In 2019, NVPC undertook a review of PVPA to see how the awards could better achieve their objectives, to strengthen the nominations process, and improve the post-awards engagement of our winners.
In 2020, NVPC organised the PVPA 2020 Special Edition – The Finest Hour in the City of Good, to honour individuals, leaders and organisations that have contributed back to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic period.
From 2021 onwards, PVPA will confer awards in 10 categories aligned to the three broad pillars of: People of Good, Organisations of Good and Leaders of Good. In addition, we are introducing a pinnacle award, The City of Good Award, for impactful cross-sector partnerships. This symbolises how a City of Good can only be built through the collective efforts of individuals, organisations and leaders in society.
People of Good award (Open Category)
Age criteria: 17 – 64 years old
People of Good award (Senior)
Age criteria: 65 years old and above
People of Good award (Student)
Age criteria: 16 years old and below
Leader of Good (Youth) award
Age criteria: 35 years old and below
Leader of Good (Adult) award
Age criteria: 36 years old and above
Corporate (Large Enterprise) award
Corporate (Small & Medium Enterprise) award
Public Institution award
The City of Good Award recognises cross-sector partnerships for good that have achieved significant and sustainable impact and effectiveness, resulting in lasting contributions to society.
Depending on their funding status, educational institutions may continue to nominate themselves under the Public Institution category (eg: public schools) or the Corporate categories (eg: private schools). In addition, educational institutions are encouraged to nominate outstanding student givers for either the People of Good (Student) award, or the Leader of Good (Youth) award.
Informal groups may nominate their founders for the Leaders of Good awards and/or consider nominating their volunteers under the People of Good awards.
Both the People of Good and Leaders of Good awards are conferred on individual givers, but the nature of their giving differs significantly. The People of Good awards are meant for people who have demonstrated giving excellence primarily on an individual level, e.g. they are committed donors and volunteers and have succeeded in building a relationship with their chosen cause, charity or community. The Leaders of Good awards are designed for individuals who have achieved success in galvanising and inspiring others to do good together with them, thereby scaling up their impact.
We will typically only select 1 winner per award category. However, in years when there are truly deserving and exceptional candidates, the judges may exercise their discretion to award a tie.
In years where judges deem not to have any deserving and exceptional candidates, judges may also exercise their discretion not to award a winner for that category.
All sensitive information submitted would be kept confidential. However, NVPC may share the contents of the nomination form publicly with the media for the purposes of publicity, marketing of PVPA and other related programmes and initiatives.
Yes. PVPA 2020 was a one-off, special edition to honour those who have given to the community during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. PVPA 2020 winners therefore, are eligible to be considered for future editions of PVPA.
From 2021 onward, PVPA winners will only be eligible to apply for the awards again after at least 3 years have elapsed. For instance, if you are a PVPA 2021 winner, the earliest you will be eligible for PVPA again will be in 2024.
Yes, you may nominate another deserving individual/organisation. When nominating another individual/organisation, please ensure that you inform your nominee and obtain his/her consent before completing this application process on his/her behalf. Alternatively, you may ask the nominee to complete the form directly and include your details as the nominator.
The judging panel will award candidates in the category they are most suited for. Therefore, we encourage submissions for the category in which you think you / your organisation excels in, based on the eligibility criteria.
Using the given example, if your CEO is not just instrumental in directing your organisation’s CSR efforts, but is also actively involved outside of the organisation with other efforts to give back to the community, he/she may be considered for the Leaders of Good award. If your CEO is not active in giving outside of the organisation, but your organisation nevertheless has a strong corporate giving track record, you may consider just applying for the relevant Organisations of Good award category.