Celton Manx has selected 22 local good causes to be recipients of its 2016 Recognition awards programme.
Launched in 2015 the scheme targets the more ‘under-the-radar’ charities and not-for-profit organisations with only limited resources for promoting and developing their services.
Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery said: ‘Recognition is the core component of our corporate social responsibility programme that aims to lend greater visibility to organisations working hard to transform people’s lives. Given the current economic climate the importance of these third sector organisations working closely with Government has never been greater. It is pleasing to see this interaction taking place.
‘We received in the region of 100 applications and the awards we have made are not all monetary; a good number are in the form of practical or technical support, from assistance with creating websites to donating airtime for promotional campaigns. The guiding principle of the scheme, though, is to offer help that will benefit a broad cross section of individuals.’
Mr Mummery said the awards would be providing support to activities and initiatives which included sport, youth and community organisations, digital literacy, disability groups and hardship funds.
Mr Mummery continued: ‘For Celton Manx a broad social commitment is integral to how we define our business. Through our Recognition scheme we gain insight into issues that matter to people in the Isle of Man. We then select for awards those good causes we believe will have a positive impact on people’s prospects and can make real and lasting differences to the lives of others.’
Applications for Recognition 2016 are now closed. Submissions for Recognition 2017 will be invited towards the end of this year.
Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery, centre, is pictured outside Celton House with Recognition 2016 award winners. Photo Liam Gilman