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Mayor’s awards for Voluntary Contributions 2022 – new category for anyone involved in the arts

Nominate volunteers who have helped the community for a Lewisham Mayor’s Award. Deadline for nominations Sunday 12 December 2021

Posted: 11/12/2021

Mayor’s Award scheme was launched in 2017 to recognise the incredible efforts
of volunteers who live, work or study in Lewisham and willingly donate their
time and energy to support others in our borough.

It has been a tough year for many as the effects
of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt across the borough. So, we are
extremely grateful to the many volunteers who have continued their amazing work
in supporting their communities. These awards give us a chance to recognise all
our local heroes.

People have contributed in so many ways

  • Formal
  • Helping a
  • Running a local
    support group
  • Donating money
    and food
  • Businesses
    redirecting services and goods.
  • Going over and
    above in their jobs.

Nominate someone you know that has made
a difference this year for the Mayor’s Award.

Nominations will close Sunday 12th
December 2021

Award categories

The categories for the awards are:

  • Individual e.g.
    a neighbour helping a neighbour or volunteering through a local mutual aid
    group or going over and above in their job.
  • Young person (for
    people aged 21 and under) e.g. a young person helping an older person,
    supporting food distribution.
  • Business e.g.
    giving free food to food banks or making the business more community focused.
  • Community group
    or voluntary organisation e.g. adapting or setting up new activities in
    response to the circumstances. 

New category
for 2022

  • Creative Contribution / Arts Champion. Leading up to our
    London Borough of Culture year in 2022, we would love to have nominations for
    anyone involved in the arts. e.g running a drumming circle, or a knitting
    group, teaching cooking classes, or reading stories to people.

Please bear in mind this is not an
exhaustive list of examples.


Process & recognition

After the success of last year’s ceremony, we will again
be making short films to show online.

We will contact nominees who make shortlist status to
film as part of our awards process.

videos will be shown at a special week of thanks during March 2022.


Who you can nominate

  • You can nominate
    any individuals, young person (aged 21 and under), community group or voluntary
    organisation, or business.
  •  You can make more
    than one nomination e.g. for more than one individual or a young person and a
  • Previous nominees
    from past year’s Mayor’s Awards can be nominated again.

Who you can’t nominate

  • Yourself
  • Elected Lewisham
  • You can’t make a
    nomination to obtain or reward political favour, or reward or promote political


How to nominate

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