The Inspiration Award
Someone who has inspired a community initiative or inspired others to do the same. Or simply someone who is a positive role model for young people
M&G Real Estate
To raise the profile of, and give recognition to the projects, people and organisations that contribute to the cultural life of Reading, covering music, drama, art and heritage.
School of the Year
For exceptional achievement, open to nursery, primary, secondary and special schools in Reading.
Reading Football Club
Someone who works tirelessly in their community as an individual, in the voluntary sector, as a carer, for a community group or in public service who devotes their time for others
Someone who, through a special act of kindness or bravery, has made a positive difference to their community..
Charity of the Year
Recognising a local charity or community group that has made an amazing impact to our community through partnership working with businesses, other charities and the public sector to further its cause
Business in Action (under 50) and (over50)
Companies, large or small, who get involved in community work. There are two awards for firms with under 50 and over 50 employees.
Employee of Year
An employee who goes the extra mile for their firm or customer.
Child of Courage
The town’s bravest youngster. There are many times when youngsters’ courage shines through. Some become heroic lifesavers; others demonstrate courage through battling illness or other difficult circumstances. We want to hear about these amazing under 16-year-olds.
The Chris Tarrant Pride of Reading Award
Someone from Reading who deserves special recognition.
Entrepreneur of the Year
Enterprise award for an individual or group with a business venture in Reading – and the judges especially want to hear from those who think the town has helped them achieve their goals
Fundraiser of the Year
An individual or organisation that has shown outstanding skills or dedication to fundraising
Volunteer/Volunteers of the Year
An individual or team engaged in diverse and challenging tasks, or simply who have stepped up when needed.
Mental Health Champion
An individual or organisation that has helped people, especially young people, cope with problems
Community of the Year
A neighbourhood that has encouraged community spirit and by working together have made their area a better place to live and thrive. This could be a street, a community group or a residents’ association.