Charities and not for profit organisations on the Isle of Man are being encouraged to apply for recognition.
Celton Manx is inviting applications for its Recognition 2019 programme.
Executive Director Bill Mummery says: “2019 will be the fourth year of our Recognition scheme, which has brought us into contact with some remarkable individuals and volunteer groups all working selflessly to transform people’s lives.
"The third sector’s contribution to creating a just and caring society is growing as government recognises and, increasingly, draws upon the wealth of experience and knowledge that distinguishes so many voluntary bodies.
“These organisations, though, are having to respond to greater calls on their services at a time when their budgets are under mounting pressure.
“Our Recognition programme acknowledges those demands and applauds the third sector’s creativity and resourcefulness in facing those challenges head on.
“The awards – be they monetary or practical support – serve not only to promote and celebrate volunteer organisations’ work but also to alert potential service users to the support they offer.
“In short, the aims of Recognition are to help local good causes gain heightened visibility and to further their work in providing the best possible outcomes for their clients.”
To apply for Recognition 2019 visit celtonmanx.com/recognition. The closing date for applications is January 4th.