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In March 2019 we celebrated the unique Spirit of Salford at our community awards.

Taking place at the AJ Bell Stadium, the event was an opportunity to say thank you to the residents, community groups, volunteers and public servants who work tirelessly to make our communities great places to live, learn and work.

Our winners were announced at the awards ceremony on 14 March 2019.

Award categories

The Spirit of Salford Community Awards celebrated the great work of the individuals and community groups who do so much to make Salford the great city it is. Click the categories below to meet our winners and finalists.

A woman holding a book

Citizen of the Year

This award recognises a truly inspirational Salford hero who has made an outstanding contribution to making the city a better place to live, work or visit.

A community group

Community Group of the Year

This award celebrates the group that has made the most outstanding contribution to making Salford a better place to live, work or visit this year.

Nurse and family

Public Servant of the Year

The Public Servant of the Year Award will recognise an exceptional front line worker who puts the people of Salford first.

Young people

Young Person of the Year

The Young Person of the Year Award will go to an exceptional young person who has achieved great things this year.

Two volunteers

Volunteer of the Year

The Volunteer of the Year Award will celebrate an individual whose volunteering has had a tremendous impact in the city this year.

People at the Bridgewater event

Good Neighbour of the Year

The Good Neighbour of the Year Award will recognise a person who goes out of their way to help and support their neighbours.

Bike riding at the Bridgewater event

Best Health Achievement

The Best Health Achievement Award will recognise a determined individual or group doing great things to improve health in Salford.

Young person

Best Environmental Improvement

The Best Environmental Improvement Award will recognise an individual or group making a lasting contribution to Salford’s environment.

Peel Park

Best Community Safety Project

The Best Community Safety Project Award will recognise an individual or community group working tirelessly to make Salford safer.

Indoor curling

Best Age Friendly Project

The Best Age Friendly Project Award will recognise an individual or group that has done the most to make Salford a better place for older people to live.

Key dates for your diary

Nominations close

3 December 2018

Announcement of finalists

10 January 2019

Public vote opens

11 January 2019

Public vote closes

1 March 2019 at 12 noon

Awards dinner - winners announced!

14 March 2019

Our sponsors


We would like to thank the sponsors who have made the Spirit of Salford Community Awards possible.

Salford City Council
Ladybird Private Day Nurseries
Salix Homes
Salford Royal Foundation Trust
Salford City College
Salford CCG
Bupa
Greater Manchester Police
Salford CVS
University of Salford
City West Housing Trust
Campanile
New Bailey