West Midlands Volunteer Awards –
your invitation to make a nomination


NEW for West Midlands 2016!

We are delighted to announce the launch of a volunteer award scheme for museums in the West Midlands region funded through Arts Council England. The Awards are part of Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s Major Partner Museum and West Midlands Museum Development programme.   

Do you know of an individual or group of committed volunteers whose hard work, loyalty and dedication contributes to making your museum a success?

This is your opportunity to nominate a volunteer or group of volunteers to share their story; it is a chance to give back to those who give so generously caring for the region’s cultural heritage.   


We are all stories in the end – what is yours?


Award Categories:

Above and Beyond
Team or individual that has gone the extra mile

Working Together
Team award for a project or new working practice

Project Award
Team or individual who developed, implemented and managed a specific project that resulted in tangible benefits for the museum

Making the Ask
Team or individual who has brought in additional monies through either fundraising, sponsorship, or donations

Spreading the Word
Individual who has made a marked contribution to equality and diversity through encouraging new visitors

Special Awards:

Individual or team who has driven and delivered great customer service

Individual or team who has introduced an innovative project

An individual with ‘entrepreneurial spirit’

Young People
An individual who has brought new ideas and energy (up to 25 years)

The judges award for the overall winner from the previous nine categories


Celebrate in style!

Shortlisted nominees will be invited to join us along with guests at a dedicated Awards ceremony to be held at the Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome on Thursday 15 September, 6.00pm – 10.00pm.
Guests will be wined, dined and entertained at this leading Midland’s theatre, with BBC Midlands Today Presenter, Sarah Falkland taking centre stage to host the evening.


Key dates:

Nominations open:        Thursday 9 June
Nominations close:        Monday 25 July
Shortlist announced:    Friday 12 August 
Award Ceremony:          Thursday 15 September


How to make a nomination:

Please complete the nomination form and return to: wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk by 5pm Monday 25 July

To make the most of your nominations please make sure that you read and follow the document ‘How to make a nomination’.


We are all stories in the end –
so make it a good one…