Meet our 2019 finalists

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.