Nominate your local stars – deadline approaching

1 September 2019

Do you know someone who helps out with sports clubs, is a green champion, puts on or supports community activities, volunteers or is vital in your community? – please take five minutes to tell us more.

Mid Sussex Applauds aims to highlight the fantastic work of individuals and organisations across the district, recognising our connections and celebrating our community. With eight categories covering a huge range of possible activities we hope to highlight great projects, work and support happening across our area.

Residents and local groups are being urged to think about who they could nominate in the follow areas –

Good Sport Award – a club or individual who has made an outstanding contribution to supporting activity or sport in Mid Sussex

Lifetime Achievement Award – an individual who has made a substantial commitment to the community in their lifetime

Young Achiever Award – against all the odds, someone who has overcome significant obstacles and made a positive difference to their own lives or to other young people through education, campaigning or helping another overcome a difficult situation or personal problem

Take Pride in Mid Sussex – This award will recognise residents who dedicate their time and energy into keeping Mid Sussex clean and green, take pride in their local area by creating community gardens, painting local spaces, upcycling or encouraging others to recycle.

Business in the Community Award – recognising a business which supports or makes a positive contribution to benefit and enhance community life

Young Volunteer of the year – recognising those young people who have made a difference in their local community

Stronger Together – an individual who has helped to bring together cultures and communities through a local project or community activity

Stronger Communities – a community group or organisation that has helped to bring together cultures and communities through a local project or community activity.

Mid Sussex District Council Chairman Councillor Colin Trumble said, “We have had a good response so far and as we are getting very close to the deadline I just want to make sure we are reaching right across the community. I would urge everyone to nominate their local stars by filling in the form online – we have made the process very straightforward and five minutes should be enough to add all the information needed. However, the deadline is approaching and we need the nominations by the end of August, so don’t put it off!”

To nominate visit www.midsussex.gov.uk/applauds

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