Time is running out to nominate your Covid-19 heroes

The closing date for our Proud of Bucks awards is this Sunday, 27 September so there isn’t much time left to get your nominations in.
From shop staff to helpful neighbours and from frontline workers to local businesses, many people and organisations jumped into action as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, making it their mission to do what they could to help others in need. Now is your chance to make sure they get the recognition and praise they deserve by nominating them for an award.
There are 12 categories:
• Community Hero,
• Young Community Hero (up to age 21)
• Collaboration Award
• Best Neighbour
• Local Community Impact Award*
• Education Hero
• Health & Social Care Service Hero
• Food & Necessities Industry Hero
• Public Service Hero
• Best Local Business Innovation
• Best Employer
• Business Community Champion
Martin Tett, Leader of Buckinghamshire Council said: “From our Proud of Bucks campaign earlier this year we know there are many, many people who have made a huge difference to others during this crisis. Individuals have gone out of their way to do what they can to support those in need and used creative means to find ways of offering assistance where it is needed.
“Thank you to those who have already put in their nominations. We want to ensure that all the hard work and effort put in by everyone over the past few months is recognised and rewarded. Without doubt, the coronavirus pandemic has cast a dark cloud over the whole world but it is truly heartening to see the generosity of human spirit and the strength of community that has emerged as a result.”
The Proud of Bucks awards are being sponsored by The Clare Foundation.
To nominate an individual or group for an award fill in the online form. For more information, including full terms and conditions, visit our website.
*Winners of the Local Community Impact Awards will be decided at a local level by each of the 16 Community Boards. One winner will be announced in each area alongside two highly commended. The others awards will be judged by a panel including councillors, representatives from Buckinghamshire Business First and The Clare Foundation.
The awards will close at midnight on Sunday 27 September 2020.