Hinckley & Bosworth Making a Difference Awards 2019

Hinckley & Bosworth Making a Difference Awards 2019

The Borough Council's Annual Making a Difference Awards, recognise the contribution that volunteers make in strengthening our community, and improving the quality of life for residents. The awards recognise both individual and group volunteering contributions.

Residents are invited to nominate a person or group that deserves recognition for the help they give to others.

Categories include:

Inspirational volunteer/s

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.

Young volunteer/s

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

Creating a sense of community

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, etc.

Protecting, improving, or supporting our Environment

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.

Contributing to our local heritage, culture and tourism offer

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.

Keeping People Safe and well

Aimed at recognising those who volunteer for the benefit of others safety and wellbeing, for example: Neighbourhood Watch volunteers, community responders, St.John's Ambulance, Street Pastors, or fundraisers for defibrillators, hospices, or other health and wellbeing related good causes.

A judging panel will consider all nominations and the awards will be presented at an Awards Event on Thursday 6th June, 2.00pm – 4.00pm, at Hinckley Rugby and Football Club, Leicester Road, Hinckley, during national volunteers week. All nominees will be invited to the event and will receive a medal and the winners a trophy.

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Councillors are not eligible for these awards.

Sporting volunteers should be nominated for the Hinckley and Bosworth Sports Awards later in the year.

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

For more information, and to submit your application forms please contact

Tracy O'Grady, Community Planning Officer on

01455 638170

Or by e.mail: Tracy.O'Grady@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk

Posted: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 13:37 by Parish Council

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