How to Apply for a CiaO Award

Please Use the Online Application form to nominate and apply for a CiaO Award

There are various steps to completing your application for a CiaO Award. Included here is a handy guide and details on completing your application form fully for a CiaO Award. It also has points you may need to consider before starting.





First Step

  • If you haven't already done so, please check our Who Can Apply for a CiaO Award page to check if you fulfil those requirements 
  • Think about how we can assist for example a project / idea / commodity etc. that you are requesting the CiaO Award for 
  • How will it benefit you?
  • How will it benefit others?
  • Make a list of all the things you feel should be included in your application. Keep this as a checklist to ensure that you have included everything in your application. 
  • Speak to relevant people involved and go through the questions on the form and make a note of the main points that answer them. 


Completing The Form

  • You may wish to complete a draft copy of the application form in the first instance, so you can include information / suggestions from other parties and ensure you are happy with it before it is sent to us.
    • A Link to the PDF version of the form is included on this page 
  • It is best if you can keep the application as clear and concise as possible. Try to avoid the use of jargon or if it is necessary include an explanation to ensure it is easy to understand. Only include the most relevant details relating to the application. 
  • Please ensure that the form is fully completed. Remember to include all requirements and resources any other organisations you have approached and what you have requested from them. 


Supporting Information

The following information should be included to support your application if applicable: 

  • Individuals involved
  • Project or idea plan, if applicable
  • Details of any organisation involved in your idea / activity or that will benefit from participating in the project.


Checking Your Application

  • Make sure that you have completed each section of the application form fully. A clear explanation will prevent the need for us to request further information from you and delay the process.
  • Please ensure that your details are correct and provide any back-up information showing how the total cost was reached.
  • If you are applying on behalf of a group or organisation, please provide case studies, letters or testimonials from people who will directly benefit / have benefited from your project. The same goes for schools / colleges organising trips for students. Please include details of how an individual will benefit and how they will use the award in their future. We also find pictures / photos particularly useful additions where available.