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Cherwell Volunteer Awards 2023 nominations now open

28th April 2023


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Nominations are officially open for this year’s Cherwell ‘Love Where you Live’ Volunteer Awards, which celebrate the hard work of individuals and groups from Cherwell.

Organisers from Sanctuary and Cherwell District Council are asking local people to nominate volunteers, neighbours, groups and organisations that make a positive impact in the community.

This year there are five categories:

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Community group
  • Young Person – under 21
  • Good Neighbour
  • Community Venue

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 24 August and donations will be made to community groups of the winners’ choice.

Charlie Heritage, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnership manager, said: “2023 marks the fifth year of the Cherwell Volunteer Awards and I have no doubt that we will once again discover more incredible people that are striving to make positive changes in our community.

“We look forward to receiving some fantastic nominations and to recognising the people in our community who go the extra mile.”

Nicola Riley, Assistant Director: Wellbeing and Housing Services at Cherwell District Council, said: “There is a sense of selflessness and togetherness within our communities and the Cherwell Volunteer Awards offer the perfect opportunity for those that go above and beyond to be recognised for their invaluable input and support.

“We wholeheartedly encourage people to show their thanks and shine a light on the brilliant work being done throughout the district.”

To submit your nomination, visit:

Nominations close on 31st May. For updates, follow #CherwellAwards on Twitter.

This project is part-funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.