I Love Hackney Mayor’s Civic Awards 2022: Nominate your community heroes

Nominations are now open for the seventh annual Mayor’s Civic Awards, which will celebrate Hackney’s unsung heroes who have made a difference in their communities over the years. 

Last year, over 200 nominations were sent in for the Mayor’s Civic Awards, which focused on celebrating the incredible community response to the pandemic.

If you know an individual or organisation who’s made a positive and selfless contribution to the lives of Hackney residents, we want to hear their story. 

This could be a carer, teacher, volunteer, youth worker, charity, business or anyone else who’s made a positive impact in Hackney. It can be someone or an organisation who helped the borough through the pandemic or has stepped in to help us rebuild.

Nominations for the Mayor’s Civic Awards will close on Sunday 31 July 2022. You can nominate your heroes online. If you require a paper application form with a freepost envelope, please email press@hackney.gov.uk or call 020 8356 3736, 9am - 5pm.

Awards will be given to three individuals and three organisations.

 Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney

Over the last few years we have had to postpone or largely celebrate the Civic Awards remotely because of the pandemic. This year I am really looking forward to acknowledging and meeting all of Hackney’s unsung heroes in person. I had the pleasure of visiting two of the winners from last year recently and it was incredible to see first hand the work they are doing and the positive impact they are having on people’s lives. Round Chapel Old School Rooms and Alfred Mugabo from Impact Sport FC represent the very best of us and it was an honour to finally hand them their awards this week. 

Hackney is such a diverse, welcoming and inclusive place and it’s really important that we encourage the individuals and organisations who uphold that on a daily basis. I would strongly encourage everyone to nominate either an organisation or individual who have always given back to their communities to help us celebrate the very best of our borough.

Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney

Nominees for the Mayor’s Civic Awards can be of any age and from any background. However, if you are nominating someone who is under 18, please make sure you have a parent’s or guardian's permission to do so.

All nominations will be considered by a panel of judges drawn from across Hackney. 

Winners will be announced at the Council’s Autumn Full Council Meeting later in the year.