Community Awards 2023/24 - nominations are now closed.

About the Awards

We are excited to announce that the Community Awards will be returning in 2023/24 to celebrate the valuable contributions made by the individuals, businesses and organisations in Bath and North East Somerset.

This year, we have ten categories and the winners will be invited to a special event hosted by The Chair of the Council.  As a token of appreciation, a plaque acknowledging the winners of the Awards, will be erected in a community setting dedicated to their work.  Click Here for full details of the 2023/24 Awards

The Awards are organised by Bath & North East Somerset Council in partnership with Curo; the BANES Third Sector Group (3SG); the Student Community Partnership (University of Bath, Bath Spa University & Bath College); HCRG Care Group and BANES, Swindon, and Wiltshire Integrated Care Board

Read the guidance notes and details about how to nominate here.  We look forward to receiving your nominations, nominate someone today.

Find out more about last year’s Community Award Winners 2022/23

Community Award Categories

Category 1 - The Peter Duppa-Miller Award

This Award acknowledges the commitment and service provided by a Town or Parish Councillor within the Bath and North East Somerset area.  It was established in memory of Peter Duppa-Miller - a dedicated advocate for rural communities and parishes in the Bath and North East Somerset area who sadly passed away in 2015.

Category 2 - The Beryl Dixon Community Leader of the Year:

The Beryl Dixon Community Leader Award recognises individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in advancing equality and championing the rights of marginalised groups.  Whether they are paid employees or dedicated volunteers, this award seeks to honour those who have made a significant impact in promoting equality and inclusivity within the groups and services they support.  The Award is named in memory of the late Beryl Dixon MBE – a passionate advocate for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities who sadly passed away in 2017.

Category 3 - Charity of the Year:

This Award will be given to a charitable organisation in Bath and North East Somerset that provides outstanding services in support of residents and the community of Bath and North East Somerset.

Category 4 - The Willson Volunteer of the Year Award:

This Award will acknowledge volunteers who have made an exceptional contribution to the community.  The Willson Volunteer of the Year Award is named after Jenny Willson, a former employee of Bath & North East Somerset who sadly passed away in 2023. Jenny was known for her leadership in promoting health and wellbeing initiatives within the community.

Category 5 - Young Volunteer of the Year

This  Awards will acknowledge a young volunteer (under 25) who has made an exceptional contribution to the community.

Category 6 – Volunteer Team of the Year:  

This Award will be given to a volunteer team that have made an exceptional contribution to the community.

Category 7 – Young Volunteer Team of the Year:  

This Award will be given to a young volunteer team (under 25s) that has made an exceptional contribution to the community.

Category 8 – Carer and Young Carer of the Year:

These Awards will recognise individuals who go beyond in caring for children and adults in Bath and North East Somerset.  Nominees do not have to be residents of the area, but they must support someone who lives there.

Category 9 - Green Business Leader of the Year:

This Award will go to a business that has demonstrated leadership in addressing the climate emergency, actively contributing to achieving carbon neutrality in Bath and North East Somerset by 2030 and supporting their customers in adopting lower carbon lifestyles.

Category 10 – The Healthier Business Award:  

This Award will go to a local business that has enhanced the health and wellbeing of their employees.  Examples might include staff volunteering programmes, wellbeing days, support for carers etc.

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