A NEW Community Award scheme has been announced by Hove’s Pitman Training as part of its 2018 SuperAchievers activity and 180th year celebrations.

There is £1,000 worth of training up for grabs.

Community organisations in Brighton are being invited to tell their story and share their challenges for the chance to win support from the SuperAchiever Awards.

If shortlisted their fate will then be in the hands of the Brighton public to vote, to try and ensure their local group is the one supported.

Pitman, in Wilbury Villas, Hove, is looking to provide the winners from the region with free training that small volunteer-led groups often cannot afford to invest in.

Brighton centre manager Joy Renshaw said “We’re so excited about this new addition to SuperAchiev-ers, which traditionally just rewards individual career achievements.

“To be able to boost knowledge and skillsets within community groups is a really worthy activity as it should help increase profitability, helping them generate more funds, save time through increased efficiency and increase the expo-sure of the groups through marketing know-how.

“There are often many unsung heroes working so hard, if we can support them to help them grow that’s a contribution we’ll be really proud of and they can achieve a lot with £1,000 worth of training.

“I’d love to see a group from Brighton win.”