The first ever Jo Cox Cymru Awards will be held later this Summer as people across the Amman Valley are asked to nominate local individuals and organisations who have gone the extra mile in their community.

Sponsored by Eluned Morgan AM, the Community Champions Awards 2018 have been set up as a way of expressing appreciation for community activism across three categories: Community Champion, Tackling Loneliness Champions and Women’s Champion.

Now an Assembly Member for Mid and West Wales, Eluned first worked with Jo, when she was a Member of the European Parliament for the whole of Wales.

Eluned Morgan AM told the South Wales Guardian: “Jo believed that we have more in common than that which divides us and this award was founded to highlight the fantastic work happening all over Wales on the issues Jo cared so deeply about.

“I am really proud to have worked alongside Jo.

"I can think of no better way to celebrate Jo’s legacy or to share her message of unity and compassion that to pay tribute to the kind and selfless acts happening in communities like ours every day.”

Judges include Heart Radio’s Steve Francis and Menna Richards, Former Director of BBC Cymru Wales.

Commenting on the awards, Menna said: "I'm delighted to be involved with the Jo Cox Community Champion Awards. It's vitally important to recognise and celebrate the wonderful work being done by individuals and groups across Wales to support one another and to bring our communities together.”

The closing date for nominations is May 22nd 2018. Submissions must receive the support of your local Assembly Member or Member of Parliament via the website at

Postal forms are available on request by calling 0300 200 7264.