Mid Sussex have a new awards programme this year, Mid Sussex Applauds, which encompasses two previous award schemes: the Young Volunteer Awards and the Community Service Awards. There are eight new awards categories. This year the nominations process has been opened up to allow the public to nominate. The nominations process will run from 1 July unto 31 August and nominations are made via an application online. Full details, including nominations criteria are available here: https://www.midsussex.gov.uk/leisure-sport/mid-sussex-applauds/
The award categories are:
Stronger Communities – a community group or organisation that has helped to bring together cultures and communities through a local project or community activity.
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 energyinto 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.
Young Volunteer of the year – recognising those young people who have made a difference in their local community.
Lifetime Achievement Award – an individual who has made a substantial commitment to the community in their lifetime.
Stronger Together – an individual who has helped to bring together cultures and communities through a local project or community activity.
Good Sport Award – a club or individual who has made an outstanding contribution to supporting activity or sport in Mid Sussex.
Business in the Community Award – recognising a business which supports or makes a positive contribution to benefit and enhance community life.