The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mick Finn launched the 2019 Lord Mayor’s Community & Voluntary Awards yesterday.
The aim of the annual awards is to acknowledge groups which, through their commitment to voluntary and community activities, have played a significant role in enhancing the quality of life in their communities.
Lord Mayor Finn said he was honoured to be this year’s host and went on to describe community groups and volunteerism as “the heartbeat of the social, cultural and educational life of our city”.
“These awards aim to recognise the selfless and dedicated contributions by individuals and groups to their communities and their city. The awards have a distinguished history and as Cork’s longest and most authentic platform to recognise such efforts, they have, over the years, recognised and rewarded many fine recipients,” he added.
The awards are presented to one overall winner and to five category winners. The five categories are: Social Inclusion, Advocacy and Guidance; Social Services, Charities & Environment; Arts, Culture, Recreation and Sport; Community Development and Continuing Education; Health & Well Being.
The closing date for nominations for the Lord Mayor’s Community & Voluntary Awards 2019 is Wednesday 20th March.