Accessible Derbyshire Awards 2018 - Nominations open!

1st Aug 2018

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Accessible Derbyshire Awards 2018 - Nominations now open!

In 2016 we held the first ever Accessible Derbyshire Awards at Chatsworth House. This year the awards return to celebrate the people, places and projects that help to make Derbyshire and the Peak District accessible for all.

On Saturday, 10th November, our awards return to Chatsworth House, with the awards ceremony being held in the beautiful Carriage House Restaurant.

This year there are 13 award categories, which are:

Most accessible town or village

Awarded to the Derbyshire town or village which has made the greatest commitment to improving its accessibility

Most accessible attraction

Awarded to the Derbyshire attraction which has done the most to welcome disabled people

Most inspirational person or group

Awarded to an individual or group from Derbyshire who has inspired people locally or nationally on an accessibility related issue, project or activity

Best newcomer of the year

Awarded to a business, organisation or individual in Derbyshire who is new to accessible leisure and tourism and who has excelled in this field

Project of the year – small project

Awarded to a smaller project in the region whose aim is to improve accessibility

Project of the year – large project

Awarded to a larger project in the region whose aim is to improve accessibility

Organisation of the year

Awarded to a Derbyshire organisation which has shown outstanding commitment to improving accessibility across its operation

Accessible event of the year

Awarded for an event which has gone the extra mile to welcome people with access needs

Most inspiration fundraisers

Awarded to the most inspirational Accessible Derbyshire fundraisers

Gateway to Derbyshire

Awarded to the organisation from outside Derbyshire which has excelled in improving accessibility in our region

Heart of the Community 

Awarded to the accessible organisation or venue in Derbyshire which is at the very heart of its local community

Best new initiative

Awarded to a new accessible initiative or activity in Derbyshire

The Thomas Scotford Award

This new award, dedicated to Thomas Scotford who sadly passed away in 2017, acknowledges the special achievement of an individual or group
Nominations are welcome from individuals, groups or organisations across Derbyshire and the Peak District. 
You may nominate yourself, your organisation or someone else for one or more of the above award categories using the Accessible Derbyshire Awards 2018 Nomination Form which you can download below:
Nominations are open from 1st August to 1st September, 2018 inclusive.
Winners will be selected by the Accessible Derbyshire Trustees, and those shortlisted will be notified by 15th September, 2018.
A few of the lucky winners from 2016 are pictured above. This year, it could be YOU!
Good luck!

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