Cromer

Who deserves a Big Society award?

Just Regional
Dec 14, 2016 3 mins read

Do you know someone who deserves to be thanked for the work they do in the community or an organisation which deserves praise?

North Norfolk District Council is organising a Big Society Awards Night to thank the people and the projects that help to create a strong community.

The Big Society Awards Night, which has the support of North Norfolk Radio, will be held at Sheringham Little Theatre on  March 23 to celebrate the Big Society community spirit that helps to make North Norfolk such a great place to live.

People are being asked to nominate a project or a person that has made a difference in their community by January 27.

Categories open to public nomination are:

  • Community Project Award – for projects that are based in or benefit people in the district.
  • Voluntary Services Award for Sport – for someone who has made an outstanding contribution to sport in the district.
  • Voluntary Services Award for someone who has made an outstanding contribution for young people in the district.
  • Voluntary Services Award for someone who has made an outstanding contribution for older people in the district.
  • Voluntary Services Award for someone who has made an outstanding contribution to their neighbourhood.

NNDC will also be inviting projects which were awarded a Big Society Fund between 2014 – 16 to make nominations in two other categories which are:

  • Outstanding Contribution to a Big Society Funded Project – by an adult.
  • Outstanding Contribution to a Big Society Funded Project – by a young person aged under 18.

The council will also be presenting a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tom FitzPatrick, leader of North Norfolk District Council and chairman of the Big Society Fund Panel, said: “The Big Society is all about supporting community projects and these awards are all about recognising the exceptional community spirit in our area. Everyone who contributes to their community and helps others deserves recognition and I hope people will come forward with their nominations and publically thank the people who help others.”

A Big Society Awards event was held for the first time in 2014. For this the second event, members of the public are being asked to make nominations. The project or person does not have to be connected to a Big Society Funded project.

To put forward nominations:

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