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The boroughs awards returns this year to recognise and celebrate local sporting and culture heroes.
The 2022 awards will take place on Thursday 24 November

Thank you for all nominations received for your chosen a person, club, community group or organisation that has made a difference through sport and culture in your neighbourhood or community.

Award Categories


  • Artist of the Year
  • Community and Education Project Award
  • Cultural Champion Award
  • Cultural Event of the Year
  • Culture and Health Award
  • Facilitator of the Year
  • School Commitment to Arts, Heritage & Culture Award
  • Young Creative Award


  • Changing Lifestyle
  • Community Club/Group of the Year
  • Disabled Physical Activity Champion
  • Initiative of the Year
  • School Commitment to PE and Sport Award
  • Unsung Hero
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Workforce Advocate
  • Young Sports Achiever of the Year

How to nominate

Nominations should cover achievements during April 2021 to March 2022. 

The criteria is set on the quality of the nomination and not the number of nominations each individual gets (max 200 words per question). Individuals, clubs and organisation can nominate themselves.  All you have to do is complete the details in the relevant category below.

Nominations are now closed.

Tell us why you feel your chosen person, club or organisation should be nominated! 

Successful nominees must be available for filming. Filming will take place in September.

Choose your award category below and complete your nomination

Sponsorship Information

The Awards are the first in Greater Manchester to celebrate both sport and culture and we are inviting innovative and forward thinking partners to help us to launch and deliver the 2022 awards by sponsoring one or more categories.

If creativity, motivation and determination to succeed are attributes valued by your company, then sport and culture could be the perfect sponsorship opportunity for your brand!

If you would like to be a sponsor at this years event, enquire here


Rochdale Borough Sports & Culture Awards 2022 will take place on Thursday 24 November at Heywood Civic Centre, LCpl Stephen Shaw MC Way, Heywood, OL10 1LW