BBC 'Make A Difference' Awards

Local BBC Radio across England wants to award great neighbours, key workers, volunteers and more in Make A Difference Awards

Community heroes who make a difference where they live will be recognised in a new award scheme being run by every local BBC radio station in England.  But they need your help to identify people who should be honoured.

It’s part of the BBC’s ‘Make A Difference’ awards to recognise remarkable people; marking their achievements and contributions to lives in their communities.

Categories cover the unsung heroes of every community from great neighbours, inspirational teachers, awesome volunteers or even outstanding key workers.

There are eight award categories (listed below), nominations are now open and will close on the 29th of April 2022 at 11:00pm.

The winners will be announced at our Make a Difference awards hosted by BBC Radio  Sussex & BBC Radio Surrey at a ceremony in September.

For a full list of categories - and details of how to nominate someone - go to bbc.co.uk/makeadifference, where you can also see full Terms and our Privacy Notice.

Nominations are now open and will close on the 29th of April 2022 at 11:00pm.

Categories:

  • Volunteer Awarded to an individual who makes a real difference to the community by giving up their time voluntarily to help out a charity or good cause

 

  • Community Group

Awarded to a group of people who have helped to genuinely change the lives of others within the community,

 

  • Fundraiser

Awarded to an individual or group of people who have gone the extra mile to raise funds for a charity or good cause.

 

  • Carer

Awarded to someone who improves the life of an individual or group of people by caring for them on a regular basis.

 

  • Great Neighbour

Awarded to an individual or group of people who help to make the neighbourhood or local community a better place to live or work, either on a regular basis or through a single act of kindness.

 

  • Key Worker

Awarded to a key worker who’s gone above and beyond their call of duty to help others.

 

  • Environmental Award

Awarded to an individual or group of people who help to make where we live more environmentally friendly.

 

  • The Together Award

Awarded to an individual or group of people who create real change by breaking down barriers and bringing together people from different walks of life for a common cause.