Meet our finalists:
The Best Newcomer Award
Golden Years – A friendship group for recycled teenagers, providing opportunities for older people to engage more in social and physical activities to improve their health and overall wellbeing.
Roade Local History Society – A group committed to preserving local history for the benefit of current and future residents.
Kettering Community Unit – A crisis support group offering a discreet food bank model.
The Family Folk Northampton - A group aiming to provide safe play environments and improve family relationships.
The Trailblazer Award
Screen Northants Ltd. – A group working in the film industry aiming to support young people.
Free 2 Talk CIC – A group working with young people offering parental and family support and addressing issues in the local area.
Transition Town Northampton – A group dedicated to addressing climate change and environmental issues. They organised the town’s first walking and cycling festival.
Friends of West Glebe Park – A group looking after and making the best use of green space on behalf of the residents of Corby.
The Brilliant Group Award
The Eloquent Fold – A Corby-based volunteer led group working with women with a focus on arts, crafts, health and wellbeing.
Northamptonshire Carers – A group providing support for carers to make sure they are cared for themselves.
The Lewis Foundation – A group providing support for patients going through cancer and post-treatment.
Kings Heath Over 50s Club – A longstanding group providing a range of activities for its members.
The Edge Award
Northamptonshire Search & Rescue – A group of dedicated, trained volunteers on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Eden Park Teenage Parents – A group supporting vulnerable families with parenting skills, education and work.
Northamptonshire Crime Stoppers – An independent charity giving people the power to stop crime 100% anonymously.
Youth Works Northamptonshire – A group working with young people at risk of exclusion.
The Lifetime Achievement Award
Tools for Self-Reliance – A group that works with people who are disadvantaged to repair tools which are then distributed worldwide.
Northampton Carnival Arts Consortium – Now in its fourteenth year, with schools, charities and businesses taking part. They run a variety of projects and workshops in the run up to the carnival.
Daventry Volunteer Centre – An array of projects offered including a skill sharing network and a Green & Clean programme.
Serve Rushden – A group supporting older people and those with disabilities through a variety of programmes and activities.