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Community Heroes Awards

Our Community Heroes Awards recognise the contributions and achievements of local people working to make the borough and their local community a better place to be.


Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for the 2023 Community Heroes Awards. The nomination period for this award cycle is now closed.

Nomination categories

Our 2023 Community Heroes Awards categories are as follows:

Business contribution in the community

This award recognises local businesses that have demonstrated a significant contribution to social, educational & skills development, or environmental /sustainability work, in their community through involvement in voluntary work or charitable projects.

Communities together

This award recognises a community group, charity, or organisation that has made a significant contribution to fostering equalities and inclusion in Richmond upon Thames, through local work that breaks down existing barriers and connects our communities.

Community group of the year

This award recognises the groups that exemplify what can be done to make a difference when people work together.

Community project of the year

This award recognises the projects and initiatives that have improved our borough and helped its local communities – run by individuals, groups, or voluntary organisations.

Environmental award

This award recognises individuals, projects, and groups that have made great strides toward tackling climate change and environmental issues.

Helping hands

This award recognises individuals, not in association with a group, charity, or organisation, who help to create stronger communities by supporting others to live happy, healthy lives. This could be a good neighbour, someone who gives their time to help family or friends in need, or a caregiver.

Lifetime achievement

This award recognises those who have shown a long-term commitment to voluntary work and have made a significant contribution to their communities over ten or more years.

Outstanding volunteer

This award recognises individuals who have made a significant impact to their community volunteering with a group, charity or organisation.

Trustee of the year

This award recognises the trustee of a group or charity who has gone above and beyond in their role.

Young person achievement

This award recognises the young people (under 18 years) who inspire and drive change in their communities, and who act as role models for their peers.

2023 winners and nominees

The winners of our 2023 Community Heroes Awards were announced on Thursday 16 May 2024. Read more about the shortlisted nominees and winners in 2023.

Updated: 04 July 2024

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