Making a Difference Awards

The Making A Difference Awards are back for 2018!

Nominations are now open for the following categories;

  • Neighbour from Heaven 
  • Community Champion 
  • Inspirational Young Person 
  • Outstanding Achievement in Self-development
  • Best Group, Project or Initiative
  • Outstanding Contribution to MHA  
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Most Inspirational Journey

Is there an MHA tenant in your community you think deserves recognition? If so now is your chance to give them that recognition! If you are an MHA tenant you should received an email with a nomination form attached. All you need to do is fill it in and send it back to

There are also a number of other ways you can nominate that special person for one (or more!) of the above awards;

Click on here to fill out and submit our online nomination form.

Call (or text) the MHA engagement team on 01495 767179 or 07900 676963 who will be happy to provide any help you need to make a nomination

Speak to your neighbourhood officer, or any other member of MHA staff for that matter!

Nominations close on September 7th so get nominating!

The Making a Difference awards is MHA’s way of saying thank you to all the people in our communities who are inspirational and deserve to be recognised. We understand that it is the people within a neighbourhood that can make it a place that you want to live in and get involved with. Each year we have a range of categories to celebrate everything from small personal victories to large community initiatives.

Have a look at the years below for more details.

2017 Awards

The 2017 awards were held in the Cwrt Bleddyn in Usk on the 9th November. The glamorous evening saw the winners announced and every nominee thanked for their hard work and contribution to making Monmouthshire a great place to live.

To see the photos from the evening, have a look at our album on Facebook Making a Difference Awards 2017

To find out more about those that were nominated, please read our Making A Difference Awards 2017 Booklet.pdf [pdf] 2MB

To find out more about our sponsors of the event, please read our Making A Difference Awards 2017 Sponsors Booklet.pdf [pdf] 2MB


Neighbour from Heaven.

Winner           Ruth James

Shortlisted     Chrissie Ball

                       Ruth Hannan

                       Albert Warnock

                      Mike Tew

                      David Boalch

                     Frank McCarthy

                      Sylvia Meredith


Community Champion

Winner           Mr & Mrs Moeller

Shortlisted     Linda Fury

                      Sue Jones

                     Heather Cleland

                     Mo Jackson


Inspirational Young Person

Winner           Jacob Ball

Shortlisted     Kyle Atikin

                      Kyle Eldridge

                     Ceri Worth

                     Joel Davies

                     Myia Johnson, Ellie Johnson, Daniel Wallace, Tomas Wallace, Jack Rees


Outstanding achievement in Self-development

Winner           Sam Edwards

Shortlisted     Susan Fletcher

                        Emma Holmes

                        Michelle Drew

                       John Jenkins

                        Tina Hughes

                        Angela Watkins


Most Inspirational Journey

Winner           Leroy Weir

 Shortlisted     Colin Hart

                       Neil Danson

                       Jasmine Packer

                        Emma Phillips

                       Tony Messenger


Best Group, Project or Initiative

Winner           Carbonne Link road community group

Shortlisted     Crafty Women

                      Rogiet Ziggies

                      Coffee and Computers

                      Carbonne Link road community group

                       Rogiet Community Café

                       ACE Art Group

                       Papillion Art Class


Outstanding Contribution to MHA

Winner           Emlyn Lunn

Shortlisted     Sarah Rosser

                     John Swift

                     MHA Scrutiny Panel

                     Dorothy Davies

                     Julie Price


Volunteer of the Year Award

Winner           Sue Fletcher

Shortlisted    Deidre Sellars

                     Pam Diadulewicz

                     Cath &  Tom Edge, Graham

                     Emma Phillips

                    Andrea Carter

                    Leroy Weir

                    Collen Grimes

                     Rachel Oliver

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the 2017 Making a Difference Awards.



2016 Awards

The awards continued to grow, and in 2016 we had 40 nominations for the 8 award categories. This saw over 130 people attend the awards evening in the Cwrt Bleddyn in Usk which was arranged by a project group made up of staff and tenants. The 2016 categories were:

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Bright Young Star
  • Adult Learner of the Year
  • Neighbour from Heaven
  • Bright Young Star
  • Community Champion
  • Best New Project or Group
  • Outstanding Achievement in Tenant Participation

We had a special half-time performace by Rock Academy Participants from King Henry VIII Comprehensive school. If you would like to find out more about those who were nominated in 2016, click on our Making a Difference Booklet or if you would like to see the pictures they are on our Facebook Page.

Congratulations to all previous winners.

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