The Herald will once again be rewarding the dedication, imagination and the vital impact of the best work taking place in the public and voluntary sectors throughout Scotland at The Herald Society Awards 2019.

The awards ceremony, in association with Wheatley Group, will take place at the DoubleTree Hilton on November 6. The Herald Society Awards will be supported by EVH, Turcan Connell and YouthLink Scotland with the organisations joining forces to host the glittering awards ceremony.

Wheatley Foundation Director Lorraine McLaren said: “At Wheatley our mission is ‘Making Homes and Lives Better’ for the hundreds of thousands of people we work for across Scotland.

“We’re delighted to be supporting this year’s Herald Society Awards. Given the calibre of entries we know it’s going to be an inspiring night and are looking forward to learning who the winners are.”

Eamonn Connolly, director at evh noted “Well done to all finalists, not so long now before the results will be known. Best of luck to all and enjoy your night when it comes.”

Kenneth Pinkerton, Legal Director at Turcan Connell, said: “With the event coming up, I’m looking forward to meeting the finalists and hearing about how they’ve made a difference. Hopefully what we hear and learn will inspire others, taking us all forward in making an improvement to the society we live in.”

Tim Few, CEO, YouthLink Scotland added “All of the fantastic finalists for the Improving Young People’s Lives Award deserve national recognition for their work with young people. I want to wish all the nominees the best of luck, looking forward to a great night.”

Guests at the event can expect a sparkling drinks reception, a 3-course meal, and a night filled with entertainment.

With 12 awards up for grabs on the night, the following people have been shortlisted for an award, with the winners being announced on the night.

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

·         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

·         Bolt FM (Part of St. Paul’s Youth Forum) – Media for Social Good

·         Fife Gingerbread – Fife Teen Parent Project

·         YDance – 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

·         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)

·         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

·         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

·         The Tannahill Centre

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

·         Edinburgh Leisure – Movement for Memories

·         LEAP

·         Lingo Flamingo

·         Living Streets – Walking Connects

Partnership Award – Sponsored by Turcan Connell

·         Cyrenians & Essential Edinburgh

·         Glasgow Clyde College & The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

·         Scotland Excel in partnership with Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Company

·         Stand up for Siblings (SUFS)

Health and Social Care Integration Award

·         New College Lanarkshire – Hairdressing for Hope: Hospital Salon

·         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

·         Sarah Robertson – YouthLink Scotland

Social Entrepreneur of the Year

·         Hey Girls CIC

·         Hazel Smith – ReTweed

·         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