Dublin City Good Citizen Awards 2016

Dublin City Council's Good Citizen Awards 2016

Pic: Dublin City Council

Do you know a volunteer who deserves to be recognised? Nominations are open for the Dublin City Good Citizen Awards!

The Dublin City Good Citizen Awards aim to acknowledge the hard work of people who give back to their communities in a variety of ways, from individuals engaging with migrant groups, to those who volunteer with sports clubs.

Awards will be given out in the following nine categories: Social Inclusion, Age Friendly, Community and Neighbourhood, Sports and Recreation, Arts and Culture, Children and Youth, New Communities, Disability, and Lifetime Volunteer.

“Volunteerism is the backbone of this city, communities flourish though the selfless work of these good citizens. I’m delighted that Dublin City Council are recognising the work of these selfless individuals and congratulate Cllr Mary Freehill on coming up with this initiative. I hope that the work of good citizens is acknowledged for many years to come” said Dublin City Councillor Rebecca Moynihan, Chair of the Arts, Culture, Recreation and Community Strategic Policy Committee.

The winning nominees will receive a Good Citizen Awards pin, which has been specially commissioned to be crafted by one of Ireland’s most talented jewellery designers. The awards ceremony will take place in the Mansion House on Dawson Street on May 17

You can download a nomination form in Irish or in English, or fill one out on the Dublin City Council website. They can also be picked up from all Dublin City Council offices, HSE Centres and Garda Stations.

Nomination forms must be returned by close of business on Friday, March 18. For more information click here, call (01) 222 2738, or send an email to goodcitizenawards@dublincity.ie.

By Aimée Mac Leod