NK Community Champion Award nominations extended

Date Published: 29 May 2020

Nominations for the annual NK Community Champion awards have been extended. 

In light of the current situation nominations are now being taken up until Friday July 31. 

Now, more than ever we are looking to others for support and guidance, and have seen a number of individuals, groups and businesses making a difference in their communities, and to people’s lives in North Kesteven. 

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. 

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! 

The awards recognise those unsung heroes who work quietly, tirelessly and voluntarily in the District; and will be presented in the autumn. 

Council Leader, Councillor 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-spirited 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 

Award Categories:

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 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 31st 2020 (Noon)

Nominations can also be sent to: 

NKDC Community Champions
Communications Team

North Kesteven District Council
Kesteven Street

Sleaford NG34 7EF

Or emailed to champions@n-kesteven.gov.uk if not completed online.

Sponsors:

The 2020 NK Community Champion Awards are produced in association with and thanks to the generosity of our sponsors:

  • Duncan & Toplis
  • GLL/BETTER
  • Lincs Inspire
  • Branston LTD
  • Lindum Group
  • Ringrose Law
  • Sleaford REP / Glennmont
  • Marc Jones, PCC Lincolnshire
  • Your Local Lincs Magazine
  • Sleaford Standard
  • The Lincolnite
  • BBC Radio Lincolnshire
  • Peachy Events
NK Community Champion Awards 2020