The Council and democracy Be Proud Awards

Categories 2022

The Road to Zero Carbon 

This award celebrates groups, individuals and businesses delivering local action that helps to reach the city’s zero carbon targets. It recognises those making a positive contribution to Manchester's carbon commitments. Examples include recycling initiatives, food growing, play and school streets, climate change activity. 

Supporting Health and Wellbeing 

To acknowledge local groups providing support to communities with regards to mental and physical health and wellbeing. Examples include Good Neighbour groups, sporting initiatives, dementia groups, befriending services. 

Promoting Equality and Diversity 

An award that recognises initiatives that bring communities together, that celebrates our differences and Manchester’s diverse cultures and heritage. Examples include intergenerational projects, digital inclusion, community cohesion projects. 

Creating Cleaner and Greener Neighbourhoods 

Celebrating groups and individuals who take action to keep their area clean and green. This could include the street that they live in, the wider neighbourhood or a local park or green space. Examples include local community clean up groups, friends of parks. 

Creativity in the community  

This award recognises any creative project which has people at its heart. It also celebrates those that have taken an innovative approach to community action. Examples include creative events/festivals, street parties, using public art in order to tackle problems. 

Business in the Community 

An award to recognise businesses that put something back by investing time, skills and resources into their community. 

Outstanding contribution/Special Recognition 

Selected by the final judging panel after all nominations are submitted. 

Community Response to COVID19 

These three awards have been included to recognise those that have stepped up to make a difference to their communities in the most difficult and unprecedented of circumstances. 

  • Individual award - Individuals whose kindness, practical help and support make a real difference to individuals or the wider community 
  • Group award -  A new or existing community group that has quickly mobilised offering practical help and support 
  • Working effectively together - To recognise initiatives that demonstrate how working collaboratively has resulted in practical help and support for communities.  

Nominations close Friday 3 December 2021.

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