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Community Awards 2018

**Awards are now closed for applications!**

We are pleased to announce that the awards will be sponsored by ISL Waste Management Ltd

"We are privileged to support the amazing work of the community volunteers who are represented at these awards as well as Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, who have made it all possible. Our warmest congratulations go out to the winners, but we never forget that all of those who entered and those whose work goes on quietly every day, are true heroes and we should all follow their example in making Northern Ireland a beautiful place to live and work."
                                                                                                           - Barry Donaghy, Managing Director, ISL Waste Management Ltd.

These awards celebrate the tremendous efforts of groups and individuals across the province who embody the values of Live Here Love Here, making Northern Ireland a cleaner, greener and safer place to live. If you know a group or an individual who deserves an award for their volunteer work carried out on a positive environmental project then we want to hear from you. This work could be anything from improving the quality of their local environment, an innovative way of reducing litter, or encouraging others to have pride within their local community through practical environmental action.

Taking place on the 20th February 2018, the awards will be hosted by Lesser Spotted Journeys presenter, Joe Mahon and will encourage all generations to come together with likeminded people and celebrate their pride in their communities.

With 14 categories to apply for, there is something for everyone. Whether your nominee is a dedicated litter hero or a community champion, now is your chance to say thank you.

Entry is free and easy, simply click the buttons below to download a nomination form, and an application pack and send it in to Karina at karina.magee@keepnorthernirelandbeautiful.org before 12 noon on 8th January 2018 so your group doesn’t miss out!

At Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful we run a number of campaigns and programmes that embody the values of Live Here Love Here which would not be possible without the help of our dedicated volunteers- volunteers who have shown they truly do love where they live.

Award Winners and Honorary Mentions 2018

Antrim and Newtownabbey Litter Heroes Award

Honorary Mentions: Ruairi McCormack, Tidy Randalstown and Suzanne Winters, Tidy Randalstown

Winner: Tidy Randalstown 


Ards and North Down Litter Heroes Award

Honorary Mention: Millisle Youth Forum

Winner: Beach Cleaners - Ards and North Down 


Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Litter Heroes Award

Honorary Mention: Magheralin Community Association

Winner: Peter McKernan, Banbridge Ramblers


Belfast City Litter Heroes Award

Honorary Mention: Springhill Live Here Love Here Garden Group

Winner: St. Mary’s CBGS Eco Club


Derry City and Strabane Litter Heroes Award

Honorary Mention: Clady Cross Community Development Association

Winner: John Lennon, Action on Hearing Loss Volunteer


Fermanagh and Omagh Litter Heroes Award

Honorary Mention: Frances Mitchell, Gortin Community Garden

Winner: Camowen Community Anglers


Mid and East Antrim Litter Heroes Award

Honorary Mentions: Brighter Whitehead and Friends of Bashfordlands Wood and Oakfield Glen

Winner: Nicholas Davis, Larne Renovation Generation


Mid Ulster Litter Heroes Award

Honorary Mentions: Blessed Patrick O’Laughran PS Eco Council, Castlecaulfield Horticultural Society and Screen Eco- Schools

Winner: Brénainn Brunton, St Columba’s PS Straw


Newry, Mourne and Down Litter Heroes Award

Honorary Mentions: Coastal Guardian Volunteers (Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership), Love Your Lough

Winner: Charlie and the Hamilton-Cooper Family 


Adopt A Spot Award presented by Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful

Honorary Mention: Ulidia Integrated College Eco Team (Mid and East Antrim Borough Council)

Winner: AES Kilroot Green Team (Mid and East Antrim Borough Council)


Good Neighbour Award presented by Choice Housing 

Honorary Mentions: Kenny Henry (The Conservation Volunteers) (Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council) and Brighter Whitehead (Mid and East Antrim Borough Council)

Winner: Springhill Live Here Love Here Garden Group (Belfast City Council)


Community Together Award presented by Northern Ireland Housing Executive

Honorary Mentions: Clady Cross Community Development Association (Derry City and Strabane District Council) and Mae Murray Foundation (Mid and East Antrim Borough Council)

Winner: Magheralin Community Association (Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council)


BIG Transformation Award presented by McDonald’s

Honorary Mention: Campsie Residents Association (Fermanagh and Omagh District Council)

Winner: Millisle Youth Forum (Ards and North Down Borough Council)


Spirit of Live Here Love Here Award presented by Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Honorary Mention: Brenainn Brunton (Mid Ulster District Council)

Winner: Screen Eco-Schools (Mid Ulster District Council)


Download a Nomination Form  Download an Application Pack