A Place to Be Proud of Awards Basingstoke
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Award Categories

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 are supported by the Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust.

Health and Wellbeing Award

Sponsored by Lilly UK


This category is for individuals or organisations involved in keeping the borough healthy and for people and places dedicated to caring for people in our community. This could be a charity or a group of volunteers.

Young Role Model Award

Sponsored by QMC

Queen Marys College

This category is for individuals under 21 years old who have shown real achievement, either in a hobby such as singing, dancing, acting, in a sport in enterprise, in raising money for charity or in doing something special for their community.

Business and the Community Award

Sponsored by Portsmouth Estates

Portsmouth Estates Basingstoke
A business, or staff from a business that makes a contribution to the community that goes beyond statutory duty and aside from commercial activities that makes a difference to life in the borough. This could include fund raising activities, volunteer activities or other community projects.

Fundraiser of The Year Award

Sponsored by Beaufort Financial

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This award is for those individuals who raise money for charities and local causes. They are most certainly an exceptional person who devotes a significant amount of time and energy to support the causes close to their heart. Whether that be someone who has many years of fundraising or they have recently started to do so, we would like to hear about it.

Good Neighbour Award

Sponsored by Right At Home

Right At Home
This category is for an individual who has made a difference in their neighbourhood, this maybe during the Covid-19 pandemic or more general. A person who has gone above and beyond to make life easier for people and has helped their fellow neighbours at a time of crisis, or with the challenges they face everyday.

Arts and Entertainment Award

Sponsored by Helping Hands Community Radio

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This category is for local artists, dance groups, photographers, designers, and event organisers of any cultural creativity or good entertainment for all to enjoy in the community of Basingstoke and Deane.

Community Project Award

Sponsored by Face TV

Face TV Basingstoke
This category is for an individual or group (voluntary or not) who have worked hard to develop projects/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.

Parent In A Million Award

Sponsored by Basingstoke Gazette

Basingstoke Gazette
Of course all parents are special but we are talking about exceptional parents – for example someone who is coping against the odds or doing a great job despite the difficulties they face. This includes those who open their homes to foster children as well.

Unsung Hero Award

Sponsored by John Lewis & Waitrose Basingstoke

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An Unsung Hero is an individual who goes above and beyond their work role to make their community a great place to live and work, but who is rarely recognised for what they do. Past winners have included a good neighbour, a local beat officer, a caretaker and someone that runs a voluntary group.
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