Nominations open for Leeds Compassionate City Awards 2019

Nominations are now open for Leeds City Council’s Compassionate City Awards. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 5 December 2019.

Now in their third 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 Monday 30 September to nominate individuals, groups or organisations who always put others first and deserve to be recognised for their efforts.

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:

  • Unsung Hero of the Year
  • Jo Cox Award
  • Cultural or Art Project of the Year
  • Health and Wellbeing Award
  • Community Organisation/Charity of the Year
  • Community Project of the Year
  • Environmental Project of the Year
  • Diversity Project of the Year
  • Sports Project of the Year
  • Outstanding Achievement of the Year

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

Councillor Debra Coupar, executive member for communities said:

“I am delighted that the Compassionate City Awards are being held again this year to recognise the fantastic efforts of people working at a grass roots level.

“The awards are a fantastic way of celebrating the fundamental and crucial work that individuals, groups and organisations do, many of whom go above and beyond by selflessly volunteering to help others in the city.

“There are hundreds of unsung heroes who work tirelessly to make our city a fantastic place to live, work and visit and it’s hugely important that they get the recognition that they deserve. If someone has sprung to mind after reading this, I would urge you to take a look at our website and nominate them for one of the ten awards.”


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