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Community Champion Award

Community Champion Awards

Nominations open

The Community Champion Awards recognise truly inspirational achievements from people in North Lincolnshire communities. All too often, achievements are not highlighted but these awards make sure that people are rewarded for their amazing compassion and hard work.

Nominations for the 2017 Community Champion Awards open on Thursday 1 June and close on 30 September. You will be able to nominate online or by contacting the Community Recreation Team on 01724 297270 or community.recreation@northlincs.gov.uk for a nomination form. 

Nominate someone for a Community Champion Award

Volunteers  - sponsored by Scunthorpe Telegraph

   Young Volunteer of the Year - sponsored by Scunthorpe Telegraph 

Nominate a young person who either on their own or with adult support volunteers their time to help improve people’s lives and local communities.

Adult Male Volunteer of the Year - sponsored by Ongo  
Nominate an individual who is committed to volunteering their time to improve the lives of individuals and/or communities. 

Adult Female Volunteer of the Year - sponsored by Ongo 
Nominate an individual who is committed to volunteering their time to improve the lives of individuals and/or communities. 

Achievement  
- (sponsored by Kapil Care) 

Anti Bullying Champion (sponsored by Kapil Care)
Nominate an individual or group of any age who has carried out work to challenge bullying. For example they could have supported someone who has been bullied, challenged bullies or just worked hard to raise the awareness of bullying and the impact it can have on people.

Personal Courage - sponsored by Clugston Construction
Nominate an individual of any age who has overcome personal challenges above and beyond the normal to achieve their aims in life. The personal adversity they have had to overcome could be anything, for example financial, physical or mental health.

Sports Achiever of the Year - sponsored by Hornsbys Travel
Nominate an individual to recognise their commitment and achievements in their chosen sport. They should have achieved a high standard of performance for example local, regional or national level.

Young Sports Achiever of the    Year - sponsored by North Lindsey College
Nominate a young person to recognise their commitment and achievements in their chosen sport. They should have achieved a high standard of performance for example local, regional or national level.

Young Arts Heritage Achiever of the Year - sponsored by Quality Solicitors Bradbury Roberts & Raby
Nominate a young person who has demonstrated commitment and outstanding achievements in their chosen art form(s), for example dance, drama, music, singing, archaeology, drawing and writing.

Adult Arts Heritage Achiever of the Year - sponsored by The Baths Hall 
Nominate an individual who has demonstrated commitment and outstanding achievements in their chosen art form(s), for example dance, drama, music, singing, archaeology, drawing and writing.

Outstanding Achievement (Young) - sponsored by North Lindsey College
Nominate a young person who has amazed you with a significant and outstanding achievement. For example raising large amounts of money for charity, representing their country or a significant academic achievement.

Outstanding Achievement (Adult) - sponsored by G S Kelsey 
Nominate an individual who has amazed you with an outstanding achievement or a significant personal accomplishment. For example raising large amounts of money for charity or representing their country.  

Community - sponsored by Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd

Community Champion of the Year - sponsored by Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd
Nominate an individual of any age who volunteers their time to make a real difference to a community. Tell us why they are your community champion. They may support the vulnerable in your community or just be the one who keeps everyone informed and involved.

Outstanding Contribution to a Safer Community - sponsored by Safer Neighbourhoods 
Nominate a group or individual of any age who works to keep your community safe.  For example:

  • A residents association or neighbourhood watch group.

  • Lifestyle groups who may have worked to tidy up an area.

  • Police volunteers.

  • A group of community members who organise sport sessions to give the young people something positive to do.

Outstanding Contribution to a Learning Community - sponsored by North Lincolnshire Council Adult Community Learning 
Nominate a group or individual of any age that makes your school or college a great place to learn. For example:

  • An individual who goes above and beyond the call of duty to support your learning by running after school clubs. 

  • A dinner lady, learning mentor or nursery worker who has gone the extra mile to make you feel safe, welcome and ready to learn at your school, nursery or college. 

  • Making the Community accessible for people with additional needs.       

Outstanding Contribution to a Stronger Community-sponsored by North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board 
Nominate a group or individual of any age that makes your community a vibrant, lively, exciting and stimulating place to live. They may provide festivals or events where people can meet and socialise. Tell us how their contribution has had a positive impact on the community.

Community Contribution to Crime Reduction - sponsored by Humberside Police 
Nominate a group or individual who has contributed to crime reduction in their community. This could be through neighbourhood watch, positive or diversionary activities or something that has transformed the wellbeing of the community.

Community Project of the Year - sponsored by Mi Living 
Nominate a project that has built community spirit and improved the quality of life for local people. For example:

  • A support group run by volunteers that has helped you and made you feel worthwhile.            

  • A luncheon club that has given you a support network. 

  • A youth group run by volunteers that has helped you make friends and find new interests. 

  • A project that has helped you to improve your health by supporting you to exercise or eat healthier. 

Community Sports Team of the Year - sponsored by Active Humber
Nominate a school, college, sports club or community sports team. This can be an adult or junior team, but teams who pay players are excluded.

Tell us about the effort and commitment of the team members and any significant achievements of the team over the last year.  

Inspiration - sponsored by North Lincolnshire Council

Young Carer of the Year - sponsored by Paul Fox Estate Agents 
Nominate a young person who provides care for an adult or child with additional needs. The person they care for does not have to be a family member, it could be a friend or neighbour.

Adult Carer of the Year - sponsored by Marjara Care Group 
Nominate an individual who provides care for an adult or child with additional needs. The person they care for does not have to be a family member, it could be a friend or neighbour. Eg Foster Carer.

Services to School Governance - sponsored by North Lincolnshire Council Governor Support Service
Nominate a governor who demonstrates dedication to a school, who has contributed over and above what is required of them to make a positive impact on the school and it’s wider community. Please give specific examples of what their work has achieved.

Act of Bravery – Sponsored by Humberside Fire & Rescue Service
Nominate a group or individual of any age who has courage or displayed courage, resolution or daring in the face of danger or adversity.

Lifetime Achievement - sponsored by Pepperells Solicitors 
Nominate an individual who over their lifetime has demonstrated extraordinary levels of commitment and dedication that has resulted in significant achievements for them personally or for their organisation, community or charity.

New businesses involved

Each year the Community Champion Awards receive sponsorship from local businesses and this year even more businesses have got on board to show their support.  Without the support of local businesses the awards would not be possible.

New to the Community Champion Awards for 2017 are Hornsbys Travel sponsoring Sports Achiever of the Year, Paul Fox Estate Agents sponsoring Young Carer of the Year and Mi Living sponsoring Community Project of the Year.

Nick Hornsby, Managing Director at Hornsbys Travel said:

“We are very excited to be part of the North Lincolnshire Community Champions Awards.  As a local family firm we are proud to be the new sponsor of Sports Achiever of the Year award and we are looking forward to learning more about the nominees and the great activities taking place in our area.”

Paul Fox of Paul Fox Estate Agents said:

“We are extremely honoured to be offered the opportunity to sponsor the Young Carer of the Year Award. We feel these young people are an inspiration to us all and we are privileged to be part of these awards to recognise their ongoing commitment and selflessness in caring for others.”  ​

Steve Cunningham, Branch Manager at Mi Living, said:

“We might be a new business in town but we have followed the stories of North Lincolnshire’s Community Champions over the years and can’t help but be blown away by the courage, determination and sheer grit of those nominated. To now have the opportunity to be part of this event and join others in applauding the great people of North Lincolnshire is something we are very proud to do.”

Get in touch and nominate if you know someone who deserves an award:

  • for the time they have dedicated to volunteering
  • to recognise their personal achievement in overcoming barriers of excelling in sport or the arts
  • for the work they’ve done in the local community
  • for being a true inspiration to others

There is a choice of 23 categories under four main areas: Achievement (eight categories); Volunteer (three categories); Community (seven categories), and Inspiration (five categories).  

Categories and sponsors

Volunteer category – Headline Sponsor Scunthorpe Telegraph

  • Young Volunteer of the Year - sponsored by Scunthorpe Telegraph
  • Adult Male Volunteer of the Year - sponsored by Ongo
  • Adult Female Volunteer of the Year - sponsored by Ongo 

Achievement category – Headline Sponsor Kapil Care

  • Anti-bullying Champion - sponsored by Kapil Care
  • Personal Courage - sponsored by Clugston Construction
  • Sports Achiever of the Year - sponsored by Hornsbys Travel
  • Young Sports Achiever of the Year - sponsored by North Lindsey College
  • Young Arts Heritage Achiever of the Year- sponsored by Quality Solicitors Bradbury, Roberts and Raby
  • Adult Arts Heritage of the Year - sponsored by The Baths Hall
  • Outstanding Achievement Young - sponsored by North Lindsey College
  • Outstanding Achievement Adult - sponsored by G.S.Kelsey Construction 

Community category – Headline Sponsor Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd

  • Community Champion of the Year - sponsored by Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd
  • Outstanding Contribution to a Safer Community - sponsored by North Lincolnshire Council’s Safer Neighbourhoods
  • Outstanding Contribution to Learning Community - sponsored by North Lincolnshire Council’s Adult Community Learning
  • Outstanding Contribution to a Stronger Community - sponsored by North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board
  • Community Contribution to Crime Reduction- sponsored by Humberside Police
  • Community Project of the Year – Mi Living 
  • Community Sports Team of the Year - sponsored by Active Humber 

Inspiration category - Headline Sponsor – North Lincolnshire Council

  • Young Carer of the Year - sponsored by Paul Fox Estate Agents
  • Adult Carer of the Year - sponsored by Marjara Care Group
  • Services to School Governance - sponsored by North Lincolnshire Council’s Governor Support Service
  • Act of Bravery Award - sponsored by Humberside Fire and Rescue
  • Lifetime Achievement - sponsored by Pepperells Solicitors 
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Contact details

community.recreation@northlincs.gov.uk    
01724 297270 

Hewson House
Station Road
Brigg
North Lincolnshire
DN20 8XJ

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Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm

Friday: 9am to 4.30pm

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These Awards recognise achievements from people in our area. Often, achievements are not highlighted but these awards make sure that people are rewarded for their compassion and hard work.
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