Allsorts shortlisted for National Diversity Awards 2014

August 19th, 2014 by

Allsorts Youth Project has been shortlisted for the community organisation for age category at the prestigious National Diversity Awards 2014.

Headline sponsors Microsoft be just one of the brands supporting a sky fall of diversity talent – positive role models, community organisations and businesses from the LGBT, ethnic minority, age, gender, religion and disability communities.

Over 21,000 nominations were received this year paying tribute to inspirational individuals and groups nationwide that have dedicated their lives to enhancing the equality agenda.

Based in Brighton and now in their 15th year, Allsorts, has been providing support and volunteering opportunities for LGBT people under the age of 26 who are identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans and/or unsure of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Jess Wood MBE, Co-Founder and Project Director, said: ‘We are thrilled to be short listed for these awards. So many great organisations have been recognised by the national diversity awards in the past and we feel honoured to be part of it.’

The Hurlingham Club, London will play host to the prestigious black-tie event on September 26th, to honour the outstanding achievements of grass root communities nationwide.

Lloyds Banking group, which operates the UK’s largest retail bank, international accountants PwC, media giants Sky and Secret Service MI5 will be amongst sponsors backing the Best of British diversity at the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards.

TV personality Brian Dowling will return to host the ceremony alongside CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell. He said: ‘I am so excited! I have witnessed the awards go from strength to strength and I am always truly taken back by thehumbling and uplifting stories of all the nominees and award winners.’

The awards have gained a mass of celebrity support from the likes of Stephen Fry, Brian Blessed and singing sensation Misha B.

Bafta award winning actor, Adam Deacon added his support ‘The National Diversity Awards exceed in bringing people from all walks of life together. Their ability to highlight positive role models and community organisations from underrepresented backgrounds is so necessary in the fight for social justice‘.

Paralympic gold medallist Giles Long MBE commented, ‘As the country becomes ever more diverse it is important thatdifference is recognised, celebrated and embraced as the excitingly positive force for change that it is‘.

Face Equality Campaigner, James Partridge OBE, ground breaking entrepreneur Jessica Huie and Grassroots breakaway group Birmingham LGBT were amongst last year’s Winners.

Paul Sesay, founder of the NDA’s said; ‘The quality and quantity of nominees this year has been exceptional. I would like to wish all shortlisted nominees the very best of luck, and we look forward to meeting you on the night of the ceremony!’

Allsorts will find out whether they have won at the awards ceremony on September 26th in London.