Britain's Best Volunteer returns for 2016

Back for the 3rd Year. Britain's Best Volunteer launches with a £1,250 cash prize for your Charity.

Britain’s Best Volunteer Award 2016 Launches with £1,250 Cash Prize for Charity, Markel UK and Small Charities Coalition, Leeds, February 1, 2016:

Markel UK, the specialist charity insurer and Small Charities Coalition, the support organisation for small charities, have announced the much anticipated return of the Britain’s Best Volunteer award for 2016. The award, which is now entering its 3rd Year, is the time to celebrate the accomplishments of those who selflessly volunteer their free time to assist small, local charities, community groups and not-for-profit organisations.

Once again, the UK public will be asked to nominate they volunteer who they think best deserves the award, with nominations judged against a range of criteria including how long they have volunteered for; if they have overcome personal challenges; how their work has inspired others; and the impact their work has had on their charity.  

This year’s winner, as usual,  will receive £1,250 for the charity of their choice and a personal prize of a holiday voucher worth £1,000, while runners up will receive £250 for a charity of their choice and a personal prize of an Apple Watch. 

You can nominate the lucky volunteer from the 1st February online at, which will remain open until February 19. 

After the nominations are in, the judging panel of Judith Miller, Trustee of Small Charities Coalition, Vicky Browning, Director of CharityComms, and Andy Partington, Director of Markel UK, will have the unenviable job of selecting the exclusive shortlist of finalists who will then be in the race to win Britain“s Best Volunteer.

Members of the public will then vote for their favourite by ranking each finalist in order of preference from February 29 to March 18. Nominees must be over 18 and must be volunteers for a charity or community group with an annual turnover of less than £1m. Volunteers may hold any position within the organisation, including being a trustee, providing they are unpaid.

Judith Miller at Small Charities Coalition said of the award: “The award enables charities from all over the country to sing the praises of their volunteers, as well as giving them opportunity to talk about their work and impact, which will assist in the awareness of their cause and fundraising. As the last two years of the award have shown, there are some truly remarkable volunteers nationwide and we want to hear all about their achievements.”   

If you know of someone around the Leeds area that is deserving of this fantastic award, Nominate them today! Since the awards inception there hasn't been a Yorkshire based winner. Let alone a Leeds based one.

So make sure you get your nominations in today!