Recognising the Heart and Soul of Our Community
Each year, Sutton Community Awards recognise remarkable individuals and groups across Sutton. The awards honour the passion, resilience, and commitment displayed by individuals and groups who go above and beyond to make a difference within their communities.
Sutton Community Awards will be hosted in partnership with the Council, Community Action Sutton, Sutton Housing Partnership and Volunteer Centre Sutton, to celebrate the individuals, volunteers and community groups that have made an exceptional contribution to making Sutton a better place to live, work and raise a family.
To ensure that we recognise a range of outstanding residents, awards are given for eleven categories. Shortlisted nominees in each category will be approached to tell their story virtually and this will be shared as part of a digital campaign. The judging panel will then deliberate and winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in October 2023.
Nominations for the 2023 awards are now closed.
1. Outstanding Community Champion
An individual in your neighbourhood who has gone above and beyond to help and support your local community - this could be caring for those in need, or someone who organises local community projects or events.
2. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
An individual or organisation that has worked tirelessly to help celebrate and cultivate projects and programmes focused on Sutton's diverse communities.
3. Environment Champion
An individual who in a voluntary or partnership capacity has led, delivered or supported work aimed at making Sutton greener.
4. Outstanding Volunteer
An individual who has gone above and beyond as a volunteer for a voluntary and community sector organisation, and has made an outstanding contribution to improving the lives of those the organisation supports.
5. Outstanding Volunteering Group
A group of volunteers that have demonstrated a great team spirit and worked together to support a cause or organisation that would only be possible collectively - this could include a business or staff members who volunteer as a group in Sutton.
6. Outstanding Young Person
A young person under 21 who has brought real credit to the borough through exceptional academic, sporting, artistic or cultural achievements.
7. Outstanding Voluntary and Community Sector Organisation of the Year
A voluntary and community sector organisation (can be a charity, community group or social enterprise) that has made an outstanding contribution to improving the lives of those they support.
8. Sue Robson Trustee of the Year
An individual who is a Trustee (this is an unpaid role and Trustees may also be known as the board, the management committee, governors, directors) for a charity or organisation, who goes above and beyond to support and represent their organisation, and has played a vital role in leading through Covid-19.
9. Outstanding STEAM Professional
The Outstanding STEAM Professional award recognises an individual who has demonstrated exceptional achievements and contributions in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). This award celebrates the important role that STEAM professionals play in shaping our borough.
10. Outstanding Community Health and Wellbeing Champion
This award shines a light on those supporting our community with their physical health, mental wellbeing, health management or any of the wider outcomes supported by physical activity and sport, emphasising the vital role that being physically active plays in supporting health outcomes. Nominations are encouraged from organisations, projects and individuals.
11. Lifetime Achievement
This award will posthumously acknowledge all of the amazing volunteers, champions and colleagues who have supported vulnerable people in the borough over a sustained period of time.