Community Awards 2018
Last October over people from almost 80 community groups, schools and businesses in Co. Leitrim gathered at the Environmental & Community Awards celebrating their achievements and persistence. The Environmental & Community Awards were sponsored by Leitrim PPN and Leitrim County Council.
This year they are back with revised scoring and a new category and name – “Love Where You Live – Leitrim”.
Love Where You Live – Leitrim 2018
The awards recognise the huge voluntary and community effort that goes into making our beautiful county better in every way. Leitrim Public Participation Network is proud to sponsor the four awards that celebrate your achievements in making sure everyone in the community has the resources they need to participate in local life, regardless of ability, race, creed or age.
There are four community and voluntary awards:
- Community Resources – for groups that manage or promote resources for their community. These could be buildings or spaces – or any project that makes life better for the wider community.
- Social Inclusion – for groups that create opportunities for all to participate in local community life.
- Community Resilience – for groups of any size that address challenges with continued purpose and vision over time,
- Unsung Hero – celebrating the tireless individual in every community who makes an outstanding contribution to living locally.
There are four environmental awards sponsored by Leitrim County Council:
- Cleaner & Greener – open to all community groups that work to improve the appearance of their areas using environmental methods e.g., Tidy Towns, Local Development Associations, etc.
- Best Kept Estate – encouraging residents to enhance the appearance of dwellings and open spaces in their estates.
- Primary & Secondary Schools – recognising schools that encourage active participation in promotion of the natural environment and upkeep of school surrounds.
- Business – for the businesses that maintain their outward appearance and contribute positively to their local environment.
There are three awards in each category, one for each Municipal District: Ballinamore, Carrick on Shannon and Manorhamilton.
Entries and Judging
There are entry forms for each category. Please submit them by email or post by close of business on
April 20th 2018. NOW EXTENDED TO April 27th 2018