IMPORTANT UPDATE - Inspire Awards 2019/20

Published 5th February 2020

Thank you all for the great entries we’ve received so far. Nominations will close as planned on Friday 10th April, however, due to the current pandemic we have regretfully decided to cancel this years’ Inspire Awards scheme. Everyone who has been nominated will receive a certificate as normal and all 2019/21 nominations will be carried forward and included in a bumper awards celebration in 2021.

Celebrating the best of learning, creativity, innovation, service and excellence from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

Have you been inspired by a colleague, learner, community group, tutor, volunteer or staff member? Do you know an amazing person or group of people who deserve to be recognised for their outstanding achievement this year?

The awards are open to everyone - individual, team, group or partner who have achieved great things through their relationship with Inspire. With 12 awards up for grabs, make sure you nominate for one the following categories:


  • Adult Learner of the Year - open to all adult learners who have been on an inspirational learning journey
  • An Inspiration to Me - open to all who have been an inspiration and deserve to be thanked 
  • Creativity and Innovation - open to staff members, individuals and teams who have created a fantastic project, service or outcome
  • Customer Service Excellence - open to Inspire staff (individuals and teams) who have given exceptional service
  • Innovative Partnership - open to schools, organisations, groups providers or other services who have made an outstanding contribution
  • Inspired to Create - recognising the creation of new work supported by Inspire in the form of music, dance, writing, art, technology and heritage
  • Inspiring Reading - open to an individual, team or service who have inspired a customer or learner with a new love of reading
  • New Starter of the Year - open to new Inspire staff who have committed to the mission and values of the organisation
  • Tutor of the Year - open to all tutors who have made an amazing contribution to learning
  • Unsung Hero - a chance to highlight the fantastic contribution of those  who shun the limelight but work hard for Inspire
  • Volunteer of the Year - open to all volunteers who have enriched Inspire's services and make a difference to their community
  • Young Person Greatest Learning Journey - recognising the amazing journey of Inspire's young learners

Don't worry if you're not sure which category to submit your entry under - just let us know who deserves an award and what a difference they have made.

Click HERE to submit your entry.

The closing date for entries is  5pm on Fri 10 April 2020 and all 2019/20 nominations will be carried forward and included in the 2020/21 awards celebration.

Winners and finalists from the 2018/19 Inspire Awards evening.

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