Award up for grabs for businesses which back community sport

Businesses in London can be nominated for an award recognising their role in supporting community sport.

The London Sport Awards, which take place in December, celebrate the efforts of volunteers, organisations, physical activity and sport projects across the capital over the last 18 months.

The 10 categories include the Business Contribution Award, which aims to celebrate the efforts of businesses big and small which have made a difference to local communities through sport.

The award, supported by the City of London Corporation, recognises firms which have backed sport and physical activity through practical support, mentoring, collaboration or investment.

Lord Mayor of London William Russell said:

“The importance of sport and physical activity for people’s physical and mental health has been thrown into sharp focus during the long months of lockdown during the pandemic.

“Businesses play a vital role in allowing these kind of projects to exist, and I would encourage anyone who knows of a company which has made a real impact on helping local communities to get active to nominate it for this award.”

People can nominate their own business or others, if they have supported community sport or physical activity in a particular area of London between 1 January 2020 and 30 June 2021.

London Sport’s Director of Commercial, Marketing and Communications, Tanya Rabin, said:

“The Awards shines a spotlight on the incredible, and often unrecognised, work done by individuals and organisations in communities across the city to improve Londoners’ lives through physical activity and sport.

“This year’s Awards will be particularly special as we recognise and celebrate the individuals, organisations and projects that have continued to champion the power of sport and physical activity and kept London moving during the pandemic.”

Nominations for the awards can be made by the deadline of 5pm on Thursday, 15 July at https://londonsport.org/our-events/london-sport-awards/nominate-2021/

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- Lord Mayor William Russell with London Sport CEO Tove Okunniwa at Guildhall, venue for this year’s London Sport Awards

Notes to editors

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK – www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

About London Sport

Established in 2014, London Sport is a strategic body aiming to make London the most physically active city in the world. Supported by the Mayor of London, Sport England and London Councils, the agency’s work focuses on enabling more Londoners of all backgrounds to live and enjoy the benefits of active lives.

Tim Fletcher | Media officer – public services

City of London Corporation

07738 862229 | tim.fletcher@cityoflondon.gov.uk