Finalists announced for Sutton's 2020 Community Awards

There has been a fantastic response over the last two months, with over 280 entries received across eight categories.

Sutton’s Community Awards 2020 celebrates the people who make Sutton a great place to live, work and bring up a family and who have gone above and beyond in the face of COVID-19.

Each year, Sutton's Community Awards recognise remarkable individuals and groups in Sutton and despite the challenges we have all faced, there have been some amazing contributions to the community this year.

The awards ceremony will take place virtually via the Council's YouTube channel on Wednesday 3 February 2021. We look forward to celebrating the community’s achievements with you.

Award Categories

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 through those in need, or someone who organises local community projects or events.

The Terence Cort Award 

An individual who supports people to live independently. This award commemorates Terence Cort, a staff member from Sutton Housing Partnership who passed away in April 2020.

The Herb Chinzou Award

An individual who has made a contribution to Sutton’s disability services. This award commemorates Herb Chinzou, a Sutton Council staff member from 2009 to April 2020.

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.

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.

Outstanding Young Person

A young person under 21 who has brought real credit to the borough through exceptional academic, sporting, artistic or cultural achievements. 

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.

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. 

Sue Robson was deputy director and CEO of Sutton CVS (now known as Community Action Sutton) for a number of years. Sue was passionate about governance and worked with both large and small organisations on developing good practices for their trustee to enable their organisations to flourish. The Sue Robson Trustee of the Year award was established to acknowledge her contribution to the voluntary and community sector in Sutton.