Proud of Bucks Awards

The Proud of Bucks Awards celebrate Buckinghamshire’s communities that have demonstrated care, creativity and commitment towards their local areas. The awards recognise and applaud outstanding community contribution carried out by local volunteers.

Nominations are now open for the Proud of Bucks Awards 2022, sponsored by The Clare Foundation.

Nominations close on 12 February 2023.

This year, each of Buckinghamshire’s 16 Community Boards will be celebrating local volunteers in the following three categories:

  • Local Community Champion - for an individual (aged 21 and over) who has made a clear and positive impact in their local community during 2022
  • Young Community Champion - for a young person (under age 21) who has made a clear and positive impact in their local community or towards their peers during 2022
  • Community Group Contribution - recognises and celebrates a group in the community board area who has made a clear and positive impact on the community during 2022

Submit your nomination

Do you know an adult, young person or community group that deserves recognition for their contribution to your community? Nominate them today using the online Proud of Bucks nomination form.

Nominate now

You can also download a Proud of Bucks nomination form and return by email to [email protected]. Visit your local Buckinghamshire library to pick up and drop off a printed paper copy or use their computer facilities.

The Proud of Bucks Awards will be presented at local events in each of the 16 Community Board areas in the Spring, and we welcome members of the community to join us in celebrating these achievements.

Examples of last years awards

Last year, adult winners included:

  • Andy Honour who has dedicated 35 years to the Chesham Bois Scout Group
  • Jenny Rees who leads the Chiltern Toy Bank Elves
  • Paige Hall who established and runs the 'Acts of Kindness Chiltern and Surrounding' group
  • Mike Dean who quietly supports his local community, including mentoring young offenders
  • Ann Mayling who set up the Ivers Hive, supporting families with activities and Christmas packages.

Young people honoured included:

  • Ryan Mead, celebrated for his litter-picking and environmental fundraising
  • Alice Rose, creator of over 1200 care packages called ‘Alice’s Positive Boxes’
  • Daniel Bicknel for his years of work volunteering with Lindengate
  • Children of Buckingham Primary School and Nursery who have created artwork and cards for elderly and isolated residents and key workers
  • Jessica Boulton who at nine years old has advocated publicly on environmental issues

Community Groups celebrated for their good work included:

  • Loudwater Forum members, who have run events, supported with vaccination drives, raised money for charity, and collected toys for children in the village
  • Burnham Beeches Rotary Club which has helped organise many events and supported a wide range of projects
  • All Together Community – Chalfont St Giles – who feeds the local community for free and has set up a community fridge
  • Chilterns New Shoots, a group of young people who work to support wildlife conservation
  • Dementia Action for Marlow offering support and assistance to those with Dementia, and their family and friends
  • Cheddington Baby & Toddler Group, offering a space for new parents to meet and chat

View the full list of last year’s Proud of Bucks Awards categories and winners.