Mayor of Winchester’s Community Award 2023

Closed 24 Feb 2023

Opened 19 Jan 2023


It is with great pleasure that the Mayor of Winchester’s Community Award is launched for 2023.

The Mayor of Winchester’s Community Award recognises and celebrates the organisations and individuals who have given outstanding service to the people of the Winchester District. 

The aim of these awards is to celebrate the selfless activity that brightens the lives of many residents, and makes the District a wonderful place in which to live.

The Mayor invites your nominations, and seeks to ensure that the Awards reflect the full range of community support from all corners of the Winchester District.

Who can be nominated?

As in previous years, the emphasis is firmly on voluntary action.  However, there is also scope to pay tribute to those who routinely go above and beyond the call of duty in the course of their paid employment. 

Nominees can be:

  • Any age
  • Volunteering or working in any area of life, except causes that do not respect equalities legislation, or promote extremism or otherwise conflict with established Council policies and duties

Nominees must:

  • Live in the Winchester District (or, in the case of organisations, deliver a substantial part of their services to residents of the District) and in the case of children attend school or youth groups within the District)

How to nominate

Anyone can nominate an individual or an organisation, and self-nomination is permitted.  The Mayor particularly seeks the assistance of Parish and Town Councils, City Councillors, schools and youth groups and others in public life who are well placed to see such work at first hand and throw a light on the – often unassuming – volunteers who do so much for our community.

There are simply two categories:

  • Individuals of any age
  • Organisation


All nominees will receive a certificate of appreciation signed by the Mayor together with a pin badge at an event to be held in March 2023. 

Awards are made wholly at the discretion of the judging panel.  The awards are discretionary and there is no right of appeal.

Further information

If you wish to discuss your nomination or any aspect of the Mayor of Winchester’s Community Awards please contact the Mayor’s Secretary Debbie Hadwen or email

The closing date for nominations is 24th February 2023


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  • All Residents


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