Nominations Process


The second major event is the return of the Spirit of Recovery Awards, a powerful and uplifting celebration of the achievements of local people in recovery and the people and organisations which support them. We are honoured to recognise the hard work and dedication of these individuals as they continue to work towards a better future. This event is a chance to come together as a community and celebrate the remarkable achievements which have been made over the past year. This year’s event will be held at the Nottingham Contemporary followed by an after-party at Cafe Sobar, with special guest DJ, Adamski!


Nominations will open on 11th September so please check back then!

For submitting your nomination you have two options to choose from:

Sponsorship Opportunities

There still sponsorship opportunities available, with packages ranging from £100 -£1000, so if you or a business you’re involved with would be interested in supporting this very special event, please email to find out more.

Award Categories

Volunteer of the Year

Tell us about anyone who goes above and beyond in giving up their time and energy to support the recovery field. This may be someone who is in recovery themselves and is passionate about giving something back or it may be someone who makes an extra effort to support those in recovery and the field in general.

Mentor of the Year (x2)

Tell us about a current mentor in the city or county who is exceptional! Someone who has not only made remarkable personal progress but who is also giving back to others in recovery. How are they excelling in their learning and development of supporting those in recovery?

Employment Award

Tell us about an employer or supportive individual who stands out from the rest by the support they give to those in recovery on the journey to employment. This may be because they offer training and employment opportunities or they help to break down stigma and change attitudes around working with people in recovery.

Recovery Team Award

Tell us about a group, team or special project that go out of their way to support recovery. A group that are striving to do different and exciting things to support the recovery community. What is it that they do so well?

Exceptional Recovery Worker

Tell us about a truly fantastic worker in the recovery field who deserves to be recognised for the hard work they do in supporting recovery.

Community Champion Award

Tell us about a person or people who are making a real social impact in the field of recovery. A person or group who works tirelessly to champion local communities and society in general. How do they do this?

Partnership Award

Tell us about an individual, business or organisation who has embraced the vision of what Double Impact is trying to achieve by providing specific support to our organisation and its various projects.

Extraordinary Achievement Award (x2)

Tell us about an individual who has made great strides in their recovery, someone who has surpassed all expectations and is achieving remarkable things. What is it that they have achieved and how have they done this? Please nominate 2 people for this award as we will be honouring 2 separate individuals.

Creative Recovery (in memory of Carol Crowe)

Tell us about a creative group, initiative or resource which has enriched yours or others’ recoveries. What makes it special

Online Recovery Resource

Tell us about an online recovery resource which has made a difference to you or your community during or since lockdown. How & why did it help?

Going the Extra Mile Award

Tell us about an individual who always goes the extra mile for others in recovery. Someone who is quietly and humbly making a massive difference to the recovery community without seeking reward or praise and who deserves to be recognised for the amazing things they do.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Tell us about an individual who has made a long term outstanding contribution to the recovery community. A person who champions recovery everywhere they go and who has been a role model and an inspiration to others.