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Tenant Awards

Being able to recognise and say thank you to our neighbourhood community heroes is so important, and that's why we hold our Tenant and Leaseholder Awards each year.


Nominations are always open

Nominations can be made all year round and there's a wide range of categories that you can nominate in.

Here's the list of the award categories* for your nominations: 

For individuals:

  • Tenant or Leaseholder of the Year**.  Someone who has made a significant contribution to the lives of the people in their community - either individually or through organisations they are part of. 
  • Good neighbour award. Someone who goes that extra mile for their neighbours by helping them with their shopping, sorting out difficult situations - or who have just been a caring person.  
  • Overcoming adversity award (NEW for 2022). The award highlights an individual who has overcome all the odds to make a difference to their own, or other people's lives.   
  • Street and Block Champion of the Year. Awarded to an individual who has given back to their community to help others, making a real difference in their street or block. 
  • NCH Young Person of the Year (under 25s)***. This award honours young NCH residents who deserve recognition for their achievement, courage, creativity, generous attitude or ability to overcome difficult personal circumstances.
  • Inspirational Community Leader (NEW for 2022). We know that great communities rely on inspirational people. This award recognises inspiring individuals who have demonstrated passion, energy and enthusiasm to improve lives and help communities. 

For groups/projects:

  • Community group of the year. This is awarded to community groups (including Tenants and Residents’ Associations) that work to improve their area by making estate improvements, providing services to the community or running their local community centre. 
  • Best green initiative. This could be a project that’s improved or transformed a green space, used created a new green area for the local community to enjoy, raised awareness and education on green issues or has seen members of the local community come together to pro-actively improve their local environment – for example, taking part in litter picks, recycling initiatives or providing locally grown garden produce to the local community.
  • Outstanding approach to supporting thriving communitiesAwarded to projects or activities that improve the lives of others, this could be a long term or one-off project that has had a significant, positive impact on a community.
  • Best older person's initiative. This could be a project that is run in one or more of our Independent Living Schemes to improve the lives of our residents or a project, group or initiative that runs in our communities that older residents can access. 
  • Best health and wellbeing project. Awarded to an individual or group that offers health and wellbeing opportunities or support to people in our communities. This might include a project that’s using physical activity and exercise to bring communities together. Or a project that’s aimed at supporting people who struggle with their mental health, loneliness or an initiative that’s encouraging healthy living.

*Nottingham City Homes reserves the right to move entries to different award categories if they feel it is appropriate. 

** Nottingham City Homes’ residents only.

*** Nominees for the NCH Young Person of the Year Award must be aged under 25 at the time of making the nomination. 

How to nominate 

You can make a nomination 365 days a year, although nominations must be received by Wednesday 30 November to be judged for this year's awards.

Nominations can be made in any of the following ways: 

  • Through our online Nomination Form below; 
  • Emailing us 
  • Requesting a call back from a member of the Tenant and Leaseholder Involvement team by calling 0115 746 9100.

Top tips for a great nomination! 

To help make your nomination the best it can be and really make your nomination stand out, read our Nomination top tips.