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The High Sheriff is one of the oldest Crown Offices, dating back to before the Battle of Hastings. As part of his role, the Sheriff grants awards to public servants, volunteers within the community and organisations from the voluntary sector, who deserve special recognition for their good work. 

A new element has been introduced this year by The High Sheriff - Public Servants. It is felt that many individuals go beyond the 'call of duty' in their everyday work and deserve recognition for their commitment. 

The High Sheriff, Mr Tom Floyd, said: "There are so many people in Hampshire who really make a difference to their communities and to the lives of other people going that extra mile.  The High Sheriff's Awards are an important part of my year and I look forward to showing my appreciation for outstanding work." 

For advice on nominating someone or to request a nomination form please contact the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation on 01256 776101 or download a form from our website.

Shortlisted nominees will be contacted by the end of February and the awards will be presented at an Awards Ceremony in March 2017 at the Great Hall in Winchester. 

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation administers the High Sheriff's Fund. We work in partnership with the High Sheriff of Hampshire in organising the High Sheriff's Awards. 

The deadline for nominations is 31st January 2017.