Halifax is once again inviting the public to nominate people who give extra to help people in their community. The third annual Halifax Giving Extra Awards will celebrate 66 local winners from whom 7 regional winners will be announced.
This year the awards programme has grown. There are more top prize winners, a new way of nominating people, and special Giving Extra Days in branches across the country. At the latter, previous Giving Extra Awards winners will be invited to showcase what they do for their communities and encourage people to nominate people who make a positive difference to others.
The 66 Halifax Giving Extra Award winners will each receive £300 in bonus bonds vouchers. Instead of choosing one national winner, this years Awards will select seven regional winners. Each of these will be provided with a grant of up to £5,000 to support projects that make a positive difference to communities.
66 Local Halifax Giving Extra Award winners will receive £300 in bonus bonds vouchers in recognition of the work they do for others in their community. From these winners Halifax will select seven regional winners – rather than just one national winner – and each of these will be provided with a grant of up to £5,000 to support projects that make a positive difference to communities.
Halifax Community Bank Managing Director Russell Galley said:
“It is very exciting to launch the third year of the Halifax Giving Extra Awards and point the spotlight on exceptional people across the country. The stories of our winners from the last two years have been amazing and inspirational. We have received thousands of nominations for people who work tirelessly to support their communities over the years and look forward to hearing about even more.
“These inspirational people deserve to be celebrated and that is exactly what the Halifax Giving Extra Awards are all about. Celebrating and supporting individuals who contribute to good causes such as these is a key part of our Helping Britain Prosper Plan.”
Last year’s National Giving Extra Award winner
Fiona Hamilton-Fairley, founder of the Kids’ Cookery School in Acton, was last year’s National Giving Extra Award winner. She said:
“Winning the Halifax Giving Extra Award was such an honour, and has helped our charity to make an even bigger impact by teaching more children in our community how to cook healthy fresh food from scratch. There are so many worthwhile people across the UK who deserve recognition – if you know someone who gives extra please nominate them!”
How to apply
Nominations for the Halifax Giving Extra Awards can be made online or in branches. Nominations close on 8 November 2015.
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