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Lincolnshire Sport and Physical Activity Awards 2022

A well-known highlight of the Lincolnshire calendar, this year the Lincolnshire Sport and Physical Activity Awards are embarking on their 18th annual celebration.

The awards are an amazing opportunity to recognise, celebrate and say thank you to that person, organisation, club or volunteer who has had a positive impact through their commitment to sport and physical activity.

Our 2022 awards ceremony is to be held on 3rd November at The Engine Shed in Lincoln, a venue that has hosted some of the biggest and best artists working in the entertainments industry; Active Lincolnshire is now celebrating the fantastic work that individuals, clubs and organisations from across our county do to get more people, more active, more often.


Active School Award, Contribution and Children and Young People close at midnight 14th September.

Nominations for other categories are now closed. Thank you to everyone who has submitted a nomination.

There are 13 quick questions that we'll ask you and on average it takes just 7 minutes to complete.

Make your Nomination

  • Contribution to Children & Young People

    Contribution to Children & Young People Award

    This award celebrates an individual, group or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to providing opportunities for children and young people to have a positive experience of physical activity. Particularly those who are working with children and young people who are currently less active and facing barriers to participating in physical activity.

    Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

    • How they have worked to provide children and young people with positive experiences of physical activity.
    • How they have enabled more children and young people across Lincolnshire to experience the benefits of being active, particularly targeting those children who are currently less active or those who face barriers to participation.
    • The impact on participating children and young people withing the sessions and/or on their wider lives.

    The nomination must detail activities, projects, initiatives, or changes that have taken place over the last 12 months within Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

    Nominations for this award may be placed by individuals, groups, clubs or organisations involved in the running the activities themselves, by participants, or by other people who have seen the impact the work.

    It’s worth remembering that physical activity doesn’t just include sports. Any activity that encourages people to move more and helps them towards reaching their 150 minutes of movement a week can be considered as physical activity.

  • Active School

    Active School Award

    The Active School Award will be awarded to a school that has pro-actively encouraged pupil participation in sport and physical activity. It recognises schools that have made an outstanding contribution to their pupils or used an innovative approach in the delivery of physical activity, healthy lifestyle and wellbeing across the whole of the school.

    In addition to this, we will champion schools that have gone even further to support their local community - for example making their school facilities available to community groups or involving pupils in community sports and physical activity projects.

    Nominees may demonstrate some or all of the following:

    • Have used after school clubs, lunch time activity and societies to engage more young people in being active.
    • Have worked with their local community to encourage physical activity.
    • Encouraging healthy lifestyles.
    • Encourage and support Active Travel.

    The nomination must detail activities, projects, initiatives, or changes that have taken place over the last 12 months within Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

    Nominations for this award may be placed by schools themselves, by pupils or others from outside the school setting, such as parents and guardians, who have seen the good work the school has done and the impact of their work.

    It’s worth remembering that physical activity doesn’t just include sports. Any activity that encourages people to move more and helps them towards reaching their 150 minutes of movement a week can be considered as physical activity.

  • Active Community

    Active Community Award

    For this award we are looking to recognise a group of individuals from any community within Lincolnshire who have supported members of their community to move more, through sport or physical activity.

    The positive impact that has been made by a group of individuals from any community within Lincolnshire through their provision of, access to and encouraging of participation in any kind of sport or physical activity.

    Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

    • Having made a positive impact in their local community.
    • The brining together of different groups within the community through physical activity.
    • Significant contribution to the physical and/or mental wellbeing of participants.
    • Ability to use physical activity and sport to support the personal development of individuals whether that’s social, community and/or economic.
    • Made a positive difference to their local community and can evidence the impact made.

    The nomination must detail activities, projects, initiatives, or changes that have taken place over the last 12 months within Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

    Nominations for this award may be placed by individuals, groups, clubs or organisations involved in the running the activities themselves, by participants, or by other people who have seen the impact the work.

    It’s worth remembering that physical activity doesn’t just include sports. Any activity that encourages people to move more and helps them towards reaching their 150 minutes of movement a week can be considered as physical activity.

  • Outstanding Contribution to Sport & Physical Activity

    Outstanding Contribution to Sport & Physical Activity Award

    This award is for an individual, group or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to participants through their commitment to provide sport or physical activity, benefitting the health and wellbeing of others.

    This award will recognise those who have gone above and beyond to provide sport or physical activity opportunities to a range of participants. This could be through dedication to a specific sporting discipline, or by engaging people in a range of activities. This work will often support the health and wellbeing of an individual or group of individuals. For example, an organisation that has increased the range of activities or the accessibility of them.

    Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

    • A notable contribution to sport and physical activity. This could be within a club, community, or other project.
    • Made a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of those involved and potentially in the wider community.
    • Increase in accessibility to what is on offer.
    • How they have raised the benchmark standards for sport and physical activity in their discipline.
    • Increased engagement with a particular activity or programme.

    The nomination must detail activities, projects, initiatives, or changes that have taken place over the last 12 months within Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

    Nominations for this award may be placed by individuals, groups, clubs or organisations involved in the running the activities themselves, by participants, or by other people who have seen the impact the work.

    It’s worth remembering that physical activity doesn’t just include sports. Any activity that encourages people to move more and helps them towards reaching their 150 minutes of movement a week can be considered as physical activity.

    If your nominee is a volunteer, you may want to consider nominating them for the Volunteer Commitment Award instead. Equally if they work tirelessly behind the scenes, the Unsung Hero award may be better suited for them.

  • Volunteer Commitment

    Volunteer Commitment Award

    We are celebrating a volunteer that has regularly given their time and made a significant contribution to a club, association or activity for the benefit of the participants.

    The award is for an exceptional individual who has contributed to their grassroots sports club, association, organisation or community activity, by regularly giving their time to the benefit of the club and or community. We are looking to recognise volunteers at any level, in any role, including ‘behind the scenes’ work.

    Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

    • A regular significant voluntary commitment to their club, organisation or group of people.
    • A track-record of making a real difference to physical activity and sport through their own effort.
    • An impact on people, or on a particular project(s), through their own dedication and expertise.

    The nomination must detail the work the nominated volunteer has done within the last 12 months within Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

    Nominations for the Volunteer Commitment Award must be submitted by someone other than the nominee themselves. This could be a fellow volunteer, club member, participant or anyone else looking to recognise the outstanding work this individual has done.

    If you’re nominee works tirelessly behind the scenes, but isn’t a volunteer for the organisation, please consider entering them into the Unsung Hero Award instead.

  • Workplace Wellbeing

    Workplace Wellbeing Award

    This award is for championing Lincolnshire employers, from any sector, who have excelled in supporting the physical wellbeing of their staff through encouraging and facilitating active lifestyles and an active work environment; whether this be at home or in the place of work.

    The award recognises workplaces that have excelled in their staff wellbeing provision by proactively encouraging an active lifestyle for their employees. Employers can nominate their own company or organisation, or employees can nominate their workplace. Organisations that have supported other employers to embed staff wellbeing provision can also be nominated for this award.

    Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

    • How they have provided support for active travel – i.e. Providing cycle to work. scheme, offering facilities such as showers and bike storage.
    • Engaged employees through workplace challenges.
    • Provided or encouraged physical activity sessions at lunchtimes or after work.
    • Encouragement of employees to avoid sedentary behaviour i.e. by encourage walking/ stand up meetings etc.

    The nomination must detail activities, projects, initiatives, or changes that have taken place over the last 12 months within Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

    Nominations for this award may be placed by the organisation themselves, by employees of the organisation or by partners who have work with the organisation and seen the impact the workplace has made towards the wellbeing of their staff.

  • Active Change

    Active Change Award

    This award is for an individual who has used sport or physical activity to make a positive change to their own life. There are many things that this could include, and it is personal for each individual. Some of the things it could include range from a personal transformation, a change in attitude towards physical activity, starting a journey by discovering a new sport, to a change in routine to build in more activity or change in mental health and personal wellbeing.

    Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

    • Must show successful use of sport or physical activity to improve their physical health and or mental wellbeing and happiness over the past 12 months.
    • Use of their own journey to benefit or inspire others – for instance encouraging friends, family or colleagues to become more active.
    • They have embedded physical activity into their lives and demonstrate a commitment to staying active.

    The nomination must detail changes that have taken place over the last 12 months. The nominee should live in Lincolnshire and where possible have undertaken activities in Lincolnshire.

    Nominations for this award may be placed by a nominee themselves or by someone who has seen the positive changes an individual has made themselves.

    It’s worth remembering that physical activity doesn’t just include sports. Any activity that encourages people to move more and helps them towards reaching their 150 minutes of movement a week can be considered as physical activity.

  • Active Club

    Active Club Award

    The Active Club Award recognises sports and activity clubs that have actively engaged with their members through sessions, competitions and communications over the last year to make a positive difference to people.

    We are looking to celebrate sports and activity clubs who have made substantial contribution to their direct members, the wider local community and volunteers. It might be your club has excelled at delivering sessions for its members, provided extra opportunities for socialising or done specific outreach projects to expand the clubs reach, to name a few.

    Nominees may demonstrate some or all of the following:

    • How the club has worked for the benefit of its members and/or community.
    • Growth of participation levels in one or several different programmes.
    • Increased accessibility through more, a wider range, or type of sessions.
    • Improved member engagement i.e. through extra social elements or social media.
    • Impacting the community outside of the club environment.
    • Engaging a new audience to encourage participation.

    The nomination must detail activities, projects, initiatives, or changes that have taken place over the last 12 months within Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

    Nominations for this award may be placed by clubs themselves, by club members or those outside the club who have seen the good work the club has done and the impact of their work.

    It’s worth remembering that physical activity doesn’t just include sports. Any activity that encourages people to move more and helps them towards reaching their 150 minutes of movement a week can be considered as physical activity.

  • Inclusion & Diversity

    Inclusion & Diversity Award

    This award is to celebrate clubs and community groups who work with and have a significant impact on people from under-represented groups, and who work hard to reduce inequalities by providing pathways and access for people to get involved in sport, physical or social activity. This involvement could be through participation but can also include opportunities to volunteer, as an example.

    The work the organisation does could include the general approach taken to all round inclusivity or be focused on specific projects undertaken to increase diversity.

    Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

    • They have successfully shaped projects or opportunities to the needs of diverse communities and those with disabilities and delivered activities accordingly to increase participation.
    • They have made a significant impact on the group of people they are working with.
    • Delivery of innovative work undertaken to meet the needs of diverse communities.
    • Design of new projects with inclusion in mind.

    The nomination must detail activities, projects, initiatives, or changes that have taken place over the last 12 months within Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

    Nominations for this award may be placed by individuals, groups, clubs or organisations involved in the running the activities themselves, by participants, or by other people who have seen the impact the work.

    It’s worth remembering that physical activity doesn’t just include sports. Any activity that encourages people to move more and helps them towards reaching their 150 minutes of movement a week can be considered as physical activity.

  • Uniting Lincolnshire

    Uniting Lincolnshire Award

    The Uniting Lincolnshire Award celebrates organisations and projects that utilise physical activity and sport to build cohesive communities by bringing people together to welcome and embrace ethnic, cultural, physical and other differences across the county.

    Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

    • Building cohesive communities by bringing people together and embracing ethnic, cultural, physical and other differences.
    • Demonstrating the use of sport to relieve tension, end disunity or discrimination, inspire trust, create meaningful relationships and promote social integration.
    • Raising the awareness and understanding of the needs of diverse communities and those with disabilities, and deliver accordingly to increase participation.
    • Developed supportive environments and solutions which champion physical activity and sport that is accessible for all.

    The nomination must detail activities, projects, initiatives, or changes that have taken place over the last 12 months across Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

    Nominations for this award may be placed by individuals, groups, clubs or organisations involved in the running the activities themselves, by participants, or by other people who have seen the impact the work.

    It’s worth remembering that physical activity doesn’t just include sports. Any activity that encourages people to move more and helps them towards reaching their 150 minutes of movement a week can be considered as physical activity.

  • Health & Wellbeing

    Health & Wellbeing Award

    The Health and Wellbeing Award highlights significant achievements in using physical activity to promote physical and mental health and wellbeing, emphasising how being physically active plays an important role in supporting good mental health.

    Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

    • How a physical activity project has improved the health and wellbeing of participants.
    • The role of physical activity in achieving one or more health outcomes.
    • Primary or specific focus in Lincolnshire or a particular district of Lincolnshire.
    • Success in bringing together the health sector and the physical activity and sport sector.

    The nomination must detail activities, projects, initiatives, or changes that have taken place over the last 12 months within Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

    Nominations for this award may be placed by individuals, groups, clubs or organisations involved in the running the activities themselves, by participants, or by other people who have seen the impact the work.

    It’s worth remembering that physical activity doesn’t just include sports. Any activity that encourages people to move more and helps them towards reaching their 150 minutes of movement a week can be considered as physical activity.

  • Innovation

    Innovation Award

    This award recognises innovative and inclusive projects that bring communities together through movement in an innovative way, and /or that encourage people or groups from non-physical activity settings, who don’t usually take part, to start moving more.

    Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

    • An innovative approach to engage participants to get active and moving more.
    • Use of innovation to drive inclusivity across a group or community.
    • The bringing together of a people in a new way through movement.
    • Use of a creative approach to increase physical activity.
    • Delivery of a project or programme that encouraged less active people or groups to move more in their daily lives.
    • Use of digital media, social media or in person influencing to encourage more people to engage with physical activity in new and creative ways.

    The nomination must detail activities, projects, initiatives, or changes that have taken place over the last 12 months within Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

    Nominations for this award may be placed by individuals, groups, clubs or organisations involved in the running the activities themselves, by participants, or by other people who have seen the impact the work.

    It’s worth remembering that physical activity doesn’t just include sports. Any activity that encourages people to move more and helps them towards reaching their 150 minutes of movement a week can be considered as physical activity.

  • Unsung Hero

    Unsung Hero Award

    This award is to celebrate an individual that has worked tirelessly in a ‘behind the scenes role’ for the benefit of others and who has made a significant difference to the lives of the people and communities they support.

    We want to show our appreciation to someone who works tirelessly, often uncredited, to facilitate activities happening within the county. Nominees could include those who work in a behind the scenes support role such as club secretary or grounds person etc.

    Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

    • How they have been an ‘everyday hero’ who deserves thanks and appreciation for the work they do enabling grassroots sport, or physical activity opportunities in their community.
    • The support given to their club, organisation or group that usually goes unrecognised
    • The difference they have made to participants and the wider community
    • A commitment to their community or organisation with the work they do

    The nomination must detail activities, projects, initiatives, or changes that have taken place over the last 12 months within Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

    Nominations for the Unsung Hero Award must be submitted by someone other than the nominee themselves. This could be from someone who has been personally helped by this individual, by a committee or committee member to recognise the support they have given, or by anyone else looking to recognise the outstanding work this individual has done.

    If you’re nominee is a volunteer in their role, please consider entering them into our Volunteer Commitment Award instead.

  • Influencer

    Influencer Award

    The influencer award is for an individual, group or organisation that has inspired and influenced people in Lincolnshire to become more active over the past year.

    This may be through digital or social media behavioural campaigns, inspirational content shared on your own social media channel, or delivery of innovative online content to support people to be more active.

    Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

    • Use of their position or platform to encourage others to be more active.
    • Active engagement with a new audience.
    • Ongoing promotion of increasing activity levels in all or a specific part of Lincolnshire.
    • Examples of how they have led by example to encourage participation.
    • Expanding to new audience and encouraging change of lifestyle.

    The nomination must detail activities, projects, initiatives, or changes that have taken place over the last 12 months within Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

    Nominations for this award may be placed by individuals, groups, clubs or organisations involved in the running the activities themselves, by participants, or by other people who have seen the impact the work.

Contribution to Children & Young People Award

This award celebrates an individual, group or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to providing opportunities for children and young people to have a positive experience of physical activity. Particularly those who are working with children and young people who are currently less active and facing barriers to participating in physical activity.

Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

  • How they have worked to provide children and young people with positive experiences of physical activity.
  • How they have enabled more children and young people across Lincolnshire to experience the benefits of being active, particularly targeting those children who are currently less active or those who face barriers to participation.
  • The impact on participating children and young people withing the sessions and/or on their wider lives.

The nomination must detail activities, projects, initiatives, or changes that have taken place over the last 12 months within Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

Nominations for this award may be placed by individuals, groups, clubs or organisations involved in the running the activities themselves, by participants, or by other people who have seen the impact the work.

It’s worth remembering that physical activity doesn’t just include sports. Any activity that encourages people to move more and helps them towards reaching their 150 minutes of movement a week can be considered as physical activity.

Active School Award

The Active School Award will be awarded to a school that has pro-actively encouraged pupil participation in sport and physical activity. It recognises schools that have made an outstanding contribution to their pupils or used an innovative approach in the delivery of physical activity, healthy lifestyle and wellbeing across the whole of the school.

In addition to this, we will champion schools that have gone even further to support their local community - for example making their school facilities available to community groups or involving pupils in community sports and physical activity projects.

Nominees may demonstrate some or all of the following:

  • Have used after school clubs, lunch time activity and societies to engage more young people in being active.
  • Have worked with their local community to encourage physical activity.
  • Encouraging healthy lifestyles.
  • Encourage and support Active Travel.

The nomination must detail activities, projects, initiatives, or changes that have taken place over the last 12 months within Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

Nominations for this award may be placed by schools themselves, by pupils or others from outside the school setting, such as parents and guardians, who have seen the good work the school has done and the impact of their work.

It’s worth remembering that physical activity doesn’t just include sports. Any activity that encourages people to move more and helps them towards reaching their 150 minutes of movement a week can be considered as physical activity.

Active Community Award

For this award we are looking to recognise a group of individuals from any community within Lincolnshire who have supported members of their community to move more, through sport or physical activity.

The positive impact that has been made by a group of individuals from any community within Lincolnshire through their provision of, access to and encouraging of participation in any kind of sport or physical activity.

Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

  • Having made a positive impact in their local community.
  • The brining together of different groups within the community through physical activity.
  • Significant contribution to the physical and/or mental wellbeing of participants.
  • Ability to use physical activity and sport to support the personal development of individuals whether that’s social, community and/or economic.
  • Made a positive difference to their local community and can evidence the impact made.

The nomination must detail activities, projects, initiatives, or changes that have taken place over the last 12 months within Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

Nominations for this award may be placed by individuals, groups, clubs or organisations involved in the running the activities themselves, by participants, or by other people who have seen the impact the work.

It’s worth remembering that physical activity doesn’t just include sports. Any activity that encourages people to move more and helps them towards reaching their 150 minutes of movement a week can be considered as physical activity.

Outstanding Contribution to Sport & Physical Activity Award

This award is for an individual, group or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to participants through their commitment to provide sport or physical activity, benefitting the health and wellbeing of others.

This award will recognise those who have gone above and beyond to provide sport or physical activity opportunities to a range of participants. This could be through dedication to a specific sporting discipline, or by engaging people in a range of activities. This work will often support the health and wellbeing of an individual or group of individuals. For example, an organisation that has increased the range of activities or the accessibility of them.

Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

  • A notable contribution to sport and physical activity. This could be within a club, community, or other project.
  • Made a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of those involved and potentially in the wider community.
  • Increase in accessibility to what is on offer.
  • How they have raised the benchmark standards for sport and physical activity in their discipline.
  • Increased engagement with a particular activity or programme.

The nomination must detail activities, projects, initiatives, or changes that have taken place over the last 12 months within Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

Nominations for this award may be placed by individuals, groups, clubs or organisations involved in the running the activities themselves, by participants, or by other people who have seen the impact the work.

It’s worth remembering that physical activity doesn’t just include sports. Any activity that encourages people to move more and helps them towards reaching their 150 minutes of movement a week can be considered as physical activity.

If your nominee is a volunteer, you may want to consider nominating them for the Volunteer Commitment Award instead. Equally if they work tirelessly behind the scenes, the Unsung Hero award may be better suited for them.

Volunteer Commitment Award

We are celebrating a volunteer that has regularly given their time and made a significant contribution to a club, association or activity for the benefit of the participants.

The award is for an exceptional individual who has contributed to their grassroots sports club, association, organisation or community activity, by regularly giving their time to the benefit of the club and or community. We are looking to recognise volunteers at any level, in any role, including ‘behind the scenes’ work.

Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

  • A regular significant voluntary commitment to their club, organisation or group of people.
  • A track-record of making a real difference to physical activity and sport through their own effort.
  • An impact on people, or on a particular project(s), through their own dedication and expertise.

The nomination must detail the work the nominated volunteer has done within the last 12 months within Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

Nominations for the Volunteer Commitment Award must be submitted by someone other than the nominee themselves. This could be a fellow volunteer, club member, participant or anyone else looking to recognise the outstanding work this individual has done.

If you’re nominee works tirelessly behind the scenes, but isn’t a volunteer for the organisation, please consider entering them into the Unsung Hero Award instead.

Workplace Wellbeing Award

This award is for championing Lincolnshire employers, from any sector, who have excelled in supporting the physical wellbeing of their staff through encouraging and facilitating active lifestyles and an active work environment; whether this be at home or in the place of work.

The award recognises workplaces that have excelled in their staff wellbeing provision by proactively encouraging an active lifestyle for their employees. Employers can nominate their own company or organisation, or employees can nominate their workplace. Organisations that have supported other employers to embed staff wellbeing provision can also be nominated for this award.

Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

  • How they have provided support for active travel – i.e. Providing cycle to work. scheme, offering facilities such as showers and bike storage.
  • Engaged employees through workplace challenges.
  • Provided or encouraged physical activity sessions at lunchtimes or after work.
  • Encouragement of employees to avoid sedentary behaviour i.e. by encourage walking/ stand up meetings etc.

The nomination must detail activities, projects, initiatives, or changes that have taken place over the last 12 months within Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

Nominations for this award may be placed by the organisation themselves, by employees of the organisation or by partners who have work with the organisation and seen the impact the workplace has made towards the wellbeing of their staff.

Active Change Award

This award is for an individual who has used sport or physical activity to make a positive change to their own life. There are many things that this could include, and it is personal for each individual. Some of the things it could include range from a personal transformation, a change in attitude towards physical activity, starting a journey by discovering a new sport, to a change in routine to build in more activity or change in mental health and personal wellbeing.

Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

  • Must show successful use of sport or physical activity to improve their physical health and or mental wellbeing and happiness over the past 12 months.
  • Use of their own journey to benefit or inspire others – for instance encouraging friends, family or colleagues to become more active.
  • They have embedded physical activity into their lives and demonstrate a commitment to staying active.

The nomination must detail changes that have taken place over the last 12 months. The nominee should live in Lincolnshire and where possible have undertaken activities in Lincolnshire.

Nominations for this award may be placed by a nominee themselves or by someone who has seen the positive changes an individual has made themselves.

It’s worth remembering that physical activity doesn’t just include sports. Any activity that encourages people to move more and helps them towards reaching their 150 minutes of movement a week can be considered as physical activity.

Active Club Award

The Active Club Award recognises sports and activity clubs that have actively engaged with their members through sessions, competitions and communications over the last year to make a positive difference to people.

We are looking to celebrate sports and activity clubs who have made substantial contribution to their direct members, the wider local community and volunteers. It might be your club has excelled at delivering sessions for its members, provided extra opportunities for socialising or done specific outreach projects to expand the clubs reach, to name a few.

Nominees may demonstrate some or all of the following:

  • How the club has worked for the benefit of its members and/or community.
  • Growth of participation levels in one or several different programmes.
  • Increased accessibility through more, a wider range, or type of sessions.
  • Improved member engagement i.e. through extra social elements or social media.
  • Impacting the community outside of the club environment.
  • Engaging a new audience to encourage participation.

The nomination must detail activities, projects, initiatives, or changes that have taken place over the last 12 months within Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

Nominations for this award may be placed by clubs themselves, by club members or those outside the club who have seen the good work the club has done and the impact of their work.

It’s worth remembering that physical activity doesn’t just include sports. Any activity that encourages people to move more and helps them towards reaching their 150 minutes of movement a week can be considered as physical activity.

Inclusion & Diversity Award

This award is to celebrate clubs and community groups who work with and have a significant impact on people from under-represented groups, and who work hard to reduce inequalities by providing pathways and access for people to get involved in sport, physical or social activity. This involvement could be through participation but can also include opportunities to volunteer, as an example.

The work the organisation does could include the general approach taken to all round inclusivity or be focused on specific projects undertaken to increase diversity.

Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

  • They have successfully shaped projects or opportunities to the needs of diverse communities and those with disabilities and delivered activities accordingly to increase participation.
  • They have made a significant impact on the group of people they are working with.
  • Delivery of innovative work undertaken to meet the needs of diverse communities.
  • Design of new projects with inclusion in mind.

The nomination must detail activities, projects, initiatives, or changes that have taken place over the last 12 months within Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

Nominations for this award may be placed by individuals, groups, clubs or organisations involved in the running the activities themselves, by participants, or by other people who have seen the impact the work.

It’s worth remembering that physical activity doesn’t just include sports. Any activity that encourages people to move more and helps them towards reaching their 150 minutes of movement a week can be considered as physical activity.

Uniting Lincolnshire Award

The Uniting Lincolnshire Award celebrates organisations and projects that utilise physical activity and sport to build cohesive communities by bringing people together to welcome and embrace ethnic, cultural, physical and other differences across the county.

Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

  • Building cohesive communities by bringing people together and embracing ethnic, cultural, physical and other differences.
  • Demonstrating the use of sport to relieve tension, end disunity or discrimination, inspire trust, create meaningful relationships and promote social integration.
  • Raising the awareness and understanding of the needs of diverse communities and those with disabilities, and deliver accordingly to increase participation.
  • Developed supportive environments and solutions which champion physical activity and sport that is accessible for all.

The nomination must detail activities, projects, initiatives, or changes that have taken place over the last 12 months across Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

Nominations for this award may be placed by individuals, groups, clubs or organisations involved in the running the activities themselves, by participants, or by other people who have seen the impact the work.

It’s worth remembering that physical activity doesn’t just include sports. Any activity that encourages people to move more and helps them towards reaching their 150 minutes of movement a week can be considered as physical activity.

Health & Wellbeing Award

The Health and Wellbeing Award highlights significant achievements in using physical activity to promote physical and mental health and wellbeing, emphasising how being physically active plays an important role in supporting good mental health.

Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

  • How a physical activity project has improved the health and wellbeing of participants.
  • The role of physical activity in achieving one or more health outcomes.
  • Primary or specific focus in Lincolnshire or a particular district of Lincolnshire.
  • Success in bringing together the health sector and the physical activity and sport sector.

The nomination must detail activities, projects, initiatives, or changes that have taken place over the last 12 months within Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

Nominations for this award may be placed by individuals, groups, clubs or organisations involved in the running the activities themselves, by participants, or by other people who have seen the impact the work.

It’s worth remembering that physical activity doesn’t just include sports. Any activity that encourages people to move more and helps them towards reaching their 150 minutes of movement a week can be considered as physical activity.

Innovation Award

This award recognises innovative and inclusive projects that bring communities together through movement in an innovative way, and /or that encourage people or groups from non-physical activity settings, who don’t usually take part, to start moving more.

Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

  • An innovative approach to engage participants to get active and moving more.
  • Use of innovation to drive inclusivity across a group or community.
  • The bringing together of a people in a new way through movement.
  • Use of a creative approach to increase physical activity.
  • Delivery of a project or programme that encouraged less active people or groups to move more in their daily lives.
  • Use of digital media, social media or in person influencing to encourage more people to engage with physical activity in new and creative ways.

The nomination must detail activities, projects, initiatives, or changes that have taken place over the last 12 months within Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

Nominations for this award may be placed by individuals, groups, clubs or organisations involved in the running the activities themselves, by participants, or by other people who have seen the impact the work.

It’s worth remembering that physical activity doesn’t just include sports. Any activity that encourages people to move more and helps them towards reaching their 150 minutes of movement a week can be considered as physical activity.

Unsung Hero Award

This award is to celebrate an individual that has worked tirelessly in a ‘behind the scenes role’ for the benefit of others and who has made a significant difference to the lives of the people and communities they support.

We want to show our appreciation to someone who works tirelessly, often uncredited, to facilitate activities happening within the county. Nominees could include those who work in a behind the scenes support role such as club secretary or grounds person etc.

Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

  • How they have been an ‘everyday hero’ who deserves thanks and appreciation for the work they do enabling grassroots sport, or physical activity opportunities in their community.
  • The support given to their club, organisation or group that usually goes unrecognised
  • The difference they have made to participants and the wider community
  • A commitment to their community or organisation with the work they do

The nomination must detail activities, projects, initiatives, or changes that have taken place over the last 12 months within Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

Nominations for the Unsung Hero Award must be submitted by someone other than the nominee themselves. This could be from someone who has been personally helped by this individual, by a committee or committee member to recognise the support they have given, or by anyone else looking to recognise the outstanding work this individual has done.

If you’re nominee is a volunteer in their role, please consider entering them into our Volunteer Commitment Award instead.

Influencer Award

The influencer award is for an individual, group or organisation that has inspired and influenced people in Lincolnshire to become more active over the past year.

This may be through digital or social media behavioural campaigns, inspirational content shared on your own social media channel, or delivery of innovative online content to support people to be more active.

Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

  • Use of their position or platform to encourage others to be more active.
  • Active engagement with a new audience.
  • Ongoing promotion of increasing activity levels in all or a specific part of Lincolnshire.
  • Examples of how they have led by example to encourage participation.
  • Expanding to new audience and encouraging change of lifestyle.

The nomination must detail activities, projects, initiatives, or changes that have taken place over the last 12 months within Lincolnshire. The work may be ongoing.

Nominations for this award may be placed by individuals, groups, clubs or organisations involved in the running the activities themselves, by participants, or by other people who have seen the impact the work.

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To find out more, please contact jim.claffey@activelincolnshire.com

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