Manchester City Council

People & communities Be Proud Awards

Categories and nominate

  • Blossoming Communities: Celebrating people or groups whose gardening achievements have brought about positive change to the surroundings and lives of others.
  • Business in the Community: Focussing on the businesses which invest resources, staff time or money in their local community, outside of their core activity, and make a really positive impact.
  • Community Force: Acknowledging a group or person who has worked hard to create a safer neighbourhood and helped make a community where people are proud to live.
  • Community Project of the Year (*Dual award): Recognising innovative, local projects which engage or motivate people to join in, helping to build happy communities that people are proud of.
  • Creativity in the Community: Championing community arts and creative projects, big or small, from individuals or groups. The winner will prove how creative activities can benefit individuals and strengthen communities.
  • Clean City: Celebrating the achievements that have arisen as part of the Clean City Programme. This award could be for a project, a group or an exceptional individual whom, by working with their community, have tackled local environmental problems and contributed to creating a cleaner, greener Manchester for now and the future.
  • Neighbour of the Year: A perfect opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to a neighbour whose kindness, practical help and support has made a real difference to you or your community.
  • Unsung Hero (*Dual award): Honouring those who make a big difference but often go unnoticed. Whether it’s ongoing work or a big one-off, this person’s efforts deserve a moment in the spotlight.
  • Volunteer of the Year (*Dual award): Highlighting the exceptional contribution to communities made by volunteers, who give their time to improve the lives and environment of others.
  • Young Achiever of the Year (under 18): Whatever their achievement, and whoever they have helped, this young individual or group will show pride, passion and commitment to their community.

*Dual Award - new for 2015, we will be awarding prizes for both a group and an individual in these categories.

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