Sponsoring the Voluntary Action Leicstershire (VAL) Awards

September 19, 2022

Everything Community manages the social responsibility and community support initiatives of the Everything Global Group.

We work alongside people in the voluntary and charity sectors every day, and it’s hard not to be inspired by their dedication and the difference they make to the lives of others.

They don’t get enough credit for the amazing work they do.

So, when the opportunity came up to sponsor the VAL Awards and celebrate the amazing individuals and organisations that make up the voluntary and charity sector in Leicestershire & Rutland, we jumped at the chance.

Who are Voluntary Action LeicsterShire?

Voluntary Action LeicsterShire have been supporting the Leicestershire community since 1965.

They support the local voluntary and community sector to help people change their lives for the better.

They also support people directly by providing employability support to young and families, and helping people with learning disabilities to learn new skills, make friends and have fun.

The VAL Awards - celebrating charities and exceptional individuals across Leicestershire

The VAL Awards are hosted to recognise the extraordinary commitment of individuals and organisations who dedicate themselves to supporting the Leicestershire community.  

The 2022 Awards had 16 categories:

  • City Charity of the Year
  • County Charity of the Year
  • Rutland Charity of the Year
  • Social Enterprise of the Year
  • Charity and Business Partnership of the Year
  • Volunteer-Led Organisation of the Year
  • Trustee of the Year
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Inspiring Young Leader of the Year
  • Inspiring Leader of the Year
  • COVID Hero of the Year
  • Charity Employee of the Year
  • Charity Employer of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement of the Year
  • Charity of the Year

Sponsoring ‘Social Enterprise Of The Year’

Everything Community received an invitation from Kevin Allen-Khimani to consider supporting the 2022 VAL Awards.

It didn’t take us long to decide that it was something we wanted to support, and help celebrate and share our gratitude for the amazing work of the voluntary sector and the impact they have on our community.

We decided to sponsor the “Social Enterprise of the Year” award, and also purchased a full table for the awards evening.

A night of gratitude for amazing nominees and worthy winners

The VAL Awards were hosted on the 16th September in the amazing Grand Hall at the Leicester Mercure Hotel.

Over 200 guests were in attendance at the event, including a full table of 10 Everything Global employees who wanted to be involved in celebrating the achievements of those in the local voluntary sector.

We loved seeing some familiar faces from some of the charities and causes that we’ve supported over the years.

When the awards were announced, it was an inspiration to hear about the great work that all the nominees had completed in service of the local communities, and there were some very worthy winners.

We were delighted when Action Trust – Action Homeless were announced as winners for the Social Enterprise of The Year. It must have been a hard decision for the judges, as the impact of the other nominees in the category (Access Rating and Leicester Mammas CIC) was truly impressive.

More about Action Trust – Action Homeless

Action Homeless Leicester have been helping people affected by homelessness in the Leicester area for over 40 years. They have over 200 units of accommodation across Leicester and provide emergency housing and specialist support to those in need.

As a social enterprise, Action Trust supports Action Homeless by offering professional cleaning and gardening services to both businesses and homeowners across Leicester. All services are delivered at excellent prices, with proceeds helping to support Action Homeless Leicester.

Find out more about Action Trust – Action Homeless.

Does Your Charity Need Support?

Everything Community manages the social responsibility and community support initiatives of the Everything Global Group.

If you have an initiative we can help out with, we’d love to hear from you at hello@everythingcommunity.org

We’re keen on helping all charities and community causes where we can, but we prioritise requests from smaller charities and those that are local to the Leicester area.

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