The Community Awards scheme is open to any public, private and voluntary sector organisations and individuals who are contributing to community wellbeing. Applications should demonstrate activities and action which help improve community wellbeing and quality of life of local people. These activities will support the Council’s aims of providing a safe, clean attractive place to live and work, encouraging people to be engaged in developing strong communities and promoting good health and wellbeing. The awards are also open to any sports individuals, clubs and groups that have achieved excellence in their relevant fields.
Organisations and individuals should be based or live within Stafford Borough and all projects should take place within Stafford Borough.
- Sponsorship opportunities for 2020
- Winners from 2019
- Feedback from the 2019 Community Awards (pdf 59kb)
This years Community Awards will be launched in May 2020
Award Categories for 2020
All applications need to be able to demonstrate how they have improved aspects of the community in which they live or work, have gone out of their way to help others or have achieved excellence in their relevant sports fields. This could be in a variety of ways such as helping others and keeping them company (befriending, luncheon clubs and shopping services); setting up projects and services such as foodbanks; encouraging others to be involved with projects; promoting a healthier lifestyle through activities like running and walking, or cook and learn; contributing to sustainable development and more sustainable living through recycling, litter picking, keeping your community clean and tidy; conserving wildlife and biodiversity or reducing their carbon footprint.
The award categories for 2020 are:
- Sports and Leisure – Open to any sports individuals, clubs, groups or organisations that can demonstrate that they have achieved excellence in their relevant sports fields and/or nurtured local talent.
- Community Action – Open to community groups, schools, voluntary sector organisations, businesses and community interest companies who have taken improvement action in their local community. For example this can include holding arts festivals, providing information, advice and support services to hard to reach and vulnerable groups, youth activities.
- Environmental Improvement – Open to community groups, schools, voluntary sector organisations, businesses and community interest companies who have improved the environment in their local community or school. For example litter picking, keeping your community clean and tidy, encouraging recycling and minimising waste and reducing carbon emissions.
- Social Wellbeing – Open to community groups, schools, voluntary sector organisations, businesses and community interest companies who improved the wellbeing of others in their local community. For example this can include providing befriending services, holding luncheon clubs and providing shopping services.
- Local Hero – Open to any individual who can demonstrate excellent work in their community improving the environment, community or social wellbeing.
The judges reserve the right to move applications received into more suitable categories if they believe they are a better fit and also, to add additional categories if required.