Foundation Awards

We are delighted to be holding the Berkeley Foundation Awards again in 2022. The Awards will recognise the achievements of individuals, Berkeley businesses and supply chain companies in supporting the Foundation’s work and making a difference to our local communities. 

Entries are now open!

Have you….

  • Fundraised or volunteered for the Berkeley Foundation or one of our partner charities?
  • Organised a golf day or football tournament, or a mouth-watering bake off?
  • Made a real difference in your local community?

If so we want to hear from you! 

The Foundation Awards will recognise the achievements of individuals, Berkeley businesses and supply chain companies in supporting the Foundation’s work and making a difference to our local communities.  There are seven categories open for entry this year. 

Entry deadline is Monday 31 January 2022. 

The winners will be announced at an event on Thursday 31 March, at the Bishopsgate Institute in London. 

If you have any questions about entering, please email awards@berkeleyfoundation.org.uk or call Emma Lidefjard on 01932 585055

Categories

We’re looking forward to receiving your entries in the categories below. All entries should be submitted as a 500 word statement (max), answering the specific questions set out for each category. 

We know that the last 18 months have looked very different due to the pandemic. This might have changed the type of activities you undertook to support your local charities and communities, prompted you to do more, or encouraged you to get creative about how to volunteer or raise money during lockdowns. We’d like to hear about this as part of your entries, so please do include information on this where relevant.

Read our tips for writing a successful award entry here.

Please submit your completed entries to awards@berkeleyfoundation.org.uk by 5.30pm on Monday 31 January 2022.

Best Individual Commitment to Fundraising

We are looking for a Berkeley staff member who has shown outstanding commitment to fundraising, by initiating or taking part in one or more activities in support of the Foundation or our charity partners. This award is more about the individual’s commitment than the amount raised (although this should be included in the entry). You can enter yourself or nominate a colleague. 

Entries should refer to activities taking place between 1 May 2020 and 30 November 2021.

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Best Individual Commitment to Volunteering

This award will recognise a Berkeley staff member who has shown outstanding commitment to volunteering in support of the Berkeley Foundation or our partner charities, and made a real difference to the charity or its beneficiaries. You can enter yourself or nominate a colleague. 

Entries should refer to activities taking place between 1 May 2020 and 30 November 2021.

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Best Divisional Commitment to the Foundation

This will be awarded to a Berkeley business that has shown an outstanding commitment to the Foundation and our partner charities in the last year. This could include fundraising and volunteering activities, GAYE uptake, and in-kind support. The award is more about the activities and participation than the amount raised (although this should be included in the entry). 

No more than one entry should be submitted per business. Entries should refer to activities taking place between 1 May 2020 and 30 November 2021.

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Best Contractor Commitment to the Foundation

This will be awarded to a company within the Berkeley Group supply chain that has shown an outstanding commitment to the Foundation or our partner charities in the last year. This could include fundraising and volunteering activities, work placements, or in-kind practical support like help with renovations.  The award is more about the activities and participation than the amount raised (although this should be included in the entry). 

Contractors can enter themselves or be nominated by a Berkeley colleague. Entries should refer to activities taking place between 1 May 2020 

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Most Impactful Charity Partnership

This category will recognise a Berkeley business who has built an outstanding partnership with a charity. The entry should demonstrate the aims and objectives, activities and impact of the partnership, including measurable results. Strong entries will include a quote from the partner charity.

No more than one entry should be submitted per business. Entries should refer to activities taking place between 1 May 2020 and 30 November 2021.

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Most Inspiring Berkeley Foundation Champion

This category will recognise a Berkeley Foundation Champion who has gone ‘above and beyond’ in inspiring their colleagues to get involved with the Foundation. You can enter yourself or nominate a colleague.

Entries should refer to activities taking place between 1 May 2020 and 30 November 2021 but can also draw on the nominee’s longer-term commitment, if relevant.

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The Tony Pidgley Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Foundation

Tony Pidgley was passionate about supporting local communities through the Berkeley Foundation. This award celebrates his contribution to our work, and will recognise an individual who has done something amazing for the Foundation. You might have got involved consistently over a long period of time, or completed an astonishing one-off achievement. You can enter yourself or nominate a colleague.

Entries should refer to activities taking place between 1 May 2020 and 30 November 2021 but can also draw on the nominee’s longer-term commitment, if relevant.

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In addition, the Payroll Giving Award will be presented on the day to the Division with the highest percentage of staff enrolled in the Payroll Giving Scheme at 31st January 2022.

The Judges’ Award will also be presented on the day. This category is not open to entries. A winner will be selected by the judging panel from across the entries submitted to the other categories.