2 December 2019

Celton Manx is inviting applications for Recognition 2020, its sponsorship programme offering support to local charities and not-for-profit organisations, with limited resources for promoting and developing their services.

Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery said: ‘2020 will be the fifth year of our Recognition scheme and we continue to be moved by the commitment and enthusiasm shown by so many individuals and volunteer groups working tirelessly to transform people’s lives.

‘The third sector’s professionalism, knowledge, skills and, crucially, its ability to deliver targeted services efficiently and cost effectively, are becoming all the more valuable to government. Delivering and developing these services comes at an increasing cost that is placing mounting pressure on these third sector organisations’ already hard-pressed budgets.

‘Recognition is not only our response to the challenges the third sector is facing but also an expression of our support for the dedication and inventiveness shown by so many when targeting need.

‘It is our sincere hope that the awards, be they financial or practical support, will serve as a means to bring heightened visibility to the work of voluntary organisations, help them to advance their services and alert a wider audience to their contribution in our community.’

To apply for Recognition 2020 click here.

Closing date for applications is Saturday January 4, 2020.

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

What recipients of Recognition 2019 awards have been saying:

‘Small charities like ours benefit hugely from the generosity and community-minded actions of local companies like Celton Manx.  Being able to raise our profile from the radio ads is something we would never be able to do without their support.  We have seen the benefits already with new people coming along to the Hub to enjoy the activities and making friends, thereby raising their sense of belonging and wellbeing. Thank you Celton Manx. Keep up the good work.Janet Bridle, Southern Community Initiatives Hub Club

‘As a newly formed Manx charity we were thrilled to receive financial help from Celton Manx towards our first project to fund transperineal biopsy equipment that will help patients in the island diagnosed with prostate cancer and save them from having to travel to the UK.Julie Stokes, Mannin Cancers

‘To be a recipient of a Celton Manx Recognition award enabled us to produce fundraising packs with money boxes – something we have wanted to do for a long time. This also prompted us to re-vamp our literature, pop-up banners and website, thus strengthening the profile of our charity. We are very grateful for the support received from Celton Manx. Such a great programme.Sandy Denning, executive officer Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association

‘We were delighted to receive a Celton Manx Recognition award as the charity was looking to source training for our volunteers in the care of our disabled sailors. 

‘After researching the options open to us, we developed a two-day disability awareness training programme with local professional training business, ARC Learning.

‘We have actively sought feedback from the attendees in order to fine-tune and develop the programme. Among comments from volunteers were:

  • ‘Very useful session, looking forward to the next one’;
  • ‘The dialogue related to body language and how to discuss a disability sensitively was  insightful and worth taking forward’;
  • ‘The course was very beneficial and opened my eyes to some of my failings!’;
  • ‘An extremely good forum to discuss how to translate into practical methods during sailing’.

‘The training, kindly funded by Celton Manx, has provided essential guidance and prepares our crew to give our disabled sailors the very best of experiences when they sail on Pride of Man III.’ Carol Quayle, Sailing for the Disabled

‘The Recognition award from Celton Manx has enabled Culture Vannin to engage the services of Manx musicians and dancers to perform “mini concerts” in day centres and care homes across the Island. These have been well received by residents and staff and are proving to be a rewarding experience for the artists themselves. The funding from Celton Manx has been invaluable in kick-starting this new project.’ Dr Chloe Woolley, music development officer Culture Vannin

‘We’re very grateful to Celton Manx for their support in funding our pet rescue ambulance, which not only provides safe and secure transport for animals in distress, but also, with its eye-catching branding, is helping to promote the charity to a much wider audience.Fiona Feeney, a founder of AID (Animals In Distress) Rescue

‘We’re tremendously grateful to Celton Manx for awarding us the funds to buy cricket kit packs. It’s always a lot easier to play well when you have the right kit; it boosts players’ confidence, encourages them to keep going and helps to present a strong brand image for the club.’ Rob Webber, Ramsey Cricket Club

‘We were very grateful to receive the Recognition award.  It has enabled us to purchase publicity boards and banners which will be invaluable at our future promotional events.’ Pat Nutter, chairman IOM Federation of Women’s Institutes

‘We are extremely grateful to Celton Manx for the award and it has been appreciated by all who benefited from it.’  Raymond Cox race director, Manx Harriers

‘Thanks to the generosity of the Celton Manx Recognition award our musical evening with celebrated classical guitarist Craig Ogden raised £10,000, which will be used exclusively in funding the Diana Princess of Wales Hospice Care at Home Trust nurses.’ Ron Spencer, Diana Princess of Wales Hospice Care at Home trust chairman

‘The Celton Manx Recognition award was a fantastic help to Manx Housing Trust. We were able to buy three washing machines, three fridge/freezers and a cooker.  These items have replaced older items in our properties, which ensures that our tenants have decent, reliable, efficient electrical white goods to use in their kitchen.  We are extremely grateful for the assistance we have been provided with and would like to thank everyone involved who made this possible.’  Jan Carling, manager Manx Housing Trust

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