Let’s Honour Those Heroes Who Challenged Hate in the Pandemic

We are finally coming through to some sense of ‘normality’ after the Covid pandemic. However, even as we speak, there is a rise in Covid infections in England as new variations of the Omicron strain take root in our country.

We know that the pandemic meant that more people went online and sometimes consumed web-sites that promoted conspiracy theories and antisemitic, anti-Muslim or LGBTQ hate. The level of hate incidents rose during the first quarter of the pandemic, between April-July 2020. Groups such as the Community Security Trust and Tell MAMA, for example, recorded spikes in online hate that affected both Jewish and Muslim communities.

We are also aware that many individuals were instrumental in working with others to challenge hatred and those groups spreading intolerance when the pandemic took initial root in April 2020. 

Which is why we are keen on ensuring that they are honoured and nominated for recognition at the 2022 No2H8 Awards.

Therefore, if you know of such an individual, do consider nominating them when nominations open on Monday the 18th of July. We will be circulating the nomination link on that day and thereafter.

We are Launching the 2022 Annual No2H8 Awards in the Coming Months


So much time has elapsed since the last No2H8 Awards event in 2019. A pandemic has come and gone, the world has changed and many of us could not get together for 2 years to enjoy each other’s company or to celebrate community events.

With the worst of the pandemic behind us, we are proud to announce that that the No2H8 Awards will be held in November 2022. It is our collective chance to honour the best of our communities and the best of those within who stand against hatred, prejudice and intolerance.

We will also be announcing our media partners for the No2H8 Awards in due course and we wanted to highlight the key nomination dates where members of the public can nominate an individual or an organisation for one of the Award categories, The 2019 winners are listed here.

Nominations will open on the 18th of July 2022 and they will close on the 9th of September 2022.

Watch out for links to the nomination forms and in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss any matter related to the No2H8 Awards.