Local awards to recognise the unsung heroes of Leeds

The Learning Disability Awards recognise and celebrate the amazing work done in Leeds to support and improve the lives of people with learning disabilities.

Historically, the prestigious awards have been in the name of and have been known as the Tenfold awards and celebrated unsung local heroes since 2013. However, with a new name, new brand and same ethos – Forum Central are set to relaunch the awards as – The Forum Central Learning Disability Awards.

The event will take place on 21 June 2024 at the Marriott Hotel Leeds, as part of Leeds Learning Disability Week. It will offer a range of entertainment and, Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations and their volunteers can be nominated for four different awards.

Save the date! Tickets will be launched on Wednesday 1 May 2024.

The award categories are:

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Making a Difference
  • Forum Central Member (with a Learning Disability focus) of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution Award

Nominations can be made by anyone, but people must vote for a VCSE organisation or someone who volunteers for a VCSE organisation, in Leeds.

How to make a nomination

It’s easy to nominate – please read the Awards criteria and guidance, choose the category you are nominating for and, using no more than 500 words, explain why you think the nominee deserves to be in the running for an Award. You can make more than one nomination.

Nominations can be made using this Google Form: Forum Central Learning Disability Awards.

To ask for someone to be nominated, please email hello@forumcentral.org.uk or phone (0113) 242 1321.

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday 24 April 2024, 12:00am.

Voting for shortlisted nominees will be launched Wednesday 1 May 2024.


This post is based on a press release issued by Forum Central

Photo: Former Councillor Adam Ogilvie receiving a Special Recognition Award at the Tenfold Awards in 2018.


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