Still time to win £1,000 for your local community group, if you act quickly!

Vodafone Community Connection Awards, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Community groups in and around Bradley Stoke have just one more week to apply for a £1,000 windfall – offered courtesy of 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.

Entries received so far have included a Bradley Stoke club for the elderly wanting to fund a coach trip for its members, and two local youth groups seeking funds to buy musical instruments and sporting equipment.

Previous winners of Vodafone Community Connection Awards offered by other Vodafone stores around the country have included a group providing recycled appliances and furniture to those in need, a charity supporting families with at least one child who are going through difficult times, a sports club for people with disabilities and a lunch club for elderly people.

How to nominate

Email 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

  1. Nominees must have a registered charity number.
  2. It should be a charity that makes a significant impact on the local community.
  3. It cannot be a personal or individual plight, nor a government funded organisation.
  4. The award must be for a specific project or purpose, rather than just to cover operating costs.
  5. The award must be stand-alone rather than form any part of a larger contribution or bigger appeal.

This article originally appeared in the October 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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  1. Nominations have now closed. If you have entered, you should have received an acknowledgement – if you haven’t, please get in touch immediately.

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