Manchester City Council

People & communities Be Proud Awards

The categories


Blossoming Communities, sponsored by BAM Construction: Celebrating people or groups whose gardening achievements have brought about positive change to the surroundings and lives of others.

Business in the Community, sponsored by Redgate Holdings Ltd: 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, sponsored by the Police and Crime Commission: 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, sponsored by Rowlinson Constructions Ltd: 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, sponsored by The Sweet Shop: 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, sponsored by Keep Britain Tidy and The Helping Hand Company: Celebrating 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, sponsored by Wythenshawe Community Housing Group: 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, sponsored by Manchester Arndale: 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, sponsored by Southway Housing: 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), sponsored by Laing O’Rourke: Whatever their achievement, and whoever they have helped, this young individual or group will show pride, passion and commitment to their community.

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