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Uncovering Coventry's Hidden Gems 2023

Welcome to the Cov Cares Awards! Coventry’s first ever celebration of our local city centre businesses who bring a sense of belonging and connection to your life. These awards are designed to let you not only celebrate those places that deserve an award, but also share stories of memories and moments when they had a real impact in your life. 

Award Categories - NOMINATE NOW!

Criteria for nominations - A business, venue, charity or organisation in Coventry City Centre. The nominee must be able to attend the finalist evening wc 12th June 2023 and awards ceremony on Wednesday 21st June, 2023.  You can nominate yourself.

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More Than Just a Bank or Building Society

Tell us about a time when you visited a bank or a building society in the city centre and they really showed you that they cared. Click on the image to vote.

More Than Just a Bar or a Nightclub

A bar or a nightclub can be an overwhelming and unpredictable place, but some places in our city center have gone the extra mile to make their community feel safe, welcome and equal. Who are they?

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More Than Just a Cafe or a Restaurant

Is there a cafe or a restaurant that you visit time and time again because of the way they make you feel when you go inside? Somewhere you bring your friends to? Tell us about them.

More Than Just a Shop

Is there a shop where your experience is more than just browsing or buying? Somewhere the staff know you, don’t judge you, and make you feel welcome?

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More Than Just a Venue or Community Space

There are many venues and community spaces in our city centre that would just be a room if it weren’t for the people that bring it alive as a space where you feel like you belong. Maybe a creative space where you have been able to showcase your work, spark an idea or grow your own community.

More Than Just an Employer or Employee

An opportunity for staff members to nominate each other. Who is going the extra mile behind the scenes? 

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Creative Champion

Coventry is brimming with Creativity. Tell us about a place that has lifted up Cov’s creatives. Whether you’re an artist, a musician, an entrepreneur, or a local lover of the arts. Here is an award to celebrate the venues, businesses and spaces that keep Coventry creative.  

Community Champion (Business)

Community is at the heart of Coventry. Running a business doesn't mean you have to care about your community, but some choose to use this opportunity to genuinely care for the people who come into their space. To nominate, tell us if you know who should win this award. 

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Community Champion (Individual)

Whilst some businesses and venues stand out for being a place of connection, these places wouldn’t all be able to achieve that without certain individuals who lead on this to make it happen. Maybe you know someone who has grown a community, idea or skill to make a difference somewhere in our city centre. You can grow their legacy by nominating them for this award. 


Warm Welcome Award

 Tell us about a place where you have been made to feel truly welcome, just the way you are. Share a memory or a moment to nominate them and to help us build the network of welcoming spaces in Coventry.   

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