Wandsworth Civic Awards

The Wandsworth Civic Awards shine the spotlight on people making a difference to the borough, yet whose efforts go unsung.

This could be people who have helped out a neighbour in need, coached a local sports team, gave up their free time to volunteer, organised a community event, or carried out an exceptional act of bravery.

This year we are adding four special awards:

  • For those who have shown leadership on the issue of climate change and the environment. This follows our declaration of a climate change emergency and its pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030
  • For a group and for an individual who have gone above and beyond to help those affected by the conflict in Ukraine or conflict in other parts of the world
  • For those who have contributed to individual and community recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic – this could include any of the following forms of recovery support: physical, social, emotional, educational, financial and employment

All entries will be considered by a panel of judges before a ceremony is held on Wednesday 2 November, where the overall winners will be revealed, and their work highlighted.

How to nominate

Nominations can be made by members of the public who know someone in their community who deserves celebrating, or by family and friends of someone who they feel deserves some wider recognition for what they do in the borough.

These awards are not just about recognising length of service to a community – we want to highlight fantastic contributions made by residents of all ages who have improved the lives of others or gone that extra mile.

Nominees should be:

  • Nominated for their contribution in a voluntary (unpaid) capacity in the borough
  • Aged 19 or over (the Wandsworth Young Person awards celebrate our younger adults and children)

Nominations must be submitted by 5pm on Thursday 1 September 2022 and must:

  • Provide clear evidence that the nominee has positively impacted the borough and residents
  • Explain why the nominee is an outstanding example of caring selflessly for others in the community or how they bring the community together
  • Describe how the nominee is a “shining example” of active citizenship, bravery, or community contribution
  • Explain how the nominee has enhanced the reputation of the borough and/or enhanced civic or cultural life for residents

Nominations will close at 5pm on Thursday 1 September 2022.

If you have any questions, please email civicawards@wandsworth.gov.uk

Make a nomination

Next steps

The Mayor’s Office will contact nominators and nominees in September. They will be invited to attend the awards ceremony, with family members, on Wednesday 2 November.

Previous winners

See previous winners of the Wandsworth Civic Awards: