The annual LOVE Northumberland Awards are returning this year – after they were unable to take place in 2020 due to Covid restrictions.
The 2021 awards have been announced this week – with category entries now open and an awards event at the Alnwick Garden with the Duchess of Northumberland confirmed for September.
Community groups, schools and individuals can now apply in seven different award categories for projects and initiatives which improve their local areas or neighbourhoods.
The LOVE Northumberland Awards 2021 have been an annual celebration of all that is great about community environmental work in the county, and allow the county council to recognise the fantastic work of a great many groups and individuals.
Cllr John Riddle, cabinet member for local services at Northumberland County Council said: “We are delighted to be able to run the LOVE Northumberland Awards again in 2021.
“With the exception of last year we have run these awards every year since 2011, celebrating the amazing work of schools and community groups, as well as individual volunteers, whose commitment showcases our fantastic county.
“Judges have always been extremely impressed with the high calibre of nominations. I am sure that, despite the challenges of Covid, that this year will be no exception.
“If you have an environmental story to tell, please make an application.”
Entries are invited for the categories of:
- Best children’s project;
- Best young people’s project;
- Best urban project;
- Best coast or countryside project;
- Outstanding individual;
- Best community response to the climate change emergency; and
- Schools Go Smarter sustainable travel award
The closing date for entries for the 2021 awards is Friday 6 August 2021 at 5pm, and full details and an application form can be found at www.northumberland.gov.uk/love or by email from firstname.lastname@example.org
Winners will be presented with their awards by Her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland at an event at The Alnwick Garden on Thursday 16 September 2021.
Follow this link to find out more and apply.