The Place To Be Proud Of Awards recognise the contributions made by individuals, groups, organisations, places and initiatives that make our borough a diverse, vibrant community and a great place to live and do business. Individual categories are sponsored by locally-based businesses, and the awards are supported by the Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust, Basingstoke Voluntary Action and media partners, the Basingstoke Gazette.
Nominations will open in January 2023. Below are the categories from 2022.
Above and Beyond Award
Sponsored by Castle Trust Bank
Community Leader Award
Sponsored by Disastercare
The Community leader award will be awarded to an individual that has developed and used their skills and influence to make an important contribution to community activity and raise the profile of a community activity, project or issue. It is someone that has inspired and encouraged others to get involved and engaged with community work or campaigning for good causes in the borough.
Business and the Community Award
Sponsored by Farleigh Wallop Estate
Unsung Hero Award
Sponsored by Festival Place
An Unsung Hero is a person that makes an important contribution to the community whether that is as a volunteer, or supporting others (unpaid), it is someone that does a lot, and may have been doing it for a long time but doesn’t get much public recognition. We all know a community unsung hero – use this category to say a heartfelt thank you for all their work behind the scenes, and is open to nominees that have not won this type of award before.
Community Project Award
Sponsored by Face TV
This category is for an individual or group (voluntary or not) who have worked hard to develop project/s or activities for the overall benefit of the community that help make Basingstoke and Deane a place that we can all be proud of. This could be anything from support groups for vulnerable people and fund raising, to community tree planting, family fun days and awareness raising campaigns. Nominations can be from one –off projects or on-going programmes.