Applications are invited for nominations for High Sheriff’s Awards for the year 2017/2018.

Applications are invited for nominations for High Sheriff’s Awards for the year 2017/2018.
The purpose of these awards is to recognise people in Oxfordshire who have made outstanding contributions to the communities in which they live and work. Nominees will usually have had a high impact on the lives of others over a sustained period of time and will be recognised by other people working in the nominee’s area as inspirational and as setting an example for others to follow.
High Sheriff’s Awards will not normally be made to people whose work and commitment has already been recognised by the award of a National Honour or by bodies such as the Police, the Fire and Rescue Service and Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action.
Nominations can be made by anyone who lives or works in Oxfordshire or who is representing an organisation in the public, voluntary and charitable or private sectors. All nominations will be treated in the strictest confidence and nominees should not be informed that they have been nominated as it can be very disappointing to raise expectations which are then not met.
The Nomination Process
All nominations should be made on the form which has been prepared for this purpose and should include the contact details of the nominee as well as the nominator together with a brief summary (400 words max)  of the reasons why  the nominee merits a High Sheriff’s Award. A copy of the form is attached.
The deadline for nominations is Thursday 11th January 2018. Successful nominees will be contacted in early February and the awards will be conferred at a ceremony in central Oxford on a date to be confirmed to which nominators, families and friends will also be invited.
Contributions to Community Life
Nominations will be welcome for people who have made outstanding contributions to any aspect of community life but in the current year nominations in the following area will be particularly welcome;
  • Individuals who are, or have been, involved in crime reduction projects, whether in prevention, rehabilitation or support for the vulnerable.
  • Individuals who have helped the homeless into work and/or accommodation.
  • Individuals who have helped turn round the lives of addicts.
Nominations should arrive with the High Sheriff BEFORE Thursday 11th January 2018 and sent via email to this email address or by post to High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, c/o Organisation Unlimited, 25 Littleworth Road, Benson OX10 6LY
We look forward to receiving your nominations Nomination Form
Kind regards, Ella 
On behalf of Jane Cranston
High Sheriff of Oxfordshire 2017-2018
Tel:  07973 661107