community stars

DO you know someone in your community who is a dedicated volunteer or goes our of their way to help others on a regular basis? Now is your chance to nominate your unsung heroes in the seventh annual Community Stars Awards.

The honours are organised by the Telegraph & Argus, Better Start Bradford and Bradford Council in a bid to ensure those striving to make a difference in their local communities are properly recognised.

A panel of judges will then have the difficult task of sifting through all the nominations and whittling them down to a shortlist of nominees across the now eight categories.

It will then be over to Bradfordians to vote for the winners, who will be unveiled at a ceremony to be held at the Midland Hotel, on Wednesday, December 6, where each category winner will be honoured with the Bradford Medal.

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.

This time we are also looking for Bradford’s unsung businesses, large and small, who go above and beyond to make a real difference to the people of the district. This could be firms that raise funds, recycle or share their resources. It could be giving unsold food to a food kitchen for the homeless, letting charities use meeting or boardrooms, sponsorship or grant-giving, or staff giving up their time through corporate volunteering.

The Community Star Awards are kindly sponsored by the Telegraph and Argus, Bradford Council and Better Start Bradford.

The nomination form is here.

The guidance notes are here.Community Stars nomination information sheet 2017 v.1

Thank you for your nominations and the closing date is the 25th September.

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.