Recognition, the Celton Manx corporate social responsibility programme, is to benefit 25 local good causes in 2018.
The annual awards scheme aims to recognise and support the island’s lower-profile charities and not-for-profit organisations with only limited resources in order to fund, develop and promote their services.
Around 100 applications were received for Recognition awards, some of which will be monetary, others in the form of practical or technical support.
Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery said: ‘This year we have witnessed a noticeable change in the profile of applicants; a shift towards organisations that are somewhat more “under the radar”, yet working hard to support and transform people’s lives, in particular support for the vulnerable, marginalised and those with life-changing conditions. All of which is vital within a caring society.
‘I believe this reflects today’s very different service delivery landscape as central government has to continuously review its spending priorities.
‘Increasingly the work of well structured, knowledgeable and committed third sector organisations is both recognised and encouraged. Furthermore, they are an important asset in meeting social needs.
‘I sincerely hope that the awards will serve provide both short and longer- term support and act as a real fillip to these worthy causes, enabling them to emerge from under the radar, gain greater visibility, and deliver even better outcomes for their clients.’
Applications for Recognition 2018 are now closed.
Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery is pictured, centre, with representatives from organisations in receipt of Recognition 2018 awards