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Inspire Awards 2017

Volunteers and local/community groups are a vital part of Diabetes UK. Every year, across the UK, thousands of people give their time to help provide care, support and raise awareness of diabetes.

Our Inspire Awards recognise the invaluable contribution of the volunteers and groups that go above and beyond for people with diabetes.

Nominate for 2017 Inspire Awards now


How do the awards work?

Regional / national Inspire Awards

Volunteers and local/community groups can be nominated for a range of awards in each region and nation across the UK. The awards will be presented to the winners in their region / nation.

UK Inspire Awards

All regional and national winners (finalists) will then be placed in a pool to be judged for the UK Inspire Awards. All UK finalists will be invited to attend the UK Inspire Award event on 5 July 2017 at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham.



The awards are for the work that volunteers and groups have done in 2016. Nominations are now open to all members of the public. Panels across the UK will judge the nominations. 

Our local and community groups contribute in diverse ways, across diverse communities and their work runs through everything we do. We would like to raise the profile of our groups and recognise them for this breadth of work. This year, rather than having a single group award, groups will be eligible for four awards to recognise and celebrate their achievements across a wide variety of different areas.

For further nomination information and guidance, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions.


For more information about the Inspire Awards, please contact inspireawards@diabetes.org.uk or call 020 7424 1821

Closing dates

25 January 2017

Wales and London

17 February 2017

Eastern, Midlands, North West, Northern & Yorkshire, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South East and South West