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 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

This award is to recognise individuals in paid positions that have shown incredible professional and personal pride in their work that supports the community. It may be a public servant, a health care worker, a teacher or someone paid at any business or organisation that has gone above and beyond what would normally be expected in their job to support others in the community.

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

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.

Volunteer of The Year Award

Sponsored by Beaufort Financial

This award category is for showcasing the exceptional contribution made by volunteers, who give their time to improve the lives and environment of others in our local community

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. 

Young Role Model Award

Sponsored by QMC

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.

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.

Arts and Entertainment Award

Sponsored by Basingstoke Community Radio

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

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.

Good Neighbour

Sponsored by Manydown

This category is for an individual who has made a difference in their neighbourhood, a person who has gone above and beyond to make life easier for and help their fellow neighbours, perhaps at a time of crisis. 


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