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Meet Our Award Sponsors

Our Community Awards were held in partnership with The Civil Service Insurance Society (CSIS).

The Civil Service Insurance Society

Civil Service Insurance Society logoThe Civil Service Insurance Society (CSIS) is an award winning “not for profit” organisation, providing specially negotiated home, motor and travel insurance to all current, former or retired civil and public servants and their partners.

CSIS donates all its profits to the CSIS Charity Fund, an independent charity dedicated to helping current and former civil and public servants and their families to get through tough times in their lives. It has made grants to around 100 organisations including The Charity for Civil Servants, and supported the spouses of deceased policyholders, for more than a century.

In the last decade some £8.6 million has gone to those in need or hardship, returning help to the communities from which the funds were generated.

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Thank you also to the following companies who supported our 2019 Community Awards.

Gold Sponsor:


Commsave Credit union logo

Established in 1991, as a not for profit financial co-operative, Commsave offers excellent products and service, and its benefits are open to all civil servants across the UK. 

Commsave are currently supporting over 24,000 members, with products tailor made for their needs, encouraging financial wellbeing within the workplace. Delivering fast and easy access to savings and sharing our values to provide our service in a friendly, ethical and professional way.

Membership of Commsave is free, with a variety of savings accounts all with a competitive return meaning saving for the important things in life couldn’t be easier.

"It was our pleasure to join the judging panel for the Community Awards 2019. We are very grateful to have had the opportunity to discover first-hand the remarkable work that’s taken place within the Civil Service by their employees. 

There was an incredible number of nominations this year, making it extremely difficult to identify the winning candidates. However, the winning nominations are those that have gone above and beyond, to deliver extraordinary community spirit across their workplace and are truly deserving of this recognition. 

Not only are we extremely honoured to be sponsoring this year’s awards, but we are delighted to have been given the opportunity to present one of the winners awards."

“Commsave Credit Union was delighted to be the Gold Sponsor for the 2019 Charity for Civil Servants awards. It was a privilege to be involved throughout the process, from reviewing the incredible work of all the nominees and helping to select the winners, to attending the awards event itself and hearing first hand from the winners about their passion for supporting their colleagues. We were impressed with the community ‘feel’ to the awards, which was very much in tune with our own ethos, and we were proud to be associated with such a positive and rewarding event.”
James, Commsave

Silver Sponsors:

Specsavers logo
Hearing star logo
CSSC sport and leisure logo

Specsavers has been a family-run business for over 30 years, working together with store partners to provide the best value optometry, audiology and other healthcare service for customers. Specsavers has more than 2,000 businesses in 10 countries, employing more than 35,000 people.

Each store is part-owned and managed by its own directors, who are shareholders of their own businesses but who are supported by key specialists in support offices, who provide a range of services, such as marketing, accounting, IT and wholesaling, among others

Specsavers Corporate Eyecare works alongside many government departments, assisting them with their employee eyecare requirements.

CSSC Sports & Leisure
CSSC Sports & Leisure is a not-for-profit membership organisation established in 1921. Their vision is to inspire our 160,000+ members to explore new ways to be active and healthy.

They do this by providing a huge range of discounted sports and leisure activities, savings at thousands of retail outlets, as well as free entry into participating historic sites through our partners English Heritage, Historic Royal Palaces and Cadw.

Membership is open to the public sector with members being able to link up friends or family.

Hearing Star
Established in 2009, Hearing Star works in partnership with organisations for the benefit of their members and charitable objects. Hearing Star does not sell to the general public, but forms part of the many benefits offered to members by their organisation.

Benefits include competitive pricing, 0% finance, inclusive value accessory options. Hearing Star delivers a complete audiology service encompassing hearing premium technology, offering the latest direct wireless TV and phone compatibility.

The company raises charitable funds by delivering socially responsible low profit commercial services and donating pre-tax profits. Hearing Star has raised over £100k in donations to-date.

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