Your ‘Invitation to Nominate’ for the Mid Sussex Applauds Awards is here

Nominations for Mid Sussex Applauds 2022 are open from 1st of June. Residents are being urged to get their nominations in to help highlight the fantastic work of individuals, groups, and organisations across the district.

The first week of June is National Volunteers Week and the perfect time to launch nominations for Mid Sussex District’s community awards programme. Through eight distinct categories, the Awards seek to recognise our connections and celebrate our community. With categories ranging from young achievers to green champions, those who help support active lifestyles and who work to bring communities together; we aim to highlight all our community VIPs. Award categories are –

Good Sport Award – celebrating a club or individual who has made an outstanding contribution to supporting activity or sport in Mid Sussex. Award Supported by Places Leisure.

Young Volunteer of the year – recognising those young people who have made a difference in their local community. Award Supported by Clarion Futures.

Stronger Communities – highlighting a community group or organisation that has helped to bring together cultures and communities through a local project or community activity. Award Supported by CJ Founds and Assoc.

Young Achiever Award – showcasing a young person who has overcome significant obstacles and made a positive difference to their own lives or to other young people through education, campaigning or helping another overcome a difficult situation or personal problem. Award Supported by HSBC.

Take Pride in Mid Sussex –recognising residents who dedicate their time and energy into keeping Mid Sussex clean and green, take pride in their local area by creating community gardens, painting local spaces, upcycling, or encouraging others to recycle. Award Supported by ID Verde.

Business in the Community Award – recognising a business which supports or makes a positive contribution to benefit and enhance community life. Award Supported by ShopAppy.

Lifetime Achievement Award – highlighting an individual who has made a substantial commitment to the community in their lifetime. Award Supported by jobsgopublic.

Stronger Together – celebrating an individual who has helped to bring together cultures and communities through a local project or community activity. Award Supported by The Orchards.

The Awards are also supported by partner organisation Mid Sussex Voluntary Action and media sponsor The Mid Sussex Times.

Mid Sussex District Council Chairman Councillor Margaret Belsey commented:

“Our Awards programme goes from strength to strength each year and it is amazing to get to hear about and meet all these heroes of our community. I want to invite each and every resident to look around them and let us know about the stars in their communities – by nominating they are helping us to give them the recognition they so truly deserve.”

Residents are encouraged to take part in the straightforward nomination process, which will be open until 19 September. Just visit for details of how to nominate.