THE 2018 Oxfordshire Charity and Volunteer Awards have opened for nominations.

People in the not-for-profit sector are invited to nominate deserving individuals and groups for a slew of titles.

Among this year's award categories are Best Community Project, Innovation Award, Best New Group, Environmental Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The nominations are open until Tuesday, April 10.

The awards are due to be announced at the annual summer ceremony.

Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA), which runs the awards, has issued advice on its website for people wanting to make a nomination.

The organisers have advised people to 'support impact statements with evidence such as statistics and case studies, stories, testimonials and feedback'.