3 December 2018

Celton Manx is inviting applications for Recognition 2019, its sponsorship programme which provides support to local charities and not-for-profit organisations, in particular those with limited resources for promoting and developing their services.

Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery said: ‘2019 will be the fourth year of our Recognition scheme, which has brought us into contact with some remarkable individuals and volunteer groups all working selflessly to transform people’s lives.

‘The third sector’s contribution to creating a just and caring society is growing as government recognises and, increasingly, draws upon the wealth of experience and knowledge that distinguishes so many voluntary bodies. These organisations, though, are having to respond to greater calls on their services at a time when their budgets are under mounting pressure.

‘Our Recognition programme acknowledges those demands and applauds the third sector’s creativity and resourcefulness in facing those challenges head on.  The awards – be they monetary or practical support – serve not only to promote and celebrate volunteer organisations’ work but also to alert potential service users to the support they offer.

‘In short, the aims of Recognition are to help local good causes gain heightened visibility and to further their work in providing the best possible outcomes for their clients.’

To apply for Recognition 2019 click here.

Closing date for applications is January 4, 2019.

You can also find out more by following Recognition on Facebook.

What people are saying about Recognition:

‘The Celton Manx Recognition Award made a huge difference to our plans at the Isle of Man Football Association for our 2018 disability football programme.

‘We were able to travel to San Marino to take part in the Special Olympics Small Nations tournament for the very first time. To actually win the overall tournament sector we were placed in was the real icing on the cake and made for a tremendous experience for all the players and coaching staff.

‘From a social perspective we were able to meet up with old friends from Gibraltar and meet many new people from different countries.

‘We cannot thank all at Celton Manx enough for their invaluable support.’

Frank Stennett Isle of Man Football Association chief executive officer

 ‘The Recognition award the Isle of Man Scout Association received on behalf of 1st Rainbow Scout group has not only enabled us to establish this much-needed group for complex needs and disabled children but also to complete the climbing wall. This allows us to provide outdoor climbing to all sections and groups. Without the assistance Celton Manx provided we would have missed a wonderful summer of fun and adventures.’

 Guy Thompson – Island Commissioner

 ‘It’s thanks to Celton Manx’s Recognition scheme that we’ll be able to continue developing the gardens and enhance the appeal of the Milntown Estate.’

 Adam Quayle – Milntown garden manager

We’re most grateful to Celton Manx for this award which will help us to operate more efficiently and present a professional setting in which to welcome visitors.’

 Howard Parkin – Manx Retirement Association director

 ‘Celton Manx’s commitment to the Isle of Man community has aided Alzheimer’s Society (IOM) to support people affected by dementia and has significantly contributed to our goal of reaching every one of the 1,300 people living with the condition on the island.

‘The Celton Manx team bring their knowledge, professionalism and friendly enthusiasm to any undertaking and I would wholeheartedly recommend any Manx charity to apply for their support, if they want to ensure the best chance of achieving an objective.’

Grahame Bell – Alzheimer’s Society Isle of Man


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