The prestigious Tenant 2 Tenant awards are returning this year.
The awards are all about shining a light on the many unsung heroes who make estate and neighbourhoods great places to live.
The 2018 awards will be another chance to say a big thank you to people who go the extra mile for the benefit of their neighbours, friends and community, and those that make an extra effort to keep their homes and gardens looking their best.
There are 12 categories up for grabs, ranging from Community project / event of the year, to volunteer of the year; Family project to Good neighbour. There’s also best kept garden, and best room makeover, as well as Housing Legend award and Lifetime Achievement Award.
An awards ceremony will be held in November, but before then, tenants have until June 28 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.
“These awards are a great way to celebrate tenants and community projects,” said Cllr Evans.
“Nominations have been flooding in for this year’s awards and I am looking forward to meeting everyone at the awards evening in November. It really is a fantastic opportunity to say thank you to the tenants and the efforts they make to go the extra mile to make other people’s lives better.”
Do you know someone who deserves a T2T award? Check out all the categories and find out how to enter below:
•Community Project/event of the year:
Recognising a group of volunteers who have gone the extra mile to bring some community spirit back to your area
•Best older person’s initiative or event award:
Celebrating a project that has involved sheltered scheme tenants working together to benefit others
•Family Project of the year:
Shining a spotlight on a project that has brightened the lives of your children and families.
•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
•Lifetime achievement award:
Celebrating the achievements of a tenet who has dedicated considerable time to make a difference in their community
•Housing Legend award:
Embracing a household legend who currently, or who has previously lived, in a council home.
•True Grit award:
Recognising an individual tenant who has overcome personal battles to make a difference to their own lives, or many lives.
•Green Fingers award:
A chance to shine a light on the talents of a keen gardener 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
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 28, 2018.
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.
For further information, email MLTucker@carmarthenshire.gov.uk or call 01554 899288.
Enter online here
Send your written entries to: Tenant2Tenant Awards 20168 c/o Carmarthenshire County Council Housing Services, 3 Spilman Street. Carmarthen. SA31 1LE.
Earn Time Credits for helping make the Tenant 2 Tenant Awards 2018 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 MLTucker@carmarthenshire.gov.uk or call 01554 899288