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The Scheme

The scheme will recognise remarkable individuals and groups in Wellingborough through their awards scheme.

The awards aim to celebrate the individuals, volunteers and community groups that have made an exceptional contribution to making Wellingborough a better place to live, work and raise a family.

Eligibility

To ensure that we recognise a range of fantastic people who live and work in the town, we have six categories to nominate from.

Individuals from all walks of life and all sections of the community who have made a difference to the ‘Town’ of Wellingborough are eligible.

The nominee must have made an outstanding contribution to the Town such as the nominee’s contribution can be seen to stand above the contributions made by most other people.

Nominations

Nominations can be made by any person who has links with Wellingborough.

Nominations must be submitted to the Town Clerk using the application form included with this policy.

The submission should outline the voluntary service provided by the individual or group to the community.

Nominations can be submitted between July to December each year.

Nominations are considered by the Finance and Governance Committee, where the winner will be selected
and notified following the meeting.

Awards

The awards will be presented at an individual ceremony, and this will normally be the Annual
Town Meeting of the Council between 1st March and 1st June.

Categories

The Outstanding Community Champion Award

    An individual in the town who has gone above and beyond to help and support vulnerable people and communities – this could be caring through those in need, or someone who organises local community projects or events.

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award

    An individual or organisation that has worked tirelessly to help celebrate and cultivate
    projects and programmes focused on Wellingborough’s diverse communities.

The Environment Champion Award

    An individual who in a voluntary or partnership capacity has led, delivered or supported work aimed at making Wellingborough greener

The Outstanding Volunteer Award

    An individual who has gone above and beyond as a volunteer for a voluntary or community sector organisation which has made an outstanding contribution to improving the lives of those the organisation supports.

The Outstanding Young Person Award

    A young person under 21 years of age who has brought real credit to the Town through
    exceptional academic, sporting, artistic or cultural achievements. This could be as part of a school, college, private team or club, working in partnership with an organisation or working to achieve a goal independently.

The Outstanding Voluntary and Community Sector Organisation of the Year Award

    A voluntary and community sector organisation (can be a charity, community group or social
    enterprise) that has made an innovative contribution to improving the lives of those they
    support.

Policy and Nomination Form

To nominate someone for our award, please download and complete a Nomination Form.

Send completed forms between July and December via:

Email: clerk@wellinboroughtowncouncil.gov.uk

Post: Wellingborough Town Council’s Community Awards, c/o Swanspool House, Doddington Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 1BP