Welcome to our 18th Impact on the Community Awards!

Impact on the Community Award 2024 We're delighted and proud our 2024 awards will mark our third year in partnership with Burton Albion Community Trust . Together, we're excited to announce our host for this year's event will be the actor, comedian and impressionist, Jon Culshaw, regarded by many as the most versatile impressionist in the UK with a catalogue of over 350 characters and numerous tv and radio credits.

The awards recognise and celebrate the positive contributions made by many individuals and organisations to their local communities. They also emulate our aim of transforming homes, lives & communities. Last year’s event was highly successful and highlighted the wealth of good work that is being done by both organisations and individuals. Please read the award criteria for each of the categories, below and complete the simple form to submit your entry. You may nominate yourself, an organisation (owned by you or another person) or an individual, but please ask for their permission first.

Applications have now closed. Shortlisted applicants (and those who have nominated them where appropriate) will be invited to attend the awards ceremony and evening on Thursday 18 April at the Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent.

Thanks to our partners who have sponsored the awards and thank you once again for your interest. Good luck!

Award categories and their criteria

Overall impact on the community – individual

A person who is dedicated to having a positive impact on their community. From fundraising to planting wildflowers, or supporting older residents to get their weekly shopping, we want to hear everything about these individuals and how they regularly go above and beyond.

Judging criteria:

  • How was the local community engaged with and involved during 2023?
  • Evidence of positive change within a community
  • How have they enhanced the quality of life for others?

Overall impact on the community – organisation

The most impressive community impact delivered by an organisation. We're looking for companies who in addition to their day-to-day business, go out of their way to make a difference to the lives of others. Perhaps they donate time and materials to help community groups, or they tirelessly raise much-needed funds for a charity.

Judging criteria:

  • How was the local community engaged with and involved during 2023?
  • How will social and environmental change be sustained?
  • How did they involve others in a partnership approach?

Community project

The most impressive community initiative led by a community or small constituted group. 

Judging criteria:

  • How was the local community engaged with and involved?
  • Evidence of positive change within a community
  • Evidence of partnership working to achieve its aims
  • How has it enhanced the quality of life for other residents in a community?
  • What engagement has been held with the local community? Resident inclusivity to be considered.

Impact on young people – individual or organisation

A person or group with a dedication to supporting and guiding young people. Nominees could be working in a professional or voluntary basis and can show ongoing commitment and understanding in their field of work.

Judging criteria:

  • How can an understanding of young people's needs be evidenced?
  • How did the individual/organisation involve young people during 2023?
  • What factors have been put in place to encourage the development of work already achieved with younger people?

Impact on environment and sustainability

A group, organisation or community champion that promotes sustainable environmental change, wellbeing and behavioural impact.

Judging criteria:

  • Actions or resources that raise awareness of climate change
  • Actions that promote recycling, reducing the use of plastics, and reusing resources
  • Raising awareness of the benefits of being outdoors and making use of green spaces.

 

Impact on older people – individual or organisation

A person with an outstanding dedication to their role as a volunteer or care worker with older people. Or the best scheme or project for older people, which can evidence promotion of individual choice and independence while still providing support.

Judging criteria:

  • What impact has the person or organisation had on the quality of life of another resident or group of older people?
  • How has the person or organisation involved the resident/group in what they have done?
  • How will the positive difference made to the individual’s or group’s quality of life be sustained?

Achievement by a younger person under 18

Age is just a number, and these individuals do not let their youth get in their way. Perhaps they're always baking for local charities, collecting for food banks, or cartwheeling to raise funds for a local community group. Let us know how these young people have shown care and dedication beyond their years.

Judging criteria:

  • An impact has been felt by individuals or the community as a result of this younger person’s activities
  • Their impact on others has enabled personal change in the younger person’s life
  • Commitment and determination have been shown.

 

Local fundraiser

A person who has given time and personal commitment to raising funds to support a cause that is close to their heart. This may be due to something that has touched their life in a personal way or for a charity or local project.

Judging criteria:

  • Someone who has raised funds for a local cause during 2023
  • Evidence that the fundraising achieved has brought benefit to its recipients
  • Evidence of positive impact through incredible commitment.

Volunteer of the year

Someone who has had an impact on the community where they live or on people’s lives. 

Judging criteria:

  • Someone who has shown commitment, passion, perseverance or courage to make a difference
  • The differences as a result of this person’s efforts are measurable to either a community or an individual
  • This person has given their time freely to make life better for a group of people or individuals.

 

Making a nomination

Applications closed at midnight on Friday 15 December 2023.

Thank you and good luck.