Recognise your community heroes

Our Stars of the Community awards are back

Do you know someone who puts others first, solves problems or works to improve their community? Our Stars of the Community awards are back and we need your nominations. We want to shine a light on everyday heroes and celebrate outstanding volunteering.

You’ve got until Friday 22 April 2022 to make your nomination, with the winners announced at our awards ceremony on Thursday 23 June 2022.

The awards have nine different categories, which means there are plenty of opportunities to nominate that special person (or group) for the difference they’ve made.

Sparkling environment star:

We’re looking for an individual or group of people who’ve improved the local environment. Maybe you know someone who’s kept their garden or community blooming all year – or a group that’s done the same. Projects might include food growing, clean ups, recycling or ways to save energy.

Personal achievement star:

This category recognises an individual who’s grown and developed personally over the last 12 months. They might have overcome some personal issues or changed their life in some way. This person could have been supported by Bolton at Home or other organisations. It could also be a newcomer who’s made a real impression on improving their community.

The community star (previously stronger community star):

We’re looking for an individual or group of people who’ve gone the ‘extra mile’ to give back to their community. They’ll have worked hard to bring local people together to build a stronger community. They’ll be known for what they do and be the driving force that supports activities for all sections of the community. They might have improved the skills and confidence of local residents who’ve then gone on to achieve their own personal goals.

Outstanding achievement star:

This category recognises an individual who’s shown motivation, commitment and passion for improving services in their local area. This ‘community ambassador’ will have shown an ongoing commitment to making a real difference in their neighbourhood. This person might have helped their community stay safe, educated and connected during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Spirit of youth star:

We’re looking to recognise a young person (under 25 years) who’s making a difference in their local community. Maybe you know a young person who, in their volunteering, brings people together, supports individuals or uses their skills and interests to help others.

Climate change star (new for this year):

We’re looking for an individual, group or project that’s played a key part in recognising climate change and reducing their carbon footprint. Nominations could be for projects that bring sustainability to a community such as food growing, recycling or ways to save energy.

Health and wellbeing star:

This recognises individuals or projects that’ve improved the health and wellbeing of the community. Maybe you know someone who’s started a food co-op, exercise class or provided drug and alcohol advice sessions.

Arcon community star:

We’re looking for an individual (or group) living in an Arcon property who’s gone the ‘extra mile’ to give back to their community. They’ll have worked hard to bring local people together to build a stronger community. They’ll be known for what they do and be the driving force that supports activities for all sections of the community. They might have improved the skills and confidence of local residents who’ve then gone on to achieve their own personal goals.

Taking a stand star:

We’re looking for an individual or group of people who’ve taken steps to address anti-social behaviour in their area. They’ll have tried to make a real difference to improving the quality of life of residents in their community. This award looks to recognise their commitment and courage.

How to nominate

Reward those who’ve supported your community by nominating them for an award. Winners get a trophy and £100 as well as an invitation to our awards ceremony. To make a nomination, please click here.

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