Nominate your local hero for a Mayor's Civic Award or the Ben Kinsella Award 2020: 2019 Civic Award winners with 2019 Mayor Cllr Poyser

29 Nov 2019

Nominate your local hero for a Mayor's Civic Award or the Ben Kinsella Award 2020

Unsung local heroes that go that extra mile to make Islington a better place to live and work can get well-deserved recognition and thanks for their hard work at the Mayor's Civic Awards and Ben Kinsella Award 2020. 

Every year Islington recognises and celebrates the huge difference local people make to their community and how their actions bring positive change to the lives of others. However, these actions often go unnoticed so the awards are an important opportunity to recognise and reward the hard work and positive impact of individuals, families and groups. 

The Mayor's Civic Award Scheme acknowledges volunteers, campaigners and fundraisers who are at the very heart of Islington's thriving local community. The Ben Kinsella Award, given in memory of Ben Kinsella, is a special youth award that recognises the contribution of an inspiring young person. It is open to residents under 18 that have gone above and beyond in their volunteering activities, sports, music or campaigning - amongst many others. 

If you would like to nominate someone to receive either a Civic Award or the Ben Kinsella Award use the link online and complete the application form. The closing date for nominations is Friday, 24 January 2020. 

Mayor of Islington Cllr Rakhia Ismail said: "Everyone knows someone that goes the extra mile to help out their neighbours, friends or community. Whether they are a volunteer for a local or national organisation or charity, or simply just quietly get on with helping their community on their own you can make sure they get the recognition they deserve by nominating them for a Civic award or the Ben Kinsella Award."

"I am really looking forward to meeting and thanking the award winners for all their hard work and the difference they make to our community. Make sure your hero has a chance to win by nominating them and encouraging others to as well."

Award winners will be announced on Thursday, 12 March at a high-profile ceremony in Islington's Assembly Hall. The Mayor will present those honoured with a framed certificate. 


Media contact Information

If you are a member of the media and would like more information please contact:

Islington Council media team – or 020 7527 2307.  Out of hours: 07769 163303

If you are a member of the public with a general question about the council please contact:

Contact Islington – or 020 7527 2000