African communities, individuals and companies are being offered the opportunity to win one of eight MoneyGram sponsorships. The African Community Award, powered by MoneyGram will award projects with a sustainable influence on the African diaspora in the UK.
Prizes will be awarded to two winners in each of the following four categories:
- Social commitment/Education
According to Moneygram, there are more than 800 African associations in the UK. In addition, there are companies and individuals supporting social and cultural causes - from dance groups to athletic clubs, from organizers of integrative cultural events to aid organizations.
A five-member jury consisting of representatives from the African community and MoneyGram will determine the winners.
The first prize winners of each category will be awarded with a MoneyGram sponsorship of £500, the 2nd prize winners of each category will be awarded with a MoneyGram sponsorship of £250.
A spokesperson for Moneygram said:
“MoneyGram knows how difficult it can be for Africans in the UK to settle in their new home country while maintaining close ties to family and friends in Africa and supporting them financially from a distance.
“With our slogan 'That’s the African Way – discover your way', MoneyGram offers their African customers many options to send and receive money at affordable fees and great exchange rates.
“MoneyGram offers more than fast, reliable and affordable money transfers to Africa. The recent Africa Community Awards is a good example of how the company supports and engages with the African communities. This is also why MoneyGram have supported several African events in the UK this year, like the Ghana Music Awards, the UK Black Business Show or the Film Africa Festival in London.”
Registrations can be submitted online on africacommunityawards.uk until the 31st of December 2018.
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