community stars


The Community Stars Awards are part of the People Can Make a Difference campaign which aims to recognise the voluntary work already being carried out in the district. It encourages people to make a difference in a number of ways, such as being neighbourly, through community action or volunteering, as well as raising money for local projects. they are awarded by the  Councillor Zafar Ali the Lord Mayor of Bradford.

We are looking for nominees who make a different in the local community from being a volunteer to raising funds for charities.  Businesses who go the extra mile to reach out to the local community have their own category as do young people and community groups.

Nominations are sought in these categories: Community Group, Fundraiser, Young Active Citizens, Good Neighbour, Volunteer, Community Champion, Business Can Make a Difference Award, Outstanding Student, and the Better Start Bradford Outstanding Contribution to Volunteering.

This time for the first time we are also looking for people who are studying in higher or further education to be recognised for their community volunteering.

Outstanding Student Award

We are looking for students who have made an outstanding contribution to their local community on a voluntary basis. Perhaps they have been involved in fund-raising for a local group, taken up a local issue and tried to initiate change or simply given their time to support a community organisation. Any student nominated must be currently undertaking full or part-time study in Higher or Further Education. The community activity undertaken must be Bradford based.


Thank you to our sponsors, Bradford Council, the Telegraph and Argus and Better Start Bradford.


Click here for the online nomination form

Better Start Bradford is an exciting 10 year Big Lottery funded programme aimed at improving outcomes for children through prevention and early intervention projects with 0-3s (including antenatal) and their families. A community partnership, ensuring the community voice is at the heart of what we do. Find out more.