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Inspire Awards 2020

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Our Inspire Awards are held each year to recognise the invaluable contribution of the volunteers and groups that go above and beyond for people living with diabetes, and to thank them for their commitment.

How do I nominate?

Nominating is simple. Have a look at our award categories and selection criteria and decide which award is most fitting for the nominee. Once you've chosen the category, fill in the online form, making sure to give plenty of information on how the person you are nominating fits our award criteria including their activities and the difference these have made to people living with diabetes.

If you would like to complete a paper version of the form, please email the volunteering team at

Opening date for nominations

Monday 20 January 2020

Closing date for nominations

Friday 6 March 2020 at midnight 

What are the award categories?

  • Campaigning and Influencing
  • Fundraising
  • Reaching out and Connecting
  • Supporting Others
  • Supporting Diabetes UK
  • Young Person's Outstanding Contribution
  • Local Group and Community
  • John Ireland (Scotland only)
  • Unsung Hero (Northern Ireland only)
  • Long Service Award

For more information about the criteria for each award, please have a look at our award categories page.

What happens after I submit my nomination?

  1. Once the nomination has been verified, the nominee will receive an acknowledgement email and is automatically entered for the award.
  2. Our local judging panels will then choose the overall winner for each category.
  3. Nominees will be invited to attend a local event, where the winners will be revealed. 

For further information, please have a look at our FAQ page or our terms and conditions.

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