11th April 2023
Held annually since 2004, the Lord Mayor's Community and Voluntary Awards recognise voluntary and community groups across Cork for their invaluable contribution to life in the city. This year the awards celebrate their 20th Anniversary. The awards are presented to one overall winner and to five category winners. The five categories are:
Speaking at the launch Lord Mayor Forde said:
Cork is built on community involvement and the spirit of volunteerism is the heartbeat of the social, cultural and educational life of our city. The annual Lord Mayor’s Civic, Community and Voluntary Awards aim to recognise the selfless and dedicated contributions by individuals and groups to their communities and their city.
The Awards have a distinguished history over many years and as Cork’s longest and most authentic platform to recognise such efforts They have over the years recognised and rewarded many fine recipients. I am honoured to be this year’s host. A special thank you to the Evening Echo which - as title sponsor - have been on this journey with us from the beginning and which has being telling these stories of Cork for over 150 years.
Maurice Gubbins Editor of The Echo and echolive.ie ,title sponsor of the event, said:
“We are delighted at the Echo to have been involved with the project from the start. We are, at our core, very much about community and so this collaboration has always been one we fully endorse and support. The awards go to the heart of everything that is good about living in Cork. They recognise the amazing people who make our city great.
I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Echo thank all those groups for their contribution to the social sporting and cultural life of Cork City”
The closing date for nominations for the Lord Mayor’s Community & Voluntary Awards 2023 is Friday 28th April.
The Public is invited to nominate the groups they would like to see recognised for the good work in which they engage. They may apply online by clicking here