Nominations have opened for the Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards 2019.

These Awards are designed to reward the hard work, dedication and innovation of everyone working in the not-for-profit sector who is making a positive difference to people’s lives, whether they are supporting children or adults.

Organised by CMM, and developed with the National Care Forum, the Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards are the perfect way to celebrate the work being done to support those who need it most.

The Awards are free to enter and are aimed at charities as well as people and companies who reinvest any profits they make back into their work.

Anyone can nominate someone in one of our 12 categories. You can nominate a person, group or team that supports vulnerable people in society. This means the nominee might be helping:

  • Older people.
  • Children.
  • Families.
  • People who have difficulties with their mental health.
  • People with learning disabilities or autism.
  • People who have physical disabilities.
  • People who have difficulties with drugs or alcohol.

You might want to nominate a care worker who has supported your partner, a local club for children with disabilities, or a hospice that’s supported a family member or friend at the end of their life.

If you know someone who you’d like to nominate in the Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards 2019, you can enter them into categories such as compassion, leadership, end of life care, and creative arts. There are 12 categories in total to celebrate care and support which can all be found on the dedicated website,

Winners of the Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards with Dame Esther Rantzen

All winners will receive an article in CMM Magazine to share their initiative and passions with the adult social care sector, as well as full social media coverage, an opportunity to share their stories on a national stage, and more.

Halas Homes, who won the Community Engagement Award in 2018 said, ‘It’s not often you get to be amongst so many inspirational, empathetic, positive and creative-minded individuals in one room, which is exactly what happens at the 3rd Sector Care Awards. The event in December was full of upbeat people from fantastic and forward-thinking organisations who shared how they work and design innovative models of care. To learn that the hard work of all who work for Halas Homes had been recognised by winning the Community Engagement Award was such an incredible boost to us.’

Winners of the Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards 2019 will be announced at the Awards Ceremony in London on Friday 6th December, attended by around 250 people invested in the not-for-profit care and support sector.

Go to to submit your entry today, and follow the progress of the Awards on Twitter: @3rdSectorCare #3rdSectorCareAwards