An award made to a charity or community group that can demonstrate excellent community engagement. Must be taking place in Leicestershire or Rutland and the impact of the work needs to be evident in the 12 months prior to the end of July 2017.
Shortlisted – we were so pleased to have been recognised and wish One Kegworth all the best as they took the prize this year!
The Hero Project CIC, Coalville
The Hero Project is a community interest company formed by Julia Birkin and Deana Wildgoose to carry on North West Leicestershire District Council’s Coalville Project’s Coalville Heroes activities. Coalville Heroes has three community engagement themes: Heritage Heroes, celebrating the achievements of local people such as George Smith who campaigned for the rights of children and women in the brick industry; Food Heroes, which introduced a community growing space and kitchen; and Future Heroes, to help young people make a difference to their town.