We want to celebrate the unsung heroes of our local communities who give up their time and money to help create better neighbourhoods and happier communities.

Do you know someone devoted to charity or voluntary work or who has raised money for charity? Or maybe you know someone who has taken on a local project and made a difference?

Projects could include creating a communal garden, bringing neighbours together to tackle anti-social behaviour, organising social events such as street parties or providing activities for children after school or in the holidays.

This is an opportunity for the people who transform communities to be recognised for the excellent work they do. So many people now live isolated lives where they do not contribute to their local communities or even know their neighbours. The Community Spirit Award is to celebrate the people who bring communities together or who have helped build community spirit in your neighbourhood.