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Mayor of Lewisham Community Awards 2024

Nominations for the Mayor of Lewisham's Community Awards 2024 open in January 2024

These awards are an annual opportunity to celebrate inspirational local people, businesses and groups who go above and beyond to support the community - which is all the more important during the current cost-of-living crisis. 

Contributions might include:

  • businesses making donations or redirecting goods
  • helping a neighbour 
  • running a local support group
  • running donation drives or efforts to help others in need
  • volunteering at a community space or project

How to nominate 

 Check back here in January 2024 to fill in an online form.

 Award categories

The categories for the awards are:

  • individual e.g. a neighbour helping a neighbour or volunteering through a local mutual aid group or community lounge.
  • young person (for people aged 21 and under) e.g. a young person helping an older person, supporting food distribution, volunteering as a first aider or cadet.
  • business e.g. giving free food to food banks or making the business more community focused.
  • community group or faith group that focuses on voluntary contribution as part of their work.

Process and recognition

2024 will be the seventh year of the Community Awards, anyone who gets nominated will receive a certificate of recognition and an invitation to attend the event taking place in June 2024.

Watch the short films of four 2023 awards recipients

Who you can nominate

You can nominate any individuals, young person aged 21 and under, community group or voluntary organisation, or business.

You can make more than one nomination e.g. for more than one individual or a young person and a business.

You can nominate previous nominees from past year’s Mayor’s Awards again.

Who you can’t nominate

You can’t nominate:

  • yourself
  • an elected Lewisham Councillor
  • you cannot make a nomination to obtain or reward political favour, or reward or promote political activities
  • a business or person for doing paid work, e.g someone who is paid for working at a charity organisation

Please note that multiple nominations does not increase your chance of recognition. 

Sponsored by

All the sponsors logos for the Mayor of Lewisham Community Awards 2023 - Lewisham Local; Lewisham Homes; Phoenix Community Housing; Regular Cleaning; Goldsmith' s, University of London; Elkins Construction; Watkin Jones Group