The categories

Award categories                                

Good Neighbour Award 

A person who goes out of their way to care for others in their neighbourhood – maybe they help with an older person’s shopping, provide a shoulder to cry on, support neighbours in times of need, help to bring the street together for social events.


Young Resident Award 

A person aged 25 or under who has worked to improve their area, made a positive difference to someone else’s life or stood up to bullying, hate crime, racism or other forms of anti-social behaviour, or shown particular bravery.


Community Project Award 

Do you know of a standout project in your area that’s impressed you? Has it transformed the place where you live or brought people together?


Community/Residents’ Group Award

A group of residents who’ve pulled together to make a significant difference to where they live. Maybe they’ve helped to bring improvements to your building, set up social events to bring the community together or raised money to transform green space near your home.


Green Champion 

An individual who is committed to making a big environmental impact and has made a difference to their community. This could be looking after a community garden, helping at a community allotment or promoting community recycling. 


Senior Resident Award 

A person aged 70 or over who works tirelessly to improve their community. They may have been working in their neighbourhood for years and have never received recognition.


Supported Housing Resident Award 

A person who lives in one of our supported housing schemes who has made a real difference to the lives of others: they may have gone the extra mile to help a fellow resident, started up a group, or got involved in a community initiative.


Supported Housing Scheme Award 

Is there one of our projects which stands head and shoulders above the rest? Has it become an important part of the community? It could be a scheme for young people, young parents, homeless, alcohol dependents, or those with mental health issues.  


Community Champion Award

This person will already be an important part of the community. Maybe they run the local youth club or help in the local school as a volunteer. They might be a key person in the local church or the chief organiser of the community fair.


Great Places’ Staff Award  

Is there someone from Great Places who has gone the extra mile for residents? Who do you think embodies our vision: Great homes. Great communities. Great people.