Community groups in Bradley Stoke are being invited to apply for a £1,000 windfall – after The Journal teamed up with mobile phone giant Vodafone, which has a retail store at the town’s Willow Brook shopping centre.
Community Connection Awards are Vodafone’s way of “giving something back” to the communities in which their stores are located, and are intended to help charities that have a real, positive impact in the local area.
Journal readers are being asked to nominate the project or cause that they deem to be the most deserving of the Bradley Stoke store’s £1,000 award.
The winning project could be anything from buying new kit for a local football team to replacing kitchen equipment at a local day care centre or soup kitchen.
How to nominate
Email email@example.com with ‘Vodafone Community Connection Award Nomination’ as the subject line.
Please state the name of the charity you are nominating along with a contact name and telephone number for them.
Explain what the money would be used for and why the cause deserves to be chosen, in no more than 200 words.
Please also include your name, address and a day-time contact number.
Alternatively, you may write, with the above information, to Vodafone Community Connection Award, Bradley Stoke Journal, 83 Snowberry Close, Bradley Stoke, Bristol BS32 8GB.
Emails and letters must be received by 5pm on Monday 12th October 2015.
The Journal’s editor and local Vodafone staff will then consider all the qualified nominations and select a winner.
So, what are you waiting for? Get your nominations in now!
• The award winner will be announced in the November edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine, published on Saturday 31st October.
Qualifying criteria that must be met by nominated causes
- Nominees must have a registered charity number.
- It should be a charity that makes a significant impact on the local community.
- It cannot be a personal or individual plight, nor a government funded organisation.
- The award must be for a specific project or purpose, rather than just to cover operating costs.
- The award must be stand-alone rather than form any part of a larger contribution or bigger appeal.
This article originally appeared in the September 2015 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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