Do you know an outstanding foster carer or an exceptional young achiever? Or is there a Croydon business you know of whose contribution to the local community should be honoured?
We are looking for community heroes from across the borough to be celebrated at the 2020 Mayor of Croydon’s Civic Awards, which recognise amazing local people and organisations’ dedication and achievements.
Nominations are now open and inspirational entries can be made across 10 categories, including a new category for 2020, Charity of the Year.
All entries must be submitted by midnight, Wednesday 15 January 2020 and the winners will be revealed at a glittering ceremony on Tuesday 31 March 2020.
The full list of categories is:
- Business in the Community
- Charity of the Year
- Contribution to Sport and Healthy Living
- Don’t Mess with Croydon – Take Pride
- Good Neighbour
- Outstanding Contribution to Foster Care
- Stronger Together
- Young Achiever
- Volunteer of the Year
- Voluntary Group of the Year
Also being presented on the night is The Mayor’s Lifetime Contribution Award, which recognises a resident or group that has devoted many years of outstanding service to the community. Last year’s winner was Kim Bennett, who for almost two decades was instrumental in growing and developing Croydon Drop In, a local charity that provides young people aged 11-25 free and confidential counselling, advice and advocacy services, helping thousands of young people.
Councillor Humayun Kabir, Mayor of Croydon
“Croydon is full of incredible, selfless people who give up their time and put tremendous effort into making the borough a fantastic place to live and work. Their contribution should be celebrated and these awards are the perfect way to do that so please get nominating!”
To nominate an individual, group of organisation, please visit the awards page online at www.croydon.gov.uk/civicawards or complete the nomination form in Word and email it to civic firstname.lastname@example.org