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About Awards

The Black Community Award was established in 2009 by the London Black History Month Coordinating Coordinating Committee. It is awarded annually to recognize two (2) individuals for their service and contribution to the community, both in the Black community and the community at large.

If no candidate/s meeting the Criteria are found, the Award will be deferred for one year.

Awards 2023

Award nominations close February 18, 2023.

Eligibility and Criteria

The Awards Committee will use the following criteria in assessing applications:

  • Nominee must be of Black/Caribbean/African heritage
  • Nominee must have resided in London for at least five years prior to the closing nomination date.
  • Nominee must be a resident of London at the time of nomination.
  • Nominee must be a role model to members of the community
  • Nominee must serve the community as a leader or innovator
  • Nominee must have contributed their time and effort in helping to make things and life better for his/her fellow citizens
  • Nominee must belong or have supported various committees and/or organizations
  • Nominee may have been recognized by various groups for dedication and service to the community


Non-Eligibility Criteria

  • No self-nominations are eligible for consideration.
  • No posthumous nominations will be considered by the Awards Committee.
  • Nominee cannot be nominated for work they receive remuneration for.

Selection of Award Recipients

  • All nominations will be forwarded to & handled by the Awards panel on a confidential basis.
  • One male and one female will be adjudged winners by the Awards panel.
  • The panel’s decision will be announced at the annual Black History Month Closing Gala.
  • Successful nominees will be contacted 2-4 weeks before the Black History Month Closing Gala.