Organisations, community groups and individuals have played a vital role in supporting communities through the pandemic.
The commitment to providing essential items and support has been a lifeline for residents at a very difficult time.
The Mayor and Preston City Council are keen to ensure that these fantastic groups, organisations and individuals receive the recognition they deserve.
If you know of someone or a group who has helped or supported your community, please nominate them through our Mayor of Preston's Coronavirus Community Hero Award form so we can give them the recognition they deserve.
Please don't assume others will nominate those who helped you or your loved ones, or those you saw doing great work in your local community.
The Mayor of Preston's Coronavirus Community Hero Award is reliant upon people making nominations. Please complete the nomination form and feel free to contact us if you require any assistance or support.
If you do not know all of the details of the person that you are nominating, please do not be put off - simply contact us 01772 906452 and we can take your nomination over the telephone.
Mayor of Preston, Councillor David Borrow, said:
"The past twelve months has been a testing time for all of us, but there have been people and organisations across all of our communities who have stepped up to help others in many ways.
"In one way or another, we have all been affected by the pandemic. It has had an impact on our physical and mental health, restricted our freedoms, limited our businesses and taken the lives of loved ones.
"It is not over yet, but we would like to take a moment to show our appreciation for those who have gone above and beyond. This is an opportunity to recognise and honour individuals and groups whose efforts - no matter how big or small - have really made a difference in our communities.
"So many of you have done Preston proud and I would like to offer my personal thanks for every action you have taken, no matter how small, to support others through this time. I look forward to receiving a great many nominations."