Every day we are humbled by the willingness of people to come forward and give their time and energy to support local charities, voluntary and community activity. Volunteers are a formidable force for good which helps to make Chelmsford a great place to live.
In 2014, as part of our 20th Anniversary Celebrations, we launched Chelmsford Awards for Voluntary Service to recognise some of the many people who give time so generously for the good of others or to enable money to be raised for charity. The Mayor of Chelmsford agreed to adopt the Award for Outstanding Voluntary Service as a ‘Mayors Award’ to raise awareness of the thousands of local people who give their time to help others by volunteering and in particular those who have made an exceptional contribution to local voluntary action in the city, its villages and South Woodham Ferrers.
Nominations to the Mayors Award for Voluntary service were paused for two years during pandemic as the then Mayor, Cllr Deakin, worked with the CVS to deliver many, many awards in the community through our #spiritofchelmsford campaign. This saw badges, letters and certificates being presented to hundreds and hundreds of individuals and groups.
The Mayors Awards for Outstanding Voluntary Service relaunch this year and nominations are invited in the following categories:
- Outstanding contribution – adult
- Outstanding contribution – young person
- Outstanding contribution – team.
Nominations for 2023 are now closed
You can see some of our previous Award Winners below.