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Leeds Compassionate City Awards 2017

Leeds City Council will be hosting the city’s first Compassionate City Awards in December 2017

Do you know an individual, community organisation of group that you feel deserve to win one of these awards? We are looking for exceptional individuals and groups who always put others first and make a difference. The deadline is October 20th.  For more info visit 

Award categories include

Volunteer of the Year – An individual who has made a positive impact in their community. Examples could be outstanding fundraising efforts, developing a new project or service or increasing membership of a community group.

Unsung Hero of the Year – An individual who works tirelessly to support the most vulnerable in their community and shows passion to help others.

Jo Cox Award – An individual who has gone above and beyond to unite and bring different communities together, supported newer communities to feel welcome into their communities and championed specific issues which help to create more cohesive and integrated communities

Young Person of the Year – A young person who has had a significant impact on others through activities , such as, working with voluntary groups, school activities, youth clubs, uniformed groups or as a carer to help others.

School of the Year – A school which has had a significant impact on their local community which has resulted in positive benefits on key issues, such as, tackling inequality and community resilience.

Inspirational Project of the Year – A project which has resulted in real benefits for its local community. Examples could be environmental initiatives, community safety activities or community integration projects.

Community Organisation of the Year – An organisation which has excelled in its services to users, through an on-going day-to-day activity, tackling issues such as accessibility, community cohesion, community involvement, health and wellbeing, inclusivity and social isolation.

Cultural Achievement of the Year – A project or creation celebrating the exceptional, experimental and diverse cultural landscape of our city and its communities.​​​​​​​

Nominations must evidence how the individual, organisation or project has:-

  • Helped to tackle poverty
  • Reduced inequalities and disadvantage
  • Improved community involvement or volunteering activities
  • Identified new and innovative ways of delivering projects or providing support
  • Worked with other people or organisations to deliver a project or improve service delivery
  • Created more cohesive and integrated communities and improved resilience
  • Worked with communities to improve outcomes or with an exceptional event or emergency
  • Demonstrated value for money
  • Supported cultural or celebratory events

This work must have taken place in the Leeds boundaries, over the previous 12 months.

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Please email your submissions to [email protected]

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