NK Community Champion Award nominations deadline extended due to coronavirus
For the past ten years, in partnership with community-minded businesses including the Sleaford Standard, North Kesteven District Council has sought to celebrate, award and applaud people’s selfless, tireless and voluntary contributions which make a positive difference to lives across North Kesteven.
Now, more than ever we are looking to others for support and guidance, and within North Kesteven many individuals, groups and businesses have been making a massive difference in their communities, neighbourhoods and to individual’s lives through their spirited and voluntary responses to the current situation.
The awards are a chance to say thank you, and to celebrate the hundreds of people who volunteer their time to help others across the district – whether that
is in light of Covid-19 or prior to it – we want to hear from you by Friday July 31.
If there is someone in your local area who goes above and beyond to support their neighbours, community, environment, arts, sport or wellbeing nominate them today. We would hate to miss the opportunity to champion them.
The awards recognise those unsung heroes and they will be presented in the autumn in one way or another bearing in mind the ongoing situation.
Council Leader, Coun Richard Wright said: “We have all faced incredibly difficult times over the last few months, but we have also seen how communities have come together to support each other through this crisis.
“Year-on-year we run these awards as a thank you to all those unsung heroes across the district who day in, day out, all year round help our communities to
flourish, and this year, it is just as important to celebrate those endeavours.
“I encourage everyone to think about the people in their communities who go above and beyond, and have helped you or your community in some way, and to nominate them in recognition of their kindness, thoughtfulness and community-pirited generosity.”
The awards would not be possible without the support of the businesses who are just as keen as NKDC to ensure the huge amount of endeavours which go on within the District are celebrated, applauded and awarded.
You can nominate anyone living, working and carrying out their voluntary community endeavours within North Kesteven across the ten categories at www.nkawards.org
Contribution to Community Safety
Any group, school, club, business or individual whose actions have a positive impact on community safety locally, helping to raise awareness and reduce crime
in our communities.
Good Neighbour Award
An individual who has gone over and above for their neighbours, helping them with day-to-day tasks, checking on them and generally being someone the neighbourhood could not do without.
Young Achievers Award
A young person aged 19 or under who has shown amazing bravery or excelled in any way, perhaps under adversity, through leadership or in pioneering a community project.
Community Business of the Year
A company or sole-trader whose business initiatives and charitable, neighbourly contributions have made a difference to their local communities.
Community Spirit Award
Personal service to the community through hard work, dedication and commitment.
Contribution to a Better Environment
A group, school, club, business or individual whose actions have a positive impact on the environment, locally, in a broader way or globally.
Contribution to the Arts
Any group, school, club, business or individual whose actions have a positive impact on the cultural richness of the District.
Contribution to Sport
A group, school, club, business or individual whose actions have a positive impact on sports and physical activity locally.
Contribution to Health & Wellbeing
An individual or group that has contributed to the wellbeing of others or excelled in making positive healthy lifestyle changes - physical or psychological - for themselves or others.
Longstanding contribution to an organisation or group
An individual who has contributed a huge amount of their time to a single charity, club, group or organisation.
How to Nominate:
It could not be simpler to make a nomination of anyone you think may be eligible.
Nominees must be living or undertaking their community work within North Kesteven.
Go to www.nkawards.org to do it online, through the back of your last NewsNK or call 01529 414155 to have a form emailed or posted to you.
We need a simple, but as thorough as possible, citation of their service.
If your nominee is shortlisted as a finalist both they and you, as the nominator, will contacted by the District Council. Please ensure you include their details as well as your own.
All nominations must be made by Friday, July 31, 2020 (Noon)
Nominations can also be sent to:
NKDC Community Champions
North Kesteven District Council
Sleaford NG34 7EF
Or emailed to [email protected] if not completed online.