ORGANISATIONS across Keighley have been nominated for a national accolade.

The Levelling Up Goals Awards, backed by leading businesses, recognise bodies committed to creating a ‘level playing field’ for people to achieve life and job opportunities as Britain recovers from the pandemic.

MPs nationally have nominated organisations from their constituencies in the awards scheme, which covers 14 different categories.

Nominees put forward by Keighley MP Robbie Moore include University Academy Keighley, People First Keighley and Craven and Keighley College.

The awards have cross-party parliamentary backing and are co-chaired by former public health minister and ‘loneliness champion’ Seema Kennedy and Peter Gibson, MP for Darlington.

Mr Moore, who is parliamentary chairman of the Levelling Up Goals group, said: “Levelling up is one of the main priorities for this Government, something which I am proud to play a part in as the parliamentary chair of the Levelling Up Goals team. And the Keighley and Ilkley constituency plays a huge part in that.

“There are many great organisations and individuals across the constituency who are playing a vital role in the levelling up agenda.

“I hope to see many of these recognised during the awards.”

Categories include successful school years, health and wellbeing and closing the digital divide.

The awards are sponsored by the Harrison Centre for Social Mobility, which supports organisations across the UK that work with young people to achieve their potential.