We have been awarded the 'Excellence in the Community Award'

Ongo has been awarded the prestigious ‘Excellence in the Community Award’ at this year’s Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards, for delivering our promise of reinvesting into local neighbourhoods and making a difference to communities.

We were commended for our vast range of work in the community, despite being up against tough competition in the category, including Projekt Renewable and The Attis Arena.

The Excellence in the Community Award requires businesses to demonstrate a commitment to its customers and give evidence of being a good neighbour. They must also show they have a proactive plan to engage with and develop a sustainable local community.

Highlighted within the application was our training, employment, financial and mental health support, along with youth mentoring and a host of wellbeing activities.

Last year in total, Ongo delivered £15.15 of social value for every £1 spent.

Jan Williams, Head of Opportunities said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the Excellence in the Community Awards and I’m so proud that our work has been recognised at such a prestigious event. 

“This award embodies everything we aim to do, which is supporting our local communities, as well as improving lives.

“Our work including offering safe and warm spaces, free food, as well as mental health counselling, is often a lifeline for people and we’re so proud to be able to continue this.

 “I’m honoured to work with so many amazing people, who are passionate about helping others.”

For more information on the Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards, go to: www.nlincsba.co.uk.