Coach House Trust – Arts & Wellbeing

Herald Society Worker of the Year

  • Gillian Melville – University of Strathclyde Law Clinic
  • Rhona Cunningham – Fife Gingerbread – Winner
  • Sarah Robertson – YouthLink Scotland

Social Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Hey Girls CIC – Commendation
  • Hazel Smith – ReTweed – Winner
  • Social Bite – Wee Sleep Out
  • The Shieling Project

Improving Young Peoples Lives’ Award – sponsored by YouthLink Scotland

  • City of Edinburgh Council & Police Scotland – Turn your Life Around
  • Dunedin Canmore Housing – Youth Projects
  • Fast Forward – Gambling Education Hub
  • The Yard – Fun and Friendship Clubs – Winner

FAQ

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If you have any questions or need more information on the awards, please contact Stephen Downie, Events Executive, on 0141 302 6014 or Stephen.downie@newsquest.co.uk.

Stephen Downie

Events Executive

0141 302 6014

Stephen.downie@newsquest.co.uk

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