Nominations for Be Proud Awards 2023 now open


Manchester’s local champions to be celebrated in the annual Be Proud Awards.

Each year Manchester City Council hosts an awards ceremony to celebrate local community groups, individuals, groups and organisations that make a difference to the city.

The Be Proud Awards are a chance for the city’s unsung heroes, and extraordinary volunteer groups to have their work recognised and enjoy a night of glitz and glamour.

All finalists will be invited to an awards ceremony and gala dinner that is due to take place next year – more details to follow. 

Awards are available in the below categories:

Taking Neighbourhood Climate Action
Helping Tackle Poverty
Increasing Skills and Employment Choices
Creating Safer Neighbourhoods
Supporting Health and Wellbeing
Promoting Equality and Diversity
Creating Greener and Cleaner Neighbourhoods
Creativity in Neighbourhoods
Business in the Community

Councillor Lee-Ann Igbon, Executive Member for Vibrant Neighbourhoods said:

“The Be Proud Awards are a great time for the Council and people across the city to come together and celebrate the important contribution that local heroes and community groups make to Manchester.

“Local community groups are the backbone of our city and without them Manchester would not be the great city we are. The Be Proud awards give us an opportunity to recognise those who go above and beyond for the community.

“If you know an inspirational group or a person that deserves to be recognised for all of their hard work, I’d urge you to nominate them for Be Proud Award!”

Javeno Mclean, Last Year’s Pride of Manchester winner and Owner of theJ7 Health Centre, said: “Being at the Manchester Be Proud awards was by far one of the greatest nights of my life. To receive my awards in front of my wife, family and the Manchester elites was truly and honour and privilege.

“I have dedicated my life to inspiring people and change of lives and to be recognised for my life’s work was amazing and very humbling. The awards showcased  some of Manchester’s finest people and organisations and to be amongst them was a dream come true.”

For more information and to make a nomination, please visit this link

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