All over Manchester there are individuals, groups and voluntary organisations who are bringing their neighbourhoods together and making a big difference to community life.
Young and old are working together - indoors and outdoors - on local projects, large and small. They're continuing week in week out, providing vital support, giving their time, giving their skills or just their energy. Their projects are taking shape, growing, making real improvements and inspiring others to get involved too.
Neighbours are supporting each other, young people are helping to shape communities, individuals and groups are creating change.
Who makes a difference in your community?
Nominate the stars in your neighbourhood.
There are ten categories to choose from, select the category that best suits your hero's achievements.
• Blossoming Communities
• Business in the Community
• Community Force
• Community Project of the Year
• Creativity in the Community
• Clean City
• Neighbour of the Year
• Unsung Hero
• Volunteer of the Year
• Young Achiever of the Year (under 18)
For further information and to make a nomination, visit: www.manchester.gov.uk/beproud
The deadline for nominations is: Wednesday 30 September 2015.