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Community Awards

The BIG Spring Clean 2023

It's time to roll out the red carpet for our Community Awards, hailing the community champions of Northern Ireland! 

Applications for the Community Awards are now closed. 

We've got a shout-out for all the tireless volunteers who've gone above and beyond to make their communities sparkle with pride. Their green thumbs and hearts have given us all a boost, and we can't thank them enough for their heroic efforts in tackling environmental challenges. Let's put our hands together for these amazing folks at our annual Community Awards in February 2024!

Live Here Love Here is supported by 9 local councils, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. The Live Here Love Here Community Awards, are sponsored by Belfast Harbour.  

This year, we have 12 awards:

                 9 Live Here Love Here Champions Awards for each of our 9 supporting councils (AN, AND, ABC, BCC, FODC, LCCC, MEA, MUDC and NMD). This award recognises an individual or group that has demonstrated exceptional dedication to their local council, displayed values embodied by LHLH and consistent hard work.

                 Live Here Love Here Rising Star Award (ages 16-30) supported by KNIB - Recognises an up & coming individual who has created a positive impact in local community

                 Community Together Award supported by Northern Ireland Housing Executive - Recognises significant efforts to overcome barriers of community division and encourage good community relations through practical action.

                 Live Here Love Here Legacy Award supported by DAERA - Demonstrates exceptional environmental stewardship with an unwavering commitment to community.

Winners announced soon!

Previous Community Award Winners

The 2022 Community Awards had eight deserving winners, showcasing the diverse range of exceptional activism taking place throughout Northern Ireland:

Creggan Country Park winners

Creggan Country Park – Biodiversity Champion winner. An individual/group who have turned a grey space into a thriving home for nature.

Claire Hassan winner

Claire Hassan – Hidden Gem winner. An award for a person/group in the community who quietly ‘gets on with it’ or a project that deserves some recognition.

Eco Rangers winners

Eco Rangers – BIG Transformation winner. This award recognises a significant transformation to an open/public space which showcases environmental stewardship and community engagement.

Edward Campbell winner

Edward Campbell – Adopt A Spot Award (Sponsored by DAERA) winner. An individual or group who take action on the blight of litter through the Adopt A Spot programme.

Handy Helpers winners

Handy Helpers – Connecting Communities winner. A group or individual who is pivotal in connecting people across geographical, generational or cultural boundaries for a common goal.

Killyleagh Community Association winners

Killyleagh Community Association – Spirit of Live Here Love Here (Sponsored by Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful) winner. A special award for an individual or group who encompasses the ‘Spirit of Live Here Love Here’.

Springhill Community House winners

Springhill Community House – Health & Wellbeing winner. This award recognises the wide-reaching benefits of environmental volunteering for those who take part and the community who benefit from their work.

Tidy Randalstown winners

Tidy Randalstown – Civic Pride Award winner. An individual or group who strives to improve their surroundings.