Newcastle-under-Lyme borough heroes awards

In 2023, Newcastle celebrated the 850th anniversary of the granting of its first charter. The year-long 850 celebrations recognised all that is good about the borough from our history through to our future. As part of those celebrations, we introduced the Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Heroes’ Awards.

Our communities are the bedrock of this borough and they in turn rely on the people within them who give their time, energy and enthusiasm to make a difference to the lives of those around them. These awards, which recognise and celebrate the invaluable contribution of these individuals are now part of the legacy of that special year of celebration. 

You can nominate someone for an award in one of the following 4 categories.

Community champion

Our community champion award is an opportunity to say thank you to someone who has done something special for their local community and who goes above and beyond to support the borough. They will be someone who has tirelessly supported a local cause and engages with others to help their local area flourish.

Young hero

Our young hero award is open to nominations for young residents under the age of 18. This person will have made a significant contribution to their community and represent our younger residents. Their contribution may be to volunteering, environmental projects or any other aspect of our awards – but the award winner will be a rising star and one to watch.

Sporting hero

This award will go to someone who has made a significant contribution to sporting development or achievement in the borough. This could be as an individual player, a valued team member, a coach or trainer or someone who inspires others to be the best they can be. It is open to all ages.

Lifetime achievement

The lifetime achievement award recognises and celebrates a resident who has persistently and tirelessly championed a cause or community project which has had long term and sustainable impact on the borough. We value those who use their experience, and passion for progress and improvement to benefit our borough in the long term.