ACVO Awards Shortlist Announced!

ACVO are delighted to announce that the Shortlist for the ACVO Awards 2015/16 are as follows.

The finalists and winners will be announced at the Awards Luncheon on 29th March 2016. This event is now sold out. We are sure our readers will be very pleased to note that in these challenging times the Third Sector in this oil and gas city can give back.

The Awards shortlist acknowledges major Friends of the Third Sector supporting the communities in which they do business. This year’s Awards recognise also a wide range of effort to respond to the call, through the Big Aberdeen movement, for collaborative working across all parts of the City.

Big Aberdeen has found stories that need to be heard and partners willing to think differently – whether they are in the fields of faith, environment, education or recreation.

The shortlist acknowledges too the responsibility of organisations to look internally at their sustainability, volunteering and governance and the organisations shortlisted should all be acknowledged as leaders in the Aberdeen community.

Friends of the Third Sector: Amplus Energy Services, Chevron, Technip, Whitewolf Collective
Active Citizen: Gladys Annand of Future Choices , Graham Findlay of NESS , Dave McLauchlin of Aberdeen Cyrenians, John Ingles of Gordon Highlanders Museum
Connecting and Collaborating: Drugs Action, Sport Aberdeen/Move More, Transition Extreme, Greenfingers – Aberdeen Foyer
Big Aberdeen: CFINE, Shopmobility, Aberdeen City Council Environmental Services, Home-Start Aberdeen
Fundraising Impact: Robert Gordon University Main Event Team , Kincorth & Leggart Community Council
Whole Organisation: Aberdeen Footbacll Club Community Trust, Disabled Persons Housing Service, Home-Start Aberdeen, NESS
Established Social Enterprise: CFINE, Fine Peace Café , Home-Start Aberdeen , Inspire Café Coast
Emerging Social Enterprise: Me Too Magazine and The Wishing Tree

On being informed of her short listing Laura Easton, Stakeholder Engagement & Social Investment Advisor at Chevron, commented “That’s wonderful news, we are very excited about the Awards and looking forward to the lunch.”

Gette Cobban from Home-Start Aberdeen added “This is really great news, we are delighted!”

Amber Clarkson from Transition Extreme commented “Whoop whoop whoop!! Thank you and the we will be there!”