THE University of Winchester has launched a community award to highlight and reward the contribution of outstanding community organisations or individuals in Hampshire and the surrounding area.

The University of Winchester Community Star Award is open to all organisations and individuals who share the university’s commitment to serving the public good and reflect the institution’s values of intellectual freedom, social justice, diversity, spirituality, individuals matter and creativity.

The award is given out at Winchester Cathedral in October during the graduation ceremonies.

The winner receives a £300 donation to a charity of the award-holder’s choice.

For details about the entry criteria and how to nominate, visit