Are you interested in making a difference to your community?

Find out how to become a Councillor for North Norfolk District Council, come along to the Prospective Candidates’ Evening on 20 September 2018.

People are being asked to nominate a project or a person that has made a difference in their community by 15 October 2018.

Do you know someone who deserves to be thanked for the work they do in the community or an organisation which deserves praise?

North Norfolk District Council is organising a Big Society Awards Night to thank the people and the projects that help to create a strong community.

The Big Society Awards Night, will be held at Sheringham Little Theatre on 29 November 2018 to celebrate the Big Society community spirit that helps to make North Norfolk such a great place to live.

Categories open to public nomination are:

  • Big Society Community Project Award for projects that are based in or benefit people in the district. 
  • Big Society Voluntary Services Award for Sport for someone who has made an outstanding contribution to sport in the district. 
  • Big Society Voluntary Services Award - Young People for someone who has made an outstanding contribution for young people in the district.
  • Big Society Voluntary Services Award - Older People for someone who has made an outstanding contribution for older people in the district.
  • Big Society Voluntary Services Award - Good Neighbourhood for someone who has made an outstanding contribution to their neighbourhood. 

NNDC will also be inviting projects which were awarded a Big Society Fund grant between June 2016 and June 2018 to make nominations in two other categories which are:

  • *Outstanding Contribution to a Big Society Funded Project by an Adult
  • *Outstanding Contribution to a Big Society Funded Project by a Young Person aged under 18

*NNDC will be writing to the projects to ask for nominations directly.

Cllr John Lee, Leader of North Norfolk District Council and Chairman of the Big Society Fund Panel, said “Being involved with these awards is one of the highlights of my job. There are so many people who make such a difference across North Norfolk, and these awards offer the chance for us to recognise all their good work.

“I am looking forward to what will no doubt be a very difficult judging process!”

Since 2012 the Big Society Fund has funded over 232 community projects to date to the tune of £1,764,481 that have helped improve or support the wellbeing of our communities. These include the provision of new play and recreational areas, creation of new community amenities, updated village halls, improved sport facilities, increased people’s involvement in their communities through volunteering  and enabled new groups and activities to be set up that have benefitted some of our most vulnerable residents.  

This will be the third time a Big Society Awards event has been held.

Big Society Awards Nomination forms

To put forward your nomination please download the relevant nomination forms from above and email to Supporting.Communities@north-norfolk.gov.uk or print off and post to Big Society Community Awards, NNDC, Holt Road, Cromer, NR27 9EN.

For paper copies of the nomination forms call 01263 516248 or you can pick them up from North Norfolk District Council reception.

CLOSING DATE for receipt of nominations Monday 15 October 2018.