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Heart of Doncaster Awards Returns for 2023!

The Heart of Doncaster awards are back for 2023 and promise to be bigger and better than ever!

Taking place on Friday 27th October, at the Eco-Power Stadium, we will welcome friends of the Foundation, businesses and award nominees, for an evening to celebrate the fantastic people and partners we have from across the city.

For this year’s event, we are excited to announce that the Heart of Doncaster Awards will be sponsored by the Choose Kindness movement in association with Team Doncaster.

CEO, John Davis, spoke of the partnership with the Choose Kindness movement for the awards evening: “We are delighted to work with Team Doncaster partners to promote the Choose Kindness campaign as part of our Heart of Doncaster Awards. 

“These awards are all about recognising the fantastic communities and people we have across Doncaster and bringing to light their achievements, so we couldn’t be happier to support this movement.”

Nomination process 

Do you know of an individual or group that has made a difference to the local community? Someone who deserves to be recognised for something they’ve done throughout the year? Why not nominate them for an award?

There are nine award categories, that you can make a nomination for:

  • Inclusion and Fairness Award 
  • Fit Rovers Participant of the Year 
  • Young Participant of the Year 
  • Active School of the Year
  • Youth Social Action Award
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • CDSC Student of the Year 
  • Darren Warner Volunteer of the Year 
  • Eric Randerson Special Recognition 

Nominations must reflect the period of 1st September 2022 - 31st August 2023.

Award sponsorship 

Thank you to the businesses who have already got involved to ensure it’s a special evening. If you haven’t spoken to us yet and are still keen to be involved, there are a range of options to get involved whether you’re a business, an individual, or just want to support us on the night.

Option 1: Award sponsorship with a table of 8 (+ 2 donated places)

Option 2: A table of 10 at the event

Option 3: An individual seat at the event

Option 4: Donate a seat to one of our beneficiaries

All options include a 2-course meal and a welcome drink upon arrival.

To discuss the options and to guarantee your place at the Heart of Doncaster Awards 2023, please e-mail

To nominate someone for the awards, please click here.

Nominations will close on Sunday, October 1st at 5pm. 

Our Fundraising and Events Officer, Phoebe Sneddon will be in touch with nominees soon after.

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