Last chance to nominate NK Community Champions

It’s not too late to nominate your local hero in the 2018 NK Community Champion awards.

The awards highlight the work of people making a difference in the North Kesteven community. They may have set up a community group, kept their village clean and tidy or helped a neighbour get out and about. If you feel they’ve gone the extra mile then you can show your appreciation with a nomination.

The 2018 NK Community Champion awards are produced in association with 14 local sponsors – including The Lincolnite.

Last year’s winner for the Health & Wellbeing category, Amelia Bailey said; “Winning the NKDC Community Champion Award for my contribution to health and wellbeing was fantastic acknowledgement of the voluntary work that I do. It instilled a sense of pride to be part of a region that appreciates and values its community members.

“I was and still am absolutely overjoyed to have won and through winning, it has given my voluntary work extra credibility having been recognised by NKDC.

“One aspect that is particularly great about NK acknowledging people in the community is that it informs the public of the incredible things individuals or groups are doing and this inspires others. It in turn building a stronger sense of community and it’s inspiring to others.”

You have until August 17 to nominate anyone living, working and carrying out their voluntary community work within North Kesteven via the website or by downloading the form.

Should your nominee make it to the finals, both of you will be invited to an awards evening in Autumn.

Award Categories

Good Neighbour Award

An individual who has gone over and above for their neighbours, helping them with day-to-day tasks, checking on them and generally being someone the neighbourhood couldn’t do without.

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.