Posted: Sun 26th Jun 2016

Tenant 2 Tenant Awards – Few Days Left To Nominate!

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This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 26th, 2016

There’s just a few days left to nominate a friend, neighbour or community volunteer for a Carmarthenshire County Council Tenant 2 Tenant Award. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The council has launched its first ever award scheme to celebrate the difference tenants make in their communities. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The awards, in association with Spice, is an opportunity for tenants to nominate neighbours, friends and community volunteers for an award, a chance for them to say thank you for the efforts they make to go the extra mile to make other people’s lives better. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There are 16 categories up for grabs, ranging from Pride In Your Patch project of the year, to volunteer of the year; fuel club of the year to young tenant of the year. There’s also best kept garden, and best room makeover, as well as recycling champion and Welsh language champion awards. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

An awards ceremony will be held in September, but before then, tenants have until June 30 to nominate worthy winners in each award category. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A judging panel, led by Cllr Linda Evans, Executive Board Member for Housing, will choose from the nominations submitted. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“This is exciting news – the first time we have held an awards ceremony to celebrate tenants and community projects,” she said. “I am looking forward to seeing the nominations coming in, and of course to meeting many more of you at the awards ceremony in September.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Do you know someone who deserves a T2T award? Check out all the categories and find out how to enter below: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Community Project/Pride In Your Patch Project of the year

Recognising a group of volunteers who have gone the extra mile to bring some community spirit back to your area ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Sheltered Scheme Project of the year

Celebrating a project that has involved Sheltered Scheme tenants working together to benefit others ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Family Centre Project of the year

Shining a spotlight on a project that has brightened the lives of your children and families ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Fuel Club of the year

Recognising the group effort of fuel club co-ordinators, volunteers and members to help you save money on your fuel, and help the environment ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Volunteer of the year

Celebrating the fantastic efforts a fellow tenant has made to bring joy and wellbeing to the lives of people living in your community ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Time Credits Champion

Recognising the exceptional efforts of someone who has gone above and beyond to promote, earn or spend Time Credits ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Good Neighbour of the year

Everyone needs good neighbours, and this award is a big Thank You to one special neighbour who goes the extra mile to help you in times of need ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Young Tenant of the year

Celebrating the achievements of a young tenant (aged 18 or under), for their contributions to community life; inspiring other young tenants by achieving great things; breaking down barriers and making good with their life even when times are tough ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Welsh language champion

A chance to say Diolch to a tenant that has made it their mission to help others use or learn our wonderful Welsh language ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Recycling champion

We all like to do our bit for the environment, but this award will recognise a tenant or family that goes the extra ‘green mile’ to reduce waste, encourage and support you to recycle, or do something fantastic with recyclable materials ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Hero Tenant

An opportunity to say Thank You to a tenant that has put their own personal safety on the line to help someone else in need ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • True Grit award

Recognising an individual tenant who has overcome personal battles to make a difference to their own lives, or many lives ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Lifetime Achievement award

Celebrating the achievements of an older tenant who has dedicated considerable time to making a difference in their community ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Best Kept Garden award

A chance to shine a light on the talents of a green-fingered tenant who has made their garden bloom ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Grand Designs award for best room makeover

Recognising the creativity of an individual tenant who has transformed a room in their home ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Tenants’ Choice Award

An opportunity for you to reward someone who gives their time to help improve your life – someone who has put a smile on your face, helped you into training or employment, helped at a community group etc. This award could be won by anyone who is not a Carmarthenshire County Council tenant ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

TO NOMINATE: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Simply tell us, in no more than 100 words, why the person you are nominating deserves the award. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The closing date for nominations is Thursday, June 30, 2016. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

You can enter the same person/project in as many categories as you like, but please note that you cannot nominate yourself or your own project. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Enter online here ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Send your written entries to: Tenant2Tenant Awards 2016, c/o Carmarthenshire County Council Housing Services, Ty Elwyn, Town Hall Square, Llanelli, SA15 3AP ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Earn Time Credits for helping make the Tenant 2 Tenant Awards 2016 happen! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

We are looking for volunteers to help us promote the awards, make arrangements for the awards evening, and even help out on the night. Earn one Time Credit for every one hour volunteered. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Can you help? Contact us at tenant2tenant@carmarthenshire.gov.uk or call 01554 899288 ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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