Invest in Community, gain recognition – Become a Voluntary Service Awards sponsor.

Celebrate community heroes and elevate your brand with the CAN Voluntary Service Awards on the evening of 27th March 2025 at The Lighthouse, Poole.

CAN is working with the Dorset Chamber and BCP Council to recognise the exceptional individuals and businesses that make a difference in Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole. Become a sponsor to gain valuable exposure to a dedicated audience while supporting a cause you care about.

The awards will be launched and nominations opened at the CAN AGM and networking event at The Village Hotel, Bournemouth in September, with guest speaker Debra Allcock-Tyler, CEO of the Directory for Social Change. Senior figures from the voluntary and public sectors are already committed to attending.

  • Reach 1000’s of potential customers through email marketing (6000+ VCS, charities, NHS and Council recipients), targeted social media campaigns (combined reach of 13,000+), PR, and website presence.
  • Showcase your commitment to making a positive impact and connect with a highly engaged audience when you align your brand with community spirit and social responsibility.
  • Network with passionate community members and position yourself as an employer of choice.

Award Category Sponsor Package – £1,500+VAT

  • Logo placement on event materials and website (averages 4k visitors per month)
  • Logo placement and potential insert in finalists’ video (shared during and post-event as part of a wider campaign)
  • Social media shoutouts
  • Newsletter inclusions
  • Dedicated blog post
  • Co-branded award presentation
  • 2 gala tickets (to present the award)

Sponsor an award category that aligns perfectly with your brand values. Support youth development, environmental initiatives, or outstanding business contributions to the community.


  1. Building the Future: individual or team with a focus on supporting children and young people
  2. Young Volunteer (under 25): sponsored by BCP Early Help Partnership
  3. Heart of Gold: a person who gives their heart to their community
  4. Community Heroes Team Spirit: a team that gives their heart to their community
  5. Paul Payne Award for Trusteeship: a person who has dedicated time and expertise to trusteeship awarded by Mandy Payne
  6. Lifetime Contribution: long-serving volunteer award (10 years+)
  7. Inclusive Volunteering: a person or group that has improved equity and accessibility in volunteering
  8. Going Green: Environmental volunteer or group
  9. Doing Good is Good for Business: a local business that has gone above and beyond serving their community

Ready to make a difference?

Contact Karen Loftus, Chief Executive, at or call 01202 466130 to discuss how you can get involved.

Don’t miss this opportunity to invest in community spirit, gain valuable recognition, and celebrate the heroes of Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole!