The Wheel, Ireland’s national association of charities, is calling on all of Ireland’s community and voluntary groups, charities and social enterprises to share their success stories by entering the 2018 Charity Impact Awards.
Now in its second year, the Charity Impact Awards highlight the positive impact of Ireland’s 29,000 nonprofit organisations and celebrate the 189,000 staff and over 1 million volunteers who make a difference in our communities.
Speaking ahead of the launch of the Awards in Dublin, Deirdre Garvey, Chief Executive Officer of The Wheel said, “The Charity Impact Awards is a celebration of the most inspiring organisations and individuals in Ireland. Community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises provide essential services in areas such as health and social care, education, housing, poverty relief, the arts and sport. These organisations are vital to our democracy as they give people a voice and enables them to take control of their lives. Unfortunately, this contribution is all too often taken for granted. We aim to change this by giving organisations and individuals a chance to share their success stories. ”
The Wheel received an overwhelming response last year, with over 118 organisations nominated for the inaugural Charity Impact Awards and over 30,000 votes cast for those who do amazing and life-changing work in their communities.
Nominations for the Charity Impact awards can be now be submitted online at www.charityimpactawards.ie