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Civic Community Awards open for nominations

The Civic Community Awards will return in 2021 for a third year celebrating local people who have made a difference.  The last 12 months have tested all of us, but the community spirit, passion and creativity has been unwavering. We’ve witnessed extraordinary acts of kindness from people all over the town.

This year, the Awards will focus on celebrating the incredible local spirit, which has seen residents and organisations collaborating together to support vulnerable communities at this difficult time.


If you know an individual, organisation or business who have made a positive or selfless contribution to the lives of Middlesbrough residents, we want to hear their story. There are lots of heroes in Middlesbrough and we want to celebrate them.  What are you waiting for, getting nominating now!  For further information and to submit your nominations visit middlesbrough.gov.uk/civicawards

Closing date for nominations is 14 August 2021.

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Award Categories

Improving Job Opportunities

We're looking for a business, community organisation, or person who supports local people into employment in creative ways, creates apprenticeships, takes on volunteers to give them work experience, and encourages people to take training courses.

Health and Wellbeing

We're looking for a business, community organisation, or person who is focussed on improving the health and wellbeing of those living or working in Middlesbrough, or who has made positive healthy lifestyle changes for themselves or others.

Helping People Learn

We're looking for a business, community organisation, or person who is passionate about helping people to improve their educational and career prospects. This might be an individual who left school with minimum qualifications and went on to achieve the qualifications needed for a professional role, or an employer who recognises the need for, and supports their staff with, qualifications and training.

Making People Happier

We're looking for a business, community organisation, or person who gives up their time for the benefit of others. For this award, we welcome nominations for people of all ages and for all types of volunteering, including charities, businesses, or individuals - we're looking for anyone who's focussed on making people happier.

Improving our Neighbourhoods

We're looking for a business, community organisation, or person who has made a significant contribution to the conservation and protection of the natural environment. They work with others to make Middlesbrough better. From running community projects to organising community litter-picks, and everything in between - we're looking for anyone who helps to improve the area they live in.

Middlesbrough Children Matter

Do you know a young person in Middlesbrough who's achieved something which deserves recognition? This award recognises a young person (up to age 18) who deserves special appreciation for the unique and valuable contribution they've made to the town, or to other young people in Middlesbrough.

Covid Hero

For this award, we want to hear about those special people whose dedication and integrity has made a difference to others during the coronavirus pandemic. The Covid Hero award will recognise someone who has improved people’s lives or their community in a time of crisis.

Citizen of the Year

This award recognises someone who's gone the extra mile to help and support others, and who is passionate about making a difference in their community. They inspire others and are a true shining beacon in the local area. The person you nominate must live in Middlesbrough (postcodes TS1, TS2, TS3, TS4, TS5, TS7, or TS8).

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