Recognition, the Celton Manx corporate social responsibility programme, will benefit 22 local good causes in 2019.
Now in its fifth year, the scheme seeks to recognise, support and lend visibility to some of the island’s lower-profile charities and not-for-profit organisations which have only limited resources to fund, deliver and promote their services.
Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery said: ‘Celton Manx has long recognised the voluntary sector’s wealth of expertise and experience, its embracing of innovation and its power to change attitudes and challenge conventional thinking. I believe government is now beginning to share that view and is developing an understanding of how well-managed third-sector organisations can deliver services better, faster and more cost effectively.
‘Our Recognition scheme acknowledges the breadth and depth of excellent work being done by many of the island’s smaller, “under the radar” charities. These third-sector organisations are striving to fulfil their aims and objectives, despite being under pressure and under resourced. Celton Manx is therefore pleased to be playing its part in helping to unlock the potential of these 22 local good causes and support them in their tireless work to help those most in need.’
Around 100 applications were received for Recognition 2019 awards, some of which will be monetary, others in the form of practical or technical support.
Applications for Recognition 2019 are now closed.
(Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery is pictured centre with Recognition 2019 awards recipients. Photo Matt Mosur)