BCAc for Services to the Community

This classification is typically for someone that is a pillar of their local community: someone that local residents relate to, rely upon, or seek advice from. Candidates in this category may be long serving, may be helping others whilst suffering adversity themselves, and may just brighten the lives of those they come into contact with. Equally, they may have lobbied for funding for community facilities, driven policy to determine improvement in the locality, or raised funds for community projects. They could be people who look out for neighbours, who care for others, volunteer drivers or local people who just do worthwhile work benefitting others in their community. The British Citizen Award  recognises people who are doing exceptional things for the good of their community who often remain behind the scenes and who are often not normally recognised