Nominations are now open for the 2019 North Kesteven Community Champion Awards, with a new category to recognise even more heroes.
The annual awards ceremony celebrates the hundreds of people who volunteer their time to help others in North Kesteven.
Is there someone in your local area who goes above and beyond to support the environment, arts, sport or community? Then nominate them today.
Unsung heroes who work quietly, tirelessly and voluntarily will be celebrated at a ceremony at the International Bomber Command Centre in October.
The Contribution to Community Safety is a new award to recognise those who respond positively to issues around rural safety, working with the vulnerable and to reduce anti-social behaviour.
Contribution to Community Safety
Any group, school, club, business or individual whose actions have a positive impact on community safety locally, helping to raise awareness and reduce crime in our communities.
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.
How to nominate
Know someone who fits the bill? Anyone living, working and carrying out their voluntary community work in North Kesteven can be nominated here.
If your nominee is shortlisted as a finalist both they and you will be invited to attend the awards evening at the IBCC in October.
All nominations must be made by Monday, August 5 by 10am. Good luck!