BBC Essex Make A Difference Awards

Apr 7, 2022



BBC Essex ‘Make a Difference’ Awards


On behalf of BBC Essex, I wanted to make you aware of a new awards scheme that they are really proud of, and wish to expand down to the parish level.


This year, BBC Essex wants to celebrate and say thank you to people living in our villages, towns and cities who make where we live a better place. Every day we hear stories of people doing incredible things for each other and their communities. Now it’s time to recognise them for all their hard work. 


Whether it’s caring for someone in need, being a brilliant neighbour, or inspiring children in the classroom, if you know someone who is really making a difference to our lives then you can nominate them for an award. There are eight categories for award nomination. These include:

  • Volunteer
  • Community Group
  • Fundraiser
  • Carer
  • Great Neighbour
  • Key Worker
  • Environment
  • Together award


BBC Essex are delighted to have twelve prestigious judges from Essex on the awards panel this year including Sally Gunnell OBE, Russell Kane, Lee Mead, Barry Hearne MBE, Bishop Guli Francis-Dehqani and Lance Corporal Richard Jones.


You can nominate someone you know by visiting, where you can also see full terms and their privacy notice.


Nominations are now open and will close on Friday 29th April 2022 at 23:00. The winners will be announced at the BBC Essex ‘Make a Difference’ awards ceremony in September. We will keep you updated with any news from this scheme as and when it comes in.