York Press: York Community Pride Awards 2022

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.

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York Press: Community Pride star icon Individual Categories

Spirit of Youth

For young people aged 13 to 18 inclusive, to be awarded for showing the best positive example to peers, their school or college, their community or the city in general.


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.


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.


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.


Sporting hero

For a person who has made an outstanding contribution to local sport. Open to players, coaches, officials and volunteers.


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.


Carer of the year

This award recognises the contribution of an individual care worker who strives to improve the delivery of care. This person must demonstrate outstanding levels of commitment to care and put the person being cared for at the heart of what they do.

Mental Health Award

This award is open to a department or individual carer/nurse/doctor who specialises in the care and treatment of mental health in York and North Yorkshire. Good mental health is now recognised as a vital component to good overall health and we would like to hear how the care and support in this sector has improved the lives of the individual and their families.


York Press: Community Pride star icon Group Categories

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).