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Community Pride

The Community Pride Awards, held in conjunction with City of York Council, are a celebration of special individuals and groups whose sterling work marks them as true champions of the place where we live and work. Nominations for this year's awards have now closed.

2015 awards in association with Benenden



Spirit of youth

For young people aged 13 to 18 inclusive, to be awarded for the best positive contribution to peers, their school or college, their community or the city in general.
City of York Council

Public sector hero

Someone who works in the public sector and has gone that extra mile to help others or use his or her skills to assist others or improve their environment.

Charity fundraiser of the year

This amateur fundraiser need not necessarily have raised the most cash, but will be judged on innovative fundraising methods and the personal effort involved.
Saville Audio Visual

Child of the year

For young people aged 12 or under who have overcome an adversity or faced up with courage to life’s hardships and challenges.

Teacher of the year

We’re looking for someone who, through their enthusiasm and commitment, can truly inspire their pupils.

Volunteer of the year

For an individual who gives freely and unselfishly of his or her time to help others.

Health service hero

Every day, an army of unsung heroes quietly go about their duties in the health service. We’re looking for that special someone whose dedication is second to none.
York Racecourse

Sporting hero

For a person who has made an outstanding contribution to amateur sport in a playing or non-playing capacity.

York Community Pride person of the year

For an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to promoting pride in our city or our community.

Parent of the year

Is your mum or dad one in a million? If they’re always there for you, and you’d be lost without them, why not show how grateful you are and nominate them for this award? Open to mums, dads, guardians and foster parents.

Individual CategoriesGROUP CATEGORIES

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Best community project

For projects carried out by an informal, non-recognised voluntary group (recognised or registered voluntary organisations such as Rotary, Round Table or Lions Clubs are not eligible).

Best primary school project

Any school project which has improved its surroundings or the environment in general. This can be an ongoing project.