South Norfolk Community Awards

South Norfolk Community Awards 2021

These awards, sponsored by Clarion Housing, recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of residents from across the district, who go above and beyond to support others or complete incredible achievements.

Nominations are now closed for the 2021 South Norfolk Community Awards. Winners will be announced on 2 November at the awards ceremony at The Corn Hall in Diss.

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



  • Inspiration of the Year - Someone who strives to achieve their best at work, in their studies, in sports or the arts, or in the community - Sponsored by Smurfit Kappa
  • Young Hero of the Year (aged 18 or under) - A young person who has made remarkable and inspiring achievements in support of their community - Sponsored by HSBC
  • The Helping Hand Award - A friend neighbour or carer who always goes the extra mile to help or support others - Sponsored by Castle Meadows
  • Business Community Support of the Year - A local business that has led or supported community initiatives and values - Sponsored by Price Bailey
  • Green at Heart Award - An individual, school, business, or community group who has made an extra effort to make a positive impact on the environment
  • Community Group of the Year - A community group that has made a significant contribution to the residents of their local area - Sponsored by East of England Co-op
  • Volunteer of the Year - An individual who has volunteered their time to make an outstanding contribution to their community - Sponsored by Clarion Housing
  • Community Hero - A person who has made a positive impact on an individual or a community. Someone who deserves special recognition for their effort and commitment

Read all about last year's winners

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