The Matthew Clark Community Pub Hero Awards will return in 2024, with more categories and an award ceremony at the Houses of Parliament.
PubAid, which organises the awards in association with Matthew Clark and the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group, has added the new catgories.
The awards celebrate pubs and their regulars who go the extra mile to support their local charities and communities in a variety of ways.
“The Community Pub Hero Awards are now in their fifth year, and this year will be the biggest yet,” said Des O’Flanaghan, co-founder of PubAid.
“So many pubs do great work in their local communities, and PubAid is here to celebrate the good they do across the industry and raise awareness of all the positives pubs bring to a community.
“In the current cost of living crisis, when communities can feel more disparate, pubs play an essential role in bringing people together and creating communities.
“They do such fantastic work, raising money for charities big and small and supporting grassroots sport, that we want to say thanks to them from the industry with the Community Pub Hero Awards.”
The categories include: community support hero, which celebrates a pub that truly supports its local area; community fundraising hero, for the pub that raises money for charity; and community regular hero for an individual who goes above and beyond.
The new categories for 2024 are: community sport hero, which will recognise a pub that truly supports grassroots sport in its area or brings the community together via sporting events; and community sustainability hero, which will recognise the efforts of a pub going above and beyond in terms of helping to protect the environment locally.
Also new for 2024 are regional winners for three categories. Pubs in England, Scotland, and Wales will be announced as the community support hero, community fundraising hero, and community sport hero. A final overall winner for each category will be announced at the final award ceremony at the Houses of Parliament on 5th March, 2024.
Entries are now open. Pubs can enter themselves, pub companies are encouraged to nominate their licensees, and the awards team would love to hear from MPs putting forward any worthy pubs in their constituencies. Find out more here.
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