While the pandemic is still ongoing, Derby City Council, Derbyshire County Council and their Leaders, the High Sheriff and the Lord-Lieutenant feel it is important now to recognise that many across the county have committed themselves to response and relief efforts since the beginning of the outbreak.
The award will seek to highlight those in every sector and community of the county that have played a key role.
Nominations are open to the public, and we want to hear your stories. If you feel you know of a group or an individual that has gone above and beyond to help others during the pandemic, then we'd like to know about it. You can send in their details and a short explanation using the Derbyshire Beacon of Hope nomination form as to why you believe they are deserving of an award and we will be in touch.
This award is a great opportunity for all residents of Derbyshire to show their appreciation and reflect on the hard work done by others. When the situation allows, we will be paying visits to winners to present them with their awards and to take a moment to speak to them about what they have been doing during the crisis and the impact it has had.
Closing date for entries was 14 May 2021.
Elizabeth Fothergill, Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire talks about the Beacon of Hope Award.
Tony Walker, High Sheriff of Derbyshire 2020-21 talks about the Beacon of Hope Award.