Community Heroes

Do you know an unsung Platform Community Hero who deserves recognition for what they do?

Our Community Hero Awards recognise Platform customers who make a real difference, whether as an individual or as part of a community group.

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Nominate your Community Hero now!

If you know a local hero, we’d love to hear from you. Simply choose one or more of the award categories listed below for your local hero and complete our online nomination form at the bottom of this page.

  • Going the Extra Mile Award – Someone who goes above and beyond to help others.
  • Young Person Award - A young person (up to 18) who is making a difference, whether through volunteering, fundraising, caring or acting as a positive voice.
  • Communities Together Award – An individual or group of people who bring local communities together and make everyone feel included.
  • Customer Involvement Award - Someone in a registered role with Platform helping to improve services.
  • Positive Change Award - Someone who has overcome personal challenges to make a positive difference in their own life, for others or the environment.
  • Community Partnership Award – An organisation who work in partnership with Platform to support our customers locally.

The deadline for this year's award nominations is Thursday 29 February 2024.

Find out more

Whilst we would prefer your local hero to be a Platform customer, we will consider nominations for a Platform volunteer, who is not a customer or for groups which include Platform customers, as long as what they benefit people in our communities.

You will need to check that the person you would like to nominate is happy for you to go ahead, as we will want to share their story.

We’ll let you know and also contact the person or group. We’ll ask them to share their story and take an associated image for publicity.

A panel of judges will initially choose a shortlist. Final winners for each of the Award categories listed will be selected from the initial shortlist.

All Award winners will receive a trophy and voucher.

Community Heroes Awards presentation 2024 - Save the Data - Wednesday 19 June 2024

Community Heroes Awards Ceremony - Save the date!

The Premier of our Community Heroes Awards Ceremony will take place between 12 noon and 1pm on Wednesday 19 June, so why not get this time and date in your diary now?! 

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Meet our 2023 Award Winners

Why not take a look at who won our 2023 Community Heroes Awards and their reactions to being recognised for all their hardwork and dedication.

Meet our 2023 winners!

Community Heroes Awards Nomination Form

Please tell us the name of the person or group that you're nominating.  (Don't forget that they need to be aware and agree to you nominating them for an award.)
Which category do they deserve credit for? (you can select more than one)
Please tell us what they’ve done and why they deserve recognition
Nominee Area
Which area do they live in?
What is the name of the village, town or city where they live?
Platform Customer

Is the person you are nominating a Platform customer?

How do you know the person you’re nominating?

I confirm that the person or group that I am nominating are happy to be nominated and have agreed that I can share their contact details.