Hambleton's Unsung Heroes
7:37am 7th January 2014
Time is running out for Hambleton residents to nominate their unsung heroes into a brand new awards scheme.
The ‘Hambleton Community Awards’ have been launched to recognise and celebrate the exceptional contribution to the district made by countless residents - young and old.
The District Council scheme – which will culminate in a prize giving ceremony in March – covers everything from community group of the year to citizen of the year.
But individuals, groups or organisations have only until January 18 to make a nomination.
Nominations are open in eleven categories:
Service to Young People Award: for groups or individuals that have made a significant positive impact in young people’s lives above and beyond the call of duty
Service to Older People Award: for groups or individuals that have made a significant positive impact in older people’s lives above and beyond the call of duty
Service to Disability Award: for groups or individuals that have made a significant positive impact in the lives of people with a disability above and beyond the call of duty
Parish Council of the Year: for Parish Councils, Town Councils or Parish Meetings that have gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve its community
Community Group of the Year: for voluntary or community groups that have excelled in its service to users, this award is for on-going day to day activity not for a one-off project.
Green/Environmental Award: for individuals, groups or projects that encourages greener living. Nominations need to demonstrate how they have made a positive impact on the environment.
Arts and Culture Award: for individuals, groups or projects that has made an outstanding contribution to arts and cultural activities. The activity must have improved participation in the arts and be able to demonstrate high quality arts experience.
The Peter Davison Community Champion of the Year: for an individual who is a shining light in a community, who has gone that extra mile and shows an exceptional commitment to their community.
Young Citizen of the Year: for individuals aged 11 – 24 who have made a difference to other people’s lives.
Citizen of the Year: for individuals over 25 who have made a difference to other people’s lives.
Community Project of the Year: for groups that have received a Hambleton District Council Investing in Communities Grant 2013. Nominations will be received on an invitation basis only.
Any individual, group or organisations (public, private or voluntary sector) can make a nomination. Forms are available at www.hambleton.gov.uk/communityawards any leisure centre or from the council offices in Northallerton, Easingwold or Stokesley.
Alternatively contact Kate Staines or Lisa Wilson 01609 767203 / 01609 767149
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