The annual NK Community Champion Awards celebrating the achievements of district residents have officially been launched for 2017.
The awards celebrate the district’s unsung heroes who work quietly, tirelessly and voluntarily in their area.
In six months’ time North Kesteven District Council will be celebrating those heroes at an awards event at The Venue in Navenby presented by BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Rod Whiting.
The eight award categories include:
- Young Achievers Award – A young person aged 19 or under who has shown amazing bravery or excelled in any way, perhaps under adversity, through leadership or in pioneering a community project
- Community Business of the Year – A company or sole-trader whose business initiatives and charitable, neighbourly contributions have made a difference to their local communities
- Community Spirit Award – Personal service to the community through hard work, dedication and commitment
- Contribution to a Better Environment – A group, school, club, business or individual whose actions have a positive impact on the environment, locally, in a broader way or globally
- Contribution to the Arts – Any group, school, club, business or individual whose actions have a positive impact on the cultural richness of the District
- Contribution to Sport – A group, school, club, business or individual whose actions have a positive impact on sports and physical activity locally
- Contribution to Health & Wellbeing – An individual or group that has contributed to the wellbeing of others or excelled in making positive healthy lifestyle changes – physical or psychological – for themselves or others.
- Longstanding contribution to an organisation or group – An individual who has contributed a huge amount of their time to a single charity, club, group or organisation.
How to nominate:
Nominees must be living or undertaking their community work within North Kesteven.
To nominate your unsung hero, visit the website to fill in an online application or pick one up from your local parish council or NKDC council office.
Nominees shortlisted as a finalist will be invited to attend the awards evening in October.
All nominations must be made by 12pm on Friday, September 8 and sent to:
NKDC Community Champions
North Kesteven District Council
Sleaford NG34 7EF
Or email: [email protected]