Pride of Reading 20th anniversary awards – nominations open

Primary interest
Voluntary sector
This year’s Pride of Reading Awards will highlight those who make or have made an impact within our local community

Over the past 20 years there have been thousands of nominations and hundreds of Pride of Reading Award winners, for initiatives that make our town so great to live and work in.

Help them this year in celebrating 20 years of community spirit, resilience and amazing achievements. From acts of kindness to ground-breaking projects, from inspiring heroism to the sterling efforts of volunteers, together they have helped build a legacy of compassion and progress. Whether someone was born here, is a long-time resident, or new to our town, they are all part of what makes Reading special.

The closing date for nominations is Monday 22 July 2024. Nominees’ stories will be showcased on social media and in Reading Today over the next few months. Winners are revealed at the award’s lunch in October.

Volunteer(s) of the year

Nominate an individual or team engaged in diverse and challenging tasks, who have stepped up when needed to help others:

Charity of the year
Nominate a local charity that has made an amazing impact on our community through partnership working with businesses, other charities and the public sector:
Welcome all
Nominate businesses and organisations who are welcoming and supporting our town’s diverse communities. This award recognises diversity and inclusiveness in Reading, as a welcoming town to all and City of Sanctuary for ten years:
Fundraiser of the year

Nominate an individual or organisation that has shown outstanding skills or dedication to creative and imaginative fundraising in Reading:

Community of the year
Nominate a neighbourhood that has encouraged community spirit and by working together has made their area a better place to live and thrive:
Community Champion
Nominate a person who works tirelessly in their community, in the voluntary sector, as a carer, for a community group or in public service who devotes their time to others:
See all the categories and nominate here: