Community Recognition Awards 2021

PLEASE NOTE: Nominations are now Closed for our Community Recognition Awards.

DLDC is hosting a Community Recognition Awards ceremony to acknowledge and reward the work of the community and voluntary sector.

The Community & Voluntary sector really came to the fore throughout the COVID 19 Pandemic and we want to take the time now to recognise and reward their valiant efforts. The ‘Community Recognition Awards’ will take place in the Finn Valley Centre, Stranorlar at 7pm on Thursday 4th November where finalists will enjoy a meal, followed by the presentation of awards, music & dancing.

We asked members of the public to join us in acknowledging and recognising this great work and nominate the groups for a recognition award.

Nominations have now been received and our judges have selected the following finalists under each category.

Best Social Inclusion / Peer Support Campaign 
  • Kilmacrennan Men’s Shed
  • Finn Valley Guild – Irish Countrywomen’s Association
  • Donegal Wellness Cafes
  • Different Strokes for Different Folks
Special Recognition Award – A Community Response to Covid-19 
  • Tacú le Gaoth Dobhair
  • Bluestack Special Needs Foundation
  • Chef Aid – Donegal Town Chef Aid & Jo Daly
  • Letterkenny Chef Aid
Best Community Organisation / Social Enterprise Small 
  • Ray Community Centre
  • We Care LK Foodbank
  • Liquid Therapy
  • Donegal Town Community Chamber CLG
Best Community Organisation / Social Enterprise – Large 
  • Bluestacks Special Needs Foundation
  • Cara House
  • No Barriers
Lifetime Achievement Award – Individual Award 
  • Fred Gallagher
  • Liam O’Donnell
  • Margaret Toner
  • Sharon Ferguson
  • Mary McGowan

A judging panel consists of representatives from our 5 sponsor organisations and these judges will adjudicate and awards will be presented to the winners of each category on the night.

These include:

  • Highland Radio
  • Pramerica
  • Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)
  • Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce
  • Watson Hire

Each of the organisations has sponsored a prize for one of the 5 categories above.

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