Lady Edwina Grosvenor, High Sheriff of Hampshire for 2022-23, has officially opened the award nominations for the High Sheriff Community Awards and is now calling for public servants, individuals, volunteers, charities and community groups to submit nominations. 

The awards, which are supported by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation, will recognise those who have gone above and beyond in the field of law and order and community justice, while celebrating those who enhance safety and social cohesion across the county. Last years’ recipients included the team at RNLI Lymington, the child bereavement charity, Simon Says and Blue Lamp Trust, an organisation that carries out free crime prevention and fire safety checks for the elderly. 

Lady Grosvenor said: “There are so many inspirational people and organisations doing remarkable and vitally important work to help people in need across Hampshire. It is remarkable what an incredible range of people and groups are out there, undertaking hugely diverse work offering some of the most disadvantaged people a chance to experience and take part in a stronger community. It has been a real privilege during my term in office to meet just a few of those who regularly go above and beyond in making Hampshire a better place to live and work.”  

The awards will be presented by the High Sheriff at a ceremony in Winchester in 2023, marking the end of a packed year of community engagement and philanthropy activities. 

Lady Grosvenor added: “I am incredibly grateful for what these individuals and groups have done and for what they continue to do, and I encourage nominations to the High Sheriff of Hampshire Community Awards, in order that we can recognise the significant effort and contribution that helps to keep our communities safe and thriving. These awards offer a fabulous opportunity to showcase the compassionate culture that is alive in Hampshire today.” 

Jacqui Scott, CEO for HIWCF commented “HIWCF is delighted to yet again be supporting the High Sheriff of Hampshire in organising these prestigious annual honours, recognising those that make Hampshire a better place to live. Every year, we are inspired by the work of those receiving an award and we encourage interested people to visit the HIWCF website or call us to find out more and make a nomination.” 

To make a nomination, visit: https://www.hiwcf.org.uk/high-sheriffs-award-nomination-form/