The Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards will award The Best Not for Profit Award to an organization, in operation for at least 12 months based in the Mid-West Region, that demonstrates a significant positive impact on the community it serves. This can be in a variety of areas such as social, economic, environmental, or cultural impacts.
Judges will be looking at:
Sustainability & Development: This winning organization demonstrates that it took significant measures to ensure sustainability in its sector (or location) and continued to develop its offering in the face of the challenges this year.
Innovation & Adaptability: The winning organization has embraced innovation and adapted its services to the challenges this year
Compelling Need: The winning organisation demonstrates that it is meeting a compelling need(s) in the community it serves
Engagement & Collaboration: The winning organisation can demonstrate that it engages with its community and key stakeholders at all levels in the development of its services. There is a strong and mutually beneficial collaboration with any partner charities, NGOs, communities, or other stakeholders.
Social Impact: The winning organisation will have a demonstrable, positive impact on the relevant stakeholders and are sustainable.
Future Development and governance: Thewinning organisation will have demonstrated potential for future development, growth and sustainability and shows that the organisation demonstrates excellence in governance
To be eligible for the Best Not for Profit Organisation Award, nominees must have been in operation for a minimum of 12 months, based in the Limerick Region. Though it is a highly diverse sector, the organisations generally share the following features:
Organised: distinguished from informal or ad hoc, purely social or familial groupings by having an institutional presence or structure;
Non-profit distributing: do not return profits to a set of managers or owners;
Independent: not a state agency/organisation (however funding from state aid or local government and other supports (including positions on boards) is acceptable);
Voluntary: containing some element of voluntary or unpaid participation;
Self-governing: in control of their own affairs; and
Contributing to the public good: their activity aimed, at least in part, at contributing to the public good.