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Get ready for 2022's Stars of the Community awards
Our Stars of the Community awards will return on Thursday 23 June 2022 and are an opportunity to shine a light on everyday heroes and celebrate outstanding volunteering. We invite your nominations now (DEADLINE EXTENDED: you've now got until Friday 22 April 2022 to make a nomination).
Who do you know that puts others first, solves problems, achieves new things and leads by example?
Nine different categories mean plenty of opportunities to nominate that special someone (or group) for the difference they’ve made.
Consider whether you know someone with the potential to be our:
- Sparkling environment star: We’re looking for individuals or groups who’ve improved the local environment. Maybe you know somebody/a group who’s kept their garden/community garden blooming all year round. Maybe you know of, or have been involved in a community clean up campaign. Nominations could also be for projects that bring sustainability to a community such as food growing, recycling or ways to improve energy saving. We’re looking for projects that have not only improved the local environment but have also brought neighbours and communities together.
- Personal achievement star: We’re looking for an individual who’s grown in such a way and developed personally over the last 12 months. This could be by overcoming personal issues and showing a true commitment to making a change in their lives. This person could have worked with Bolton at Home teams and been supported through this journey by members of staff from Bolton at Home and other organisations. This could also be a newcomer who’s taken the first steps towards getting involved and made a real impression on improving their community which has had a positive effect in their local area.
- The community star (previously Stronger community star): We’re looking for an individual or group who’s demonstrated drive and commitment to bring local people together to help build a stronger community and increase cohesion in the area they live. They’ll be known for what they do and be the driving force which supports activities for all sections of the community and has improved the skills and confidence of local people who have in turn gone onto achieve their own personal goals. All in all, this person or group will be going that ‘extra mile’ in order to give back to the community.
- Outstanding achievement star: We’re looking for an individual who’s shown motivation, commitment and passion for improving services in their local area in such a way that they’re seen as a community ambassador. This person will also show a continued commitment to making a ‘real difference’ in their neighbourhood. We’re also looking to recognise the extraordinary efforts made by this individual to help the wider community stay safe, educated and connected during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Spirit of youth star: We’re looking to recognise a young person (under 25 years) who’s making a difference in their local community. Maybe you know a young person who, in their volunteering, brings people together, supports individuals or uses their skills and interests to help others.
- Climate change star (new for this year): We’re looking for an individual, group or project that has played a key part in recognising climate change and reducing their carbon footprint. Nominations could be for projects that bring sustainability to a community such as food growing, recycling or ways to improve energy saving.
- Health and wellbeing star: We’re looking for individuals or projects that have made a difference in helping improve health and wellbeing in their community. Maybe there’s someone you know who’s started a food co-op, exercise class or provided drug and alcohol advice sessions or other projects which have addressed health and wellbeing, making a positive difference in the community.
- Arcon community star (for Arcon tenants/residents only): We’re looking for an individual or group living on an Arcon estate who’s demonstrated drive and commitment to bring local people together to help build a stronger community and increase cohesion in the area they live. They’ll be known for what they do and be the driving force which supports activities for all sections of the community and has improved the skills and confidence of local people who have in turn gone onto achieve their own personal goals. All in all, this person or group will be going that ‘extra mile’ in order to give back to the community.
- Taking a stand star: We’re looking for an individual or group who’ve taken steps to address anti-social behaviour in their area. Their actions may include improving their local environment, providing vital witness statements to stop anti-social behaviour, or setting up local activities for young people. They’ll have tried to make a real difference to improving the quality of life in their community. This award looks to recognise their commitment and courage.
By nominating someone for one of our Stars of the Community awards, you could help them win £100 to spend as they choose, a fabulous trophy, and also attend Bolton at Home’s prestigious awards ceremony on Thursday 23 June 2022.
If you'd like to nominate someone, please use the form below. It contains our rules of entry and steps for making a nomination.
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- Friendly faces in familiar places - Bolton Manbassadors
- Tips from Tom to help with rising energy costs
- Be aware of doorstep fraudsters
- Your home repairs - we're getting back on track
- Introducing Aptem
- How we're improving our complaints system
- Support for Bolton's street homeless - Hope for Change
- A fresh start - giving support to people leaving hospital
- Our staff talk you through Air Source Heat Pumps
- "Money Advice has been an absolute lifelife"
- Recognise your community heroes - Stars of the Community Awards 2022
- Providing opportunities for young people
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