Here is a picture of some of last years’s Lambeth champion awards winners. If you know someone who deserves to be recognised this year for what they do for the community in Lambeth then we want to know! There’s eight categories, so plenty to choose from – you’ve got until Friday 27 June 2014 at 5pm so you’ll need to make sure you tell us before then. Fill in our quick form at www.lambeth.gov.uk/communityawards or if you have any questions then get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s the eight categories:
1. Bringing your neighbourhood together award
Do you know someone who goes out of their way to improve a public space in your area for the benefit of others? This could be a street, park or community centre, or someone who goes out of their way to bring their community together.
2. Making Lambeth safer community award
Is there someone who works with the community to encourage practical, safer ways of living by activities including advice giving, providing support or helping others to live in harmony.
3. Helping people into jobs and training community award
What about a local who helps people onto the next step of their training or career pathway through, for example, mentoring, advice, encouragement or offering practical tip about courses, funding or CV’s.
4. Cleaner and greener community award
We’re looking for people who have made a real difference to the local environment in a particular area or someone who has delivered an environmental improvement project such as a renewable energy project that is both innovative and creative.
5. Keeping Lambeth healthy community award
Do you know someone who raises awareness of how to improve health and wellbeing and/or helps others to do so. This could be through advice, befriending or group activities.
6. Young person’s community award
We want to know about any young people under-18 who show commitment to their local area in any one or a variety of ways, including representing young people, helping others, or by getting involved with local groups.
7. Lord Scarman award
This is to award someone who has contributed to developing, or promoting equality and inclusion in the areas of race, gender, disability, age, sexuality, religion or belief and achieving or encouraging achievement in challenging circumstances.
8. Voluntary or community organisation of the year award
To will be awarded to a local community group or voluntary organisation that is working towards meeting the Lambeth Council overarching community outcomes: more jobs and sustainable growth; communities feel safer and more resilient; and/or cleaner, greener streets.
Our new Facebook page www.facebook.com/lambethchampions will allow you to keep track of the awards and will turn into a community space where people can connect with different communities to find out about volunteering opportunities and to find out what skills people have that you could tap into. So go ahead, like our page and get involved.