Celebrating Sutton's unsung heroes
Each year, Sutton's Community Awards recognise remarkable individuals and groups in Sutton.
In 2019, the Sutton's Community Awards were held in partnership between Community Action Sutton, Sutton Housing Partnership, Volunteer Centre Sutton, and Sutton Council, to celebrate the individuals, volunteers and community groups that have made an exceptional contribution to making Sutton a better place to live.
To ensure that we recognise a range of outstanding residents, awards are given for seven categories. Shortlisted nominees in each category will be invited to an evening award ceremony at the Holiday Inn Sutton on 9 October 2019, where the winners will be announced.
Nominations for the 2019 awards closed on 15 September.
2019 award categories
Outstanding Voluntary and Community Sector Friend
An individual who works closely with, and is a true advocate for, the voluntary and community sector in Sutton.
An individual who has gone above and beyond as a volunteer, making a considerable and tangible impact within the community.
Outstanding Volunteering Group
A group of volunteers that have demonstrated a great team spirit and worked together to support a cause or organisation that would only be possible collectively - this could include a business or staff members who volunteer in their spare time.
Outstanding Young Person
A young person under 21 who has brought real credit to the borough through exceptional academic, sporting, artistic or cultural achievements.
An individual in your neighbourhood who makes people’s lives better by going the extra mile - this could be through caring for those in need, or someone who puts on local community events or projects.
Voluntary and Community Sector Organisation of the Year
A voluntary and community sector organisation (can be a social enterprise) that has made an outstanding contribution to improving the lives of those they support.
Sue Robson Trustee of the Year
An individual who goes above and beyond to support and represent their organisation with passion and enthusiasm and a real drive for success.
Sue Robson was deputy director and CEO of Sutton CVS (now known as Community Action Sutton) for a number of years. Sue was passionate about governance and worked with both large and small organisations on developing good practices for their trustee to enable their organisations to flourish. The Sue Robson Trustee of the Year award was established to acknowledge her contribution to the voluntary and community sector in Sutton.
If you would like to find out more about volunteering in Sutton, Volunteer Centre Sutton can keep you up to date with the latest opportunities.