Nominations open for Inspire awards

Nominations are now being accepted for this year's Inspire awards.

The awards are held each year by Inspire magazine to celebrate the unsung heroes of Christian work in communities.

Nominees for the awards can be individuals or projects.

This year's categories are: an individual Christian in the UK who is an inspiring role model; a UK-based Christian-run project serving the local area; individuals or projects making an impact in their work with children or young people in the UK.

Short-listed candidates will be announced at an awards ceremony held in Westminster in November.

Steve Clifford, general director of the Evangelical Alliance, which is sponsoring the award said: "These awards are about celebrating the work of Christians quietly going about their work but having a significant impact in their community.

"Christians contribute massively to the social good of our country but are often unsung, unreported and unheard of.

"Let these awards give someone or some project their moment in the limelight so they can be an inspiration for others."

Pastor Peter Cunningham, CEO of Green Pastures Housing and a winner at last year's awards, said: "At Green Pastures we have a passion to eradicate homelessness and winning the award gave everybody involved the feel-good factor and a sense of belonging to an incredible team across the UK.

"It was fantastic for the team but it also highlighted the amazing work that our partners do. It also means something to those who have been housed - it helps them on their journey, and gives them a little bit more self esteem. Thank you Inspire Awards."

Russ Bravo, editor of Inspire magazine, said: “When we launched the Inspire Awards in 2008, we wanted to show how life is being made better all over the UK because of the faith of ordinary men and women doing extraordinary things.

"We’re delighted to work with our friends at the Evangelical Alliance and Tearfund this year to tell more inspiring stories of Christians making a difference where they live.”

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Nomination deadline is 31 July 2012. They can be submitted by anyone. The competition is for the unsung heroes, rather than nationally recognised ministries.
The awards are sponsored by the Evangelical Alliance, Inspire magazine and Tearfund.