Civic Honours: Here’s how to nominate your community hero

We all know someone who makes Hammersmith & Fulham a great place to live.

Whether they’re the most compassionate person you know, or went above and beyond during the pandemic, now’s the chance to give those who went the extra mile the recognition they deserve.

Nominate them for a H&F Civic Honour for their contributions to civic life and help up draw up a list of unsung heroes for our 2022 honours list.

“The compassion, strength, and support found within in Hammersmith & Fulham’s community is incredible” said Cllr Sue Fennimore, Deputy Leader of H&F Council.

“In what has been an exceptionally challenging year, members of our community have stepped up and made a real difference. This is our chance to thank and celebrate those heroes – please get in touch and tell us who went above and beyond this year.”

Nominate a local legend

Nominations for the 2022 Civic Honours closed on Sunday 23 January.

There are nine different categories, so choose the one that you think best suits your nominee.

You can nominate anyone who lives, works, studies or volunteers in H&F, or any community organisation operating in the borough.

The categories

This year’s Civic Honours categories are:

Most dedicated volunteer

A person or group that has selflessly dedicated their time to help their neighbourhood or wider community through organised or informal voluntary work.

Bringing people together

A person or organisation that has brought the community together around a shared idea, or helped unite different communities in our borough.

Community organiser

Someone who has demonstrated inspiring leadership in, for example, running a residents' association, scout group or community fundraising campaign.

Acts of compassion

A person or organisation that has shown dedication and selflessness in supporting those who are sick, homeless, lonely or otherwise in need of care and support.

Contributions to art, culture or heritage

A person or organisation that has brought new ideas and inspiration to the borough or worked to promote and celebrate our borough’s heritage.

Contributions to health and wellbeing

A person or organisation that has supported the community to improve our quality of life.

Improving our environment

A person or organisation that has run a high profile campaign, or achieved real changes in the quality of our local environment.

Lifetime achievement

An individual who has given outstanding service to the community over many years.

Covid-19 Community Contribution

Community heroes that went the extra mile to provide help and support to those in need during the pandemic.

While you can’t nominate yourself, if you or your community organisation have done something worth celebrating, encourage others to put your name forward.

The successful nominees will then gather for an awards ceremony, where a panel of judges will announce the winners.

Watch our video of the 2019 awards ceremony

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