Barbara is inviting community groups and charities in Worsley and Eccles South to contact her to nominate them for the Paul Goggins Memorial prize.
The national prize will be awarded to the best civil society initiative that can demonstrate that it has reduced poverty in the community. The prize, worth £3000, will be given jointly by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty and the Webb Memorial Trust.
The judges will be looking for innovative and engaging ideas that have worked effectively in and with local communities.Submissions can take any form, and creative ways of expression are encouraged. Photographs, videos and other visual supporting evidence will be welcomed.
To enter, the organisation or project will need Barbara to nominate them before 5th October 2014. MPs of shortlisted projects will be invited to present the proposals in the House of Commons on 19th November 2014, at an awards ceremony to be hosted by the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow.
"Paul was a campaigner against poverty even before he became an MP in 1997 and he continued to work for social justice as an MP and a Minister. I have known Paul since 1996 and he was a good friend to me and to many MPs in Parliament.
Paul was also a councillor in Salford and he lived in my constituency. It is really appropriate that Paul’s memory will be honoured with this prize to recognize work on the alleviation of poverty. I hope local groups in Salford will want to be nominated.
Anyone who would like me to nominate their group or organization should contact me by sending an email via my website barbarakeeley.co.uk. Nominations then have to be submitted by me before October 5th."