On 4 March 2021 we celebrated the Spirit of Salford Community Awards 2021.

Watch the ceremony below

Award categories

The Spirit of Salford Community Awards celebrate 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 find out more.

A woman holding a book

Meet the Citizen of the Year finalists

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

Meet the Community Group of the Year finalists

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

Meet the Public Servant of the Year finalists

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

Indoor curling

Meet the Spirit of Salford Special Recognition Award finalists

This award will pay tribute to individuals or groups who have done so much to help Salford through the unprecedented challenges created by the Coronavirus crisis.

Young people

Meet the Young Person of the Year finalists

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

Two volunteers

Meet the Volunteer of the Year finalists

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

Meet the Good Neighbour of the Year finalists

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

Meet the Best Health Achievement finalists

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

Young person

Meet the Best Environmental Improvement finalists

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

Peel Park

Meet the Best Community Safety Project finalists

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

Key dates for your diary

Nominations open

21 August 2020

Nominations close

4 December 2020

Announcement of finalists

13 January 2021

Public vote opens

13 January 2021

Public vote closes

14 February 2021

Awards ceremony - winners announced!

4 March 2021

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
Social 7
TalkTalk
The Landing