Sutton's Community Awards recognise the individuals, volunteers and community groups that have made an exceptional contribution to making Sutton a better place to live.
Make sure that our local heroes, volunteers, good neighbours and community groups receive the recognition they deserve.
This year, the Sutton Community Awards is in partnership with Community Action Sutton, Sutton Housing Partnership, Volunteer Centre Sutton, and Sutton Council to also shine the spotlight on the voluntary sector organisations.
To ensure that we recognise a range of outstanding residents, awards are given for seven categories. Shortlisted nominees in each category will be invited to an evening award ceremony at the Holiday Inn Sutton on 9 October 2019, where the winners will be announced.
Anyone can make a nomination and nominations are open to anyone in every category.
Outstanding Voluntary and Community Sector Friend
An individual who works closely with, and is a true advocate for, the voluntary and community sector in Sutton.
An individual who has gone above and beyond as a volunteer, making a considerable and tangible impact within the community.
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 in their spare time.
Outstanding Young Person
A young person under 21 who has brought real credit to the borough through exceptional academic, sporting, artistic or cultural achievements.
An individual who makes people’s lives better by going the extra mile - this could be through caring for those in need, or someone who puts on local community events or projects.
Voluntary and Community Sector Organisation of the Year
A voluntary and community sector organisation (can be a 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 goes above and beyond to support and represent their organisation with passion and enthusiasm and a real drive for success.
The Sue Robson Trustee of the Year award was established to acknowledge her contribution to the voluntary and community sector in Sutton. 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.
How to nominate
You can nominate online at sutton.gov.uk/communityawards
You can also nominate via a Community Awards nomination form which are available in libraries, Council offices, Granfers Community Centre, Volunteer Centre Sutton’s reception, Sutton Housing Partnership’s reception and community hubs across the borough.
The deadline for nominations is 15 September 2019.