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23 June 2016

Preparations are under way for the fifth North Lincolnshire Community Champion Awards to be held at the Baths Hall, Scunthorpe, on Thursday 24 November 2016.

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for the time they have dedicated to volunteering or for overcoming barriers or excelling in sports?  Is there a community group that deserves recognition for its work in the local community, or do you know someone who is a true inspiration to others? If so, nominations are now open for the Community Champion Awards 2016. The closing date for nominations is Sunday 18 September 2016. 

Last year, Scunthorpe United supported the local Community Champion Awards 2015 at the end of November.

The awards ceremony took place on November 26 at The Baths Hall in which 22 awards were presented to deserving winners at the inspiring event.

Chairman Peter Swann, alongside Director Karin Swann and then-First Team Manager Mark Robins represented the Iron on the evening and the club were delighted to be given the opportunity to sponsor the Sports Achiever of the Year award to Alan Rayment, while the runner-up accolade was awarded to Anya Snow.

This season's nominations have commenced for the following categories.

Volunteer category 
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Adult Male Volunteer of the Year
  • Adult Female Volunteer of the Year
  • Achievement category
  • Anti-bullying Champion
  • Personal Courage
  • Sports Achiever of the Year
  • Young Sports Achiever of the Year 
  • Young Arts Heritage Achiever of the Year
  • Outstanding Achievement Young
  • Outstanding Achievement Adult 

Community Category
  • Community Champion of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution to a Safe Community
  • Outstanding Contribution to a Learning Community
  • Outstanding Contribution to a Stronger Community
  • Community Contribution to Crime Reduction
  • Community Project of the Year
  • Community Sports Team of the Year
  • Inspiration Category 
  • Inspiration Category
  • Young Carer of the Year
  • Adult Carer of the Year
  • Services to School Governance
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Additional information:

A young person is classed as 18 years or younger on the 31 October 2016

An adult is classed as 19 years or older on the 31 October 2016

All people and organisations nominated must be based in North Lincolnshire.

All individuals, groups and organisations nominated must have been active within
the last year 1 November 2015 to 31 October 2016.

Please give specific examples of the work, achievements or commitment the person you are nominating has undertaken for the judging panel to consider

All categories are open to disabled and non-disabled individuals and groups.    

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