Local companies join in the applause as nominations open

PR2230/JB/TC - 08/07/2019

As nominations open for the Mid Sussex Applauds community recognition scheme, local companies CAE, Caravan and Motorhome Club, idverde and Places Leisure show their support.

Mid Sussex Applauds is the new Awards programme which asks local people to nominate companies, groups and individuals across a variety of categories in recognition of their positive work.

Chairman of Mid Sussex District Council, Councillor Colin Trumble said: 

“As we launch our new awards it is fantastic that local businesses have got behind this and will be helping us recognise positive stories in our community. I’d like to thank them and also to encourage other companies to come forward, we still have some very worthy categories which would benefit from support.”

Stronger Communities (sponsored by CAE) – a community group or organisation that has helped to bring together cultures and communities through a local project or community activity

Take Pride in Mid Sussex (sponsored by idverde) - This award will recognise residents who dedicate their time and energy to 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.

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

Business in the Community Award (sponsored by Caravan and Motorhome Club) – recognising a business which supports or makes a positive contribution to benefit and enhance community life

Young Achiever Award - against all the odds, someone 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

Young Volunteer of the year - recognising those young people who have made a difference in their local community

Lifetime Achievement Award – an individual who has made a substantial commitment to the community in their lifetime

Stronger Together – an individual who has helped to bring together cultures and communities through a local project or community activity

The awards are also being promoted by Mid Sussex Voluntary Action (MSVA) which
co-ordinates community and volunteer opportunities across the area.

Opportunities are still available for local businesses and employers to get involved in supporting Mid Sussex Applauds - contact comms@midsussex.gov.uk to find out more. Media support is being provided by the Mid Sussex Times and by the designers Sublime.

To nominate a person, business or group for an award please visit www.midsussex.gov.uk/applauds