Nominations open for the next Community Champion Awards

John Briggs
John Briggs

Nominations are open for the next Community Champion Awards at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe on Thursday 22 November 2018.

You can nominate now online at www.northlincs.gov.uk/champion. Alternatively you can contact the business and integration team on 01724 297270 or emailing community.recreation@northlincs.gov.uk for a nomination form.

Do you know an individual or group that deserves an award:

For the time they have dedicated to volunteering?

For their contribution to the health and wellbeing of the community?

To recognise their personal achievements in overcoming barriers or excelling in a sport or the arts?

For their work in the local community?

For being a true inspiration to others?

Make sure they get the recognition they deserve and nominate them for a 2018 Community Champion Award. There are 23 awards you can nominate people for.

Volunteer category

Young Volunteer of the Year

Adult Male Volunteer of the Year

Adult Female Volunteer of the Year

Achievement category

Anti-Bullying Champion

Personal Courage

Sports Achiever of the Year

Young Sports Achiever of the Year

Young Arts Heritage Achiever of the Year

Adult Arts Heritage of the Year

Outstanding Achievement Young

Outstanding Achievement Adult

Community category

Community Champion of the Year

Outstanding Contribution to a Safer Community

Outstanding Contribution to a Learning Community

Outstanding Contribution to a Stronger Community

Community Contribution to Crime Reduction

Community Project of the Year

Community Sports Team of the Year

Inspiration category

Young Carer of the Year

Adult Carer of the Year

Services to School Governance

Act of Bravery Award

Lifetime Achievement

This year, there are four new sponsors for the awards. They are:

Britcon UK Ltd – Headline sponsor

Road Traffic Solutions

National Online Safety

Know Media

Not new for this year, but a new headline sponsor is Paul Fox Estate Agents.

Councillor John Briggs, Mayor of North Lincolnshire said: “I am delighted by the level of support from local businesses with many new ones on board this year. I’d like to welcome Britcon, Road Traffic Solutions, Know Media and National Online Safety to the Community Champion Awards family. They join sponsors that have been with us since the beginning. Without the support of our sponsors the Community Champion Awards wouldn’t be the success it is today so I would like to say a big thank you to each and every one of them.

“If you know an individual or group that deserves a Community Champion Award, make sure you nominate them. Whether it is a personal achievement, inspiration to others, the work they have done in their community or volunteering their services for a good cause, we want to hear from you.

“We are always blown away by the courage, selflessness and determination shown by all nominees. It is truly amazing to be able to hear all the great stories of people in North Lincolnshire every year.”

Winners receive a trophy and certificate, and runners-up receive a certificate.

Since the council’s Community Champion Awards started nearly seven years ago over 130 awards have been given out.

The closing date for nominations is 30 September 2018. For more details about the Community Champion Awards, visit www.northlincs.gov.uk/champion.

Dawn Adams Da Costa, winner of Services to School Governance Award 2017 said “I was born in North Lincolnshire and I think it’s a fabulous place to be and to live. To be able to do this and publicly celebrate what people are doing, I just think is fabulous.”

Mike L’Angellier and Jim Cassidy, winners of Adult Male Volunteer Award 2017 said: “A couple of old gardeners didn’t expect to win something like this. The other people in the nomination sounded far more deserving.”

Scunthorpe and Glanford Canoe Club, winners of Community Sports Team of the Year 2017 said: “It’s not about coming first I think it’s about being put forward. If the outcome was second, we would have been as happy as we are now.”

Rowan Tierney, winner of Young Carer of the Year Award 2017 said: “It’s really impressive and inspirational. The amount of good that people do in the community that you don’t even hear about all the time. So it’s quite nice for a night like this where they do have a moment where they can be appreciated.”