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After a three-year pause, the Live Here Love Here Community Awards are back to celebrate the dedication of environmental volunteers across Northern Ireland. We will be taking the opportunity to thank and recognise the heroes around us who have demonstrated consistent hard work, instilling civic pride and tackling environmental issues in their local community.
We will reveal the winners for this year on Wednesday 23 March. Tune in to the virtual ceremony on the night!
What’s on the line?
There are eight award categories in 2022:
- Civic Pride Award – An individual or group who strive to improve their surroundings.
- Health and Wellbeing – This award recognises the wide-reaching benefits of environmental volunteering for those who take part and the community who benefit from their work.
- BIG Transformation – This award recognises a significant transformation to an open/public space which showcases environmental stewardship and community engagement.
- Connecting Communities – A group or individual who is pivotal in connecting people across geographical, generational or cultural boundaries for a common goal.
- Hidden Gem – An award for a person/group in the community who quietly ‘gets on with it’ or a project you’ve discovered that deserves some recognition.
- Biodiversity Champion – An individual/group who have turned a grey space into a thriving home for nature.
- Adopt A Spot Award (Sponsored by DAERA) – An individual or group who take action on the blight of litter through the Adopt A Spot programme.
- Spirit of Live Here Love Here (Sponsored by Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful) – A special award for an individual or group who encompasses the ‘Spirit of Live Here Love Here’.
We are thrilled to welcome back the one and only Joe Mahon to host the Live Here Love Here Community Awards. The UTV stalwart will take us through the online awards presentation and introduce you to the worthy winners.
Joining him will be world-renowned inspirational speaker and author Jim Lawless, who will share some words of congratulations that we will all be better off for hearing.
The online premiere of the awards show takes place on Wednesday 23 March. You are cordially invited to join us and early registration is encouraged.