The Awards

Every year we celebrate the achievements of District residents through the North Kesteven Community Champion Awards.

There are hundreds of unsung heroes working quietly, tirelessly and voluntarily in the District, and we're once again celebrating their endeavours at an awards event which will take place in October. 

A range of community-focussed businesses are on board this year who are just as keen as North Kesteven District Council to ensure the huge amount of community-centred endeavours which go on within the district are celebrated, applauded and awarded.


Categories

You can nominate anyone living, working and carrying out their voluntary community work within North Kesteven within the eight categories:

 

Categories

  • Community Spirit 
  • Community Business (Small & Large) 
  • Young Achiever 
  • Contribution to Sport 
  • Contribution to a Better Environment 
  • Contribution to Health & Wellbeing 
  • Contribution to Arts & Culture 
  • Longstanding Contribution to an Organisation or Group 

Keep up-to-date with the latest news for the NK Community Champion awards here. 

News


Awards are launched 

Is there someone in your local area who goes above and beyond to support the environment, arts, sport or community?

In 6-months’ time we will be celebrating those unsung heroes who work quietly, tirelessly and voluntarily in the District, at an awards event at The Venue in Navenby – compered by BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Rod Whiting.

And this year, as well as the other seven categories, we are pleased to introduce a NEW Award the ‘Longstanding contribution to an organisation or group’ which will recognise an individual who has contributed a huge amount of their time to a single charity, club, group or organisation.

So, if you know someone in your local area who does good deeds or has made great strides in support of the environment, arts, sport or community you can nominate them for an award now.

With more than 130 nominations covering all ages and sectors of voluntary, community contributions last year, NKDC hopes to attract a broad range of nominations to showcase the level of unsung local heroism.

A range of community-focused businesses are on board this year who are just as keen as NKDC to ensure the huge amount of community-centre endeavours which goes on within the District is celebrated, applauded and awarded. If your business wants to get involved in the celebration of NK’s Community Champions, get in touch on champions@n-kesteven.gov.uk

You can nominate anyone living, working and carrying out their voluntary community work within North Kesteven within the eight categories:
 

Young Achievers Award

  • A young person aged 19 or under who has shown amazing bravery or excelled in any way, perhaps under adversity, through leadership or in pioneering a community project.
     

Community Business of the Year

  • A company or sole-trader whose business initiatives and charitable, neighbourly contributions have made a difference to their local communities.
     

Community Spirit Award

  • Personal service to the community through hard work, dedication and commitment.
     

Contribution to a Better Environment

  • A group, school, club, business or individual whose actions have a positive impact on the environment, locally, in a broader way or globally.
     

Contribution to the Arts

  • Any group, school, club, business or individual whose actions have a positive impact on the cultural richness of the District.
     

Contribution to Sport

  • A group, school, club, business or individual whose actions have a positive impact on sports and physical activity locally.
     

Contribution to Health & Wellbeing

  • An individual or group that has contributed to the wellbeing of others or excelled in making positive healthy lifestyle changes - physical or psychological - for themselves or others.
     

Longstanding contribution to an organisation or group

  • An individual who has contributed a huge amount of their time to a single charity, club, group or organisation.

 

How to Nominate:

It could not be simpler to make a nomination of anyone you think may be eligible. Nominees must be living or undertaking their community work within North Kesteven.

Go to www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/communitychampions to do it online or download a form or pick one up from your local parish council or NKDC council office.

We need a simple, but as thorough as possible, citation of their service.

If your nominee is shortlisted as a finalist both they and you, as the nominator, will be invited to attend the awards evening in October. Please ensure you include their details as well as your own.

All nominations must be made by Friday, Sep 8 (Noon) and sent to:
NKDC Community Champions

Communications Team,
North Kesteven District Council
Kesteven Street
Sleaford
NG34 7EF

Or email: champions@n-kesteven.gov.uk

 

Sponsors:

The 2017 NK Community Champion Awards are produced in association with and thanks to the generosity of our sponsors: Confirmed so far are

Duncan & Toplis, Lindum Group, Ringrose Law, 1Life, Sleaford REP / Glennmont, Your Local Lincs Magazine, Sleaford Standard, The Lincolnite and Tucann Publishing.

 

April 19, 2017

Previous Winners


Celebrating our Community Champions 2016

Here are our 2016 NK Community Champions.



Young Achiever

Christina Creedon from Silk Willoughby – for her care, consideration and commitment in broad ranging ways to raise awareness of autism and stand up to bullies.
 

Contribution to Arts & Culture

John Crouch from North Hykeham – for amazing voluntary contributions towards motivating young musicians through more than 30 years of dedication through the group Jazz Vehicle.
 

Community Business

Hill Holt Wood at Norton Disney – for extensive engagement in the provision of community resources and facilities and support of a range of community projects; and also Branston Ltd in Branston – for significant investment in children’s educational resources and local community projects.    
 

Contribution to Sport

Angela Morley from Dunston – for dedication and commitment in championing the Special Olympics and enabling broad sports participation.
 

Contribution to a Better Environment

Friends of Mareham Pastures at Sleaford – a small volunteer group which over 13 years has transformed an old tip into a much-valued nature reserve.
 

Contribution to Sustainable Transport

Charlie Kinloch from North Hykeham - for all of his promotion of all sustainable transport options among colleagues in North Hykeham.
 

Contribution to Health & Wellbeing

Debbie Jones, from Sleaford – for her energetic dedication to the Beyond the Blues mental health wellbeing group.
 

Community Spirit

Ian Kendrick from Waddington – for an enormous range of expressions of community support ranging from low-key neighbourliness to leading health walks; and also to Barbara and the late Keven Roberts from South Rauceby – recognising their joint commitment and mutual support in a range of charitable endeavours, notably North Hykeham Sailabilty and Sleaford Talking Newspaper.
 

Chairman's Award

Connor Robson, Luke Callow, George Brickles and Oliver Self from Sleaford - recognised for helping save an elderly woman's life after hearing a car's horn sounding when sitting together on a wall.


Contact Us

Should you require further information about the awards, please do not hesitate to
get in touch.

 
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Our Office

Communications Team 

North Kesteven District Council 

Kesteven Street, Sleaford, NG34 7EF

T : 01529 308116