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2016 Community Hero Award

The 2016 Community Hero Award (in association with the Volunteer Ireland Awards) is a lifetime achievement award honouring a volunteer who has - over the course of their life - made an extraordinary contribution to a good cause.

This Award represents a unique collaboration between the Volunteer Ireland Awards and the Better Together Campaign. It aims to shine a light on those remarkable individuals who, year after year, dedicate their time and energy to supporting a community and voluntary organisation, club or association.

Voting Closed

Voting is now closed for the Better Together Community Hero Award. A panel of independent judges will now select one overall Community Hero winner who will be announced at the Better Together  Awards on Wednesday, 14 December at the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham.

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Click here to meet all 10 nominated heroes >>


The overall Community Hero Award winner will receive a trophy and a €1,000 cash prize to donate to the charity that they volunteer with, both of which will be presented at the Better Together Awards at Dublin Castle on 14th December.

More Background:

  1. The ten longest serving volunteers from the 30 shortlisted nominees of the Volunteer Ireland Awards are eligible to be selected for the Community Hero Award.
  2. The public can vote for their favourite Community Hero Award nominees  7th November and 7th December here on the Better Together website.
  3. The independent Better Together judging panel will select a single winner from the five nominees with the most votes.
  4. The recipient of the Community Hero Award will be announced at the Better Together Awards on 14 December 2015.

Click here to read the full terms of the Award.