Community Achievement Award

You can now nominate someone for an award if they have made a difference in your local community.

The Uttlesford Community Achievement Award recognises and celebrates those people who have made a real difference to others in the local community.


To be nominated, the person must have:

  • been mainly working as a volunteer (though they can have been paid for some of the work)
  • worked primarily in the Uttlesford district
  • more than 5 years voluntary work experience

The only exception is for anyone who is nominated in the youth initiatives category. They will not need to have 5 years voluntary work experience.


We have awards for people who have made an outstanding contribution in a number of different ways.

You can nominate someone for their service to:

  • children and young people up to 18 years of age
  • the elderly
  • people with assisted living needs (physical/sensory and learning)
  • the local community
  • youth initiatives; nominations for young people (aged 15-18) who have contributed significantly to their local community

If you want to nominate a person for awards in different categories you will need to complete a separate form for each nomination.

Who can apply

We are asking for nominations from:

  • town and parish councils
  • Council for Voluntary Services
  • Uttlesford Volunteer Centre
  • secondary schools (for nominations in the youth initiatives category for young people aged 15-18)

If you are an individual or a representative of a group who want to nominate someone for an award, you will need to ask one of the eligible organisations about making the nomination on your behalf.


How to apply

You can nominate someone for the Community Achievement Award by using our online form.

Nominate someone

The closing date for applications for the Community Achievement Award is midday on Friday 16 September 2022.

What the awardees get

Awarded people get a certificate signed by the Chair of the Council. Up to 2 representatives from the group may also be invited to attend the awards ceremony.

How the awards are decided

Local assessors research and may contact nominees before writing a report on their suitability. The council's Community Achievement Panel then considers the nominations and agrees the people who will receive an award.

Awardees will be invited to a ceremony at which the certificates will be presented.


Contact Community Development

If you have any queries regarding your application, please contact Sue Hayden, Community Development Officer: