Active Community Heroes

We want you to shout about and share what you yourself, a group or individual you know, do really well to support people to become more active. We welcome nominations from all parts of the community! Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire want to celebrate and raise the profile of the great things that people, and organisations do, to help people get and stay active locally.

Active in Adversity

We want to recognise and share the story of an individual that is a role model in their resilience, who identifies opportunities to be active where others might falter. This individual may have significantly changed or improved their life through adopting a more active lifestyle during challenging times.

Nominee Criteria:

  • Has adopted a more active lifestyle throughout or after a time of adversity, for instance, illness, personal trauma, and adverse circumstances.
  • Has made improvements either in their physical health, mental wellbeing, personal improvement, social development or any combination.
  • Advocates for the benefits of physical activity, either physically, mentally or socially.
  • Through their actions and decisions, is a positive role model to others.

Nominations are now open!

Make your nomination now by clicking here.

Nominations for this category will close on Monday 1st June at 23:59.

Information for all Nominees

  • Please refer to the category criteria when completing the nomination form, limiting your answers to the word limits as indicated.
  • Those making nominations may be contacted by Active HW to obtain further information about the individual or group.
  • All nominees should be delivering or taking place within in Herefordshire and/or Worcestershire.
  • Please only make one nomination per person, per category.
  • The Active Community Heroes Panel will assess all nominations, shortlist and select one per category to showcase.
  • Highlighted projects and individuals may be nominated to regional and national awards as appropriate.
  • Self-nominations will be accepted.
  • Active HW can only base their decision on the information in the nomination form, so please complete this to the best of your ability
  • The decision of Active HW is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Active HW will use information to promote good practice and share community stories. By completing the nomination form, you are giving permission for the information to be used for publicity purposes.
  • Chosen nominees will be required to be interviewed and participate in a case study video within their own environment.