Community Awards 2022


Nominations for the South Norfolk Community Awards 2022 are open!

The 2022 awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of residents from across the district, who go above and beyond to support others or complete incredible achievements.

The winner in each category will receive £250 to give to their chosen community group or voluntary organisation.

If you know an individual or group that has gone above and beyond to make a positive impact in their community, please nominate them today in one of the following categories:

  • Inspiration of the Year - someone who strives to achieve their best at work, in their studies, in sports, the arts, or in the community
  • Young Person of the Year - a young person who has made a remarkable and inspiring achievements in support of their community (Aged 18 and under)
  • Volunteer of the Year - an individual who has volunteered their time to make an outstanding contribution to their community
  • Helping Hand Award - a friend, neighbour or carer who always goes the extra mile to help or support others
  • Green at Heart Award - an individual, school, business or community group who has made an extra effort to have a positive impact on the environment.
  • Business in the Community Award - a local business that has led or supported community initiatives and values
  • Community Group of the Year - a community group that has made a significant contribution to the residents of their local area
  • Community Hero - a person who has made a positive impact on an individual or their community. Someone who deserves special recognition for their effort and commitment.

Nominate online today.

Nominations close on 6 June 2022.

View our 2021 Community Award winners here.

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Need help writing your nomination?

  • The most important thing is to provide evidence of what they’ve done and how they’ve made things better for others. The more information and background you can give on the nomination form, the better chance we have to recognise and judge your nomination.

    There isn’t a right way or a wrong way to write a nomination and it doesn’t need to be particularly formal. Every nomination is different. But your nomination must tell the story of what your candidate has done.

    Give examples of how they have demonstrated going the extra mile and contributed in a distinctive way, shown innovation or creativity in improving the lives of others.

  • Effective nominations often include words such as:

    Determination, commitment, respect, drive, sustainability, recognition,innovation, creativity selflessness, impact, zeal, performance, ambassador

    Adjectives such as:

    Trusted, conscientious, wise, inspirational, persuasive, passionate, exemplary, resourceful enthusiastic, fair, tenacious, sympathetic, admired, unflustered, supportive, vibrant, articulate, diligent, dedicated

    Phrases such as:

    Making a difference,going the extra mile, role model, overcoming obstacles, head and shoulders above the rest