Manchester City Council

People & communities Be Proud Awards

Who makes your community buzz?

What makes Manchester the greatest place to live, work, play and do business? It’s people, of course: our people make our communities buzz.

And among those people, is there a queen bee (or a king!) that you think deserves a moment in the spotlight?

The Be Proud Awards exist to celebrate our swarms of volunteers and the unsung heroes that make 'Our Manchester' great. It’s the perfect way to thank these extraordinary individuals and groups for their hard work in helping others. 

We know that these individuals and groups make a real difference in our communities; we also know that some don’t even realise how much good they do! But their work really helps improve our neighbourhoods, and the Be Proud Awards give you the chance to show them how much you appreciate their efforts, by nominating them for the great work they do.

The three finalists in each category will be invited to a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony at Manchester Town Hall in November, where, in an Oscars-style ceremony, the winners will be announced. 

The work done by the person or group you are nominating must take place within the Manchester boundaries.

Nominations for the 2017 awards have now closed. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to nominate - a full list of finalists will be available before the Awards ceremony in November



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