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Make A Difference awards

28 March 2022

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Community heroes who make a difference where they live will be recognised in a new award scheme being run by Radio Lincolnshire. But they need your help to identify people who should be honoured.

It is part of the BBC’s Make A Difference awards to recognise remarkable people: marking their achievements and contributions to lives in their communities.

Make A Difference was first set up at the start of the first pandemic lockdown and is a virtual notice board for those offering help and those needing support. To date more than eight million people have interacted across all 39 local BBC radio stations.

Categories cover the unsung heroes of every community from great neighbours, inspirational teachers, awesome volunteers or even outstanding key workers.

There are eight award categories (listed on the link below), nominations are now open and will close on 29 April 2022 at 11pm.

The winners will be announced at the Make a Difference awards hosted by BBC Radio Lincolnshire in September.

Chris Burns, head of audio and digital for BBC England, said: "The last two years have been challenging for everyone. Listeners have contacted us to share the stories of how people have helped each other and we wanted to find a way of celebrating those unsung heroes and telling those amazing stories."

For a full list of categories - and details of how to nominate someone - go to, where you can also see full terms and privacy notice. Nominations are now open and will close on 29 April 2022 at 11pm.

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