Nominations open for Compassionate City Awards

Nominations are now open for Leeds City Council’s Compassionate City Awards with the awards ceremony set for Wednesday 1 December 2021.

Now in their fifth year, the awards celebrate the positive and compassionate work that individuals, community groups and organisations do every day to make their local communities and wider city a great place to live, work and visit.

The important and selfless work that these individuals or groups do helps to improve the lives of many people living in Leeds, enriching the city and supporting the council’s vision for Leeds to be the best city in the UK; a city that is compassionate and caring with a strong economy that tackles poverty and reduces inequalities.

You have until Saturday 11 September to nominate individuals, groups or organisations who always put others first and deserve to be recognised for their efforts in their local communities or wider city.

However big or small you think their contribution to society may be, if they go that extra mile for the benefit of others, make sure you nominate them for one of the awards below.

This year’s award categories are:

  • Jo Cox Award
  • Health & Wellbeing Award
  • Diversity Project of the Year
  • Outstanding Achievement of the Year
  • Community Organisation or Project of the Year
  • Unsung Hero of the Year
  • COVID Volunteer of the Year
  • Cultural Project of the Year
  • Sport Project of the Year

More details of the award categories and the nomination form can be found on the website at

Councillor Mary Harland, Executive Member for Communities said:

“I am delighted that we’re holding the Compassionate City Awards again this year to recognise the fantastic efforts of people working across Leeds.

“The awards are a fantastic way of celebrating the excellent work that people do across our city, with many people going above and beyond by selflessly volunteering to help others.

“There are hundreds of unsung heroes who work tirelessly to make Leeds a great place to live and this is a chance to give them the recognition they deserve. If you know a great volunteer or team of volunteers in Leeds, I encourage you to nominate them for one of these awards.”


This post is based on a press release issued by Leeds City Council