2017 Herefordshire Community Champions Award

Thank you for your Nominations for 2016 
To view the 2016 winners click on THIS LINK to be taken to Herefordshire Council's page.


Volunteer of the Year
There are thousands of volunteers in the area and the help and support they provide is vital to those in need. These people give up huge amounts of their time to improve the lives of others. This award recognises outstanding individual contributions to community life. This category is open to all age groups. This award goes to a volunteer who regularly makes a difference to their area. An individual who gives freely and unselfishly of his or her time to help others, who has demonstrated innovation, teamwork, passion and integrity throughout their involvement and produced a profound effect through their work.

Apprentice of the Year
This award seeks to acknowledge and celebrate an apprentice's exceptional contribution and achievement in their workplace. It is open to apprentices whose apprenticeship and employment is in Herefordshire. They will either still be completing their apprenticeship or have completed it within the last six months prior to the closing date of this award. The application needs to be endorsed by the apprenticeship employer.

Greatest Achievement Award
This award goes to a person who has shown incredible determination or achieved great things in the face of adversity and encourages and rewards people who quietly go about making a significant difference to their area and in doing so contribute to a better way of life. They may have come through illness with bravery or achieved success despite personal challenges or setbacks, or give up their own time to care for an individual or group in need. This award is open to all ages.

Local Community Award

This award aims to recognise a person or group who has significantly improved their area and community environment. It may be safer, cleaner, greener, friendlier or more attractive because of someone or something that they have done. It could be a small project that has made a big difference or an ongoing effort to enhance or improve the area. We all benefit from the maintenance and improvement of our local environment. These contributions might include tackling climate change or promoting and installing renewable energy. They could be community gardeners, taking it upon themselves to beautify their local area, support biodiversity and wildlife and improve natural ecosystems.

Youth Champion

This award is for a young person who encapsulates commitment, contribution and giving, either to or for the community, individuals, family or others. Through caring, by volunteering, by achieving, in showing spirit or heroic deed, perhaps above and beyond expectation and in ways that would not normally attract the limelight. To be awarded for the best positive contribution to peers, their school or college, their community or local area and is to open to anyone under the age of 18