Making a difference community awards 2019

Award categories and criteria

Our award categories for individuals and groups are:

  • Inspirational volunteer(s)
  • Young volunteer(s)
  • Creating a sense of community
  • Protecting, improving or supporting our environment
  • Contributing to our local heritage, culture or tourism offer
  • Keeping people safe and well

If you are unsure which category to put your nominee into, please submit an application anyway, and we will decide the most appropriate category.

Inspirational volunteer(s)

  • Description: An individual or group that you admire or feel are inspirational in respect of their voluntary work. It might be that they are involved in something new or unique, or because of their passion and commitment, perhaps they have overcome or are dealing with adversity
  • Nomination criteria: An individual volunteer or group living and volunteering in the Hinckley & Bosworth Borough

Young volunteer(s) 

  • Description: We would like to hear about some of the great young people we have in the borough who are volunteering and contributing their time and skills to benefit others within our community. This could be an individual or a group of young volunteers under the age of 18
  • Nomination criteria: A young (under 18) individual or group of volunteers living and volunteering in the Hinckley & Bosworth Borough

Creating a sense of community

  • Description: This is about recognising volunteers who help individuals or groups of people to feel included, supported, involved and enabled to enjoy life within their community. For example: befriending, good neighbours, guide and scouting, walking, bowling, church groups, practical support such as offering transport, handyman services, community kitchens, allotments and libraries or even teaching young people practical skills
  • Nomination criteria: An individual volunteer or group living and volunteering in the Hinckley & Bosworth Borough

Protecting, improving, or supporting our environment

  • Description: An individual or group who contribute to, and benefit our environment, making it a better place for us all. This can include: tending wildflower meadows, supporting local woodland and canal management, community gardens, litter picks and protecting the wildlife that is all around us
  • Nomination Criteria: An individual volunteer or group living and volunteering in the Hinckley & Bosworth Borough

Contributing to our local heritage, culture and tourism offer

  • Description: This category is about recognising those who enable others to appreciate and benefit from our local heritage and cultural offer, making this borough for us all to enjoy and attract visitors. For example: supporting a local museum, restoring a local listed building, monument, or even a steam train! It could be a person who is passionate about the borough’s history and records and shares this knowledge for others benefit
  • Nomination criteria: An individual volunteer or group living and volunteering in the Hinckley & Bosworth Borough

Keeping people safe and well

  • Description: Aimed at recognising those who volunteer for the benefit of others safety and wellbeing. For example: Neighbourhood Watch volunteers, community responders, St John Ambulance, Street Pastors, or fundraisers for defibrillators, hospices, or other health and wellbeing related good causes
  • Nomination criteria: An individual volunteer or group living and volunteering in the Hinckley & Bosworth Borough

Further information

For more information, please contact Tracy O’Grady, Community Planning Officer on 01455 638170 or email: Tracy.O’Grady@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk

Sporting volunteers should be nominated for the Hinckley & Bosworth sports awards later in the year.

Last updated: ‎26/02/2019 15:08