Universal Kindness Awards

Join us for the Universal Kindness Awards, where we celebrate initiatives, individuals, businesses, and organisations that embody compassion, generosity, and empathy, fostering positive change to the farthest reach of our universe.


About the Universal Kindness Awards

At Store with a Heart, we believe in the power of kindness to transform lives and communities. Our Universal Kindness Awards recognise and honour initiatives, individuals, businesses, and organisations that exemplify the spirit of compassion, empathy, and generosity across various spheres. From grassroots movements to corporate social responsibility programs, these remarkable entities inspire us to create a more caring and inclusive life for all. Join us as we come together to celebrate their contributions and amplify the message of kindness that transcends boundaries and inspires collective action.

Award Categories

Recognising extraordinary acts of compassion and generosity, the Universal Kindness Awards honour individuals, businesses, and organisations across various categories, celebrating their remarkable contributions to fostering kindness and positive change in our communities and beyond.

Kindness in Innovation Award

Recognising innovative initiatives, inventions, or approaches from individuals, businesses, or organisations that leverage technology, creativity, or entrepreneurship to promote kindness, inclusivity, and social good.

Animal Welfare Protection Award

Commending individuals, businesses, or organisations dedicated to the welfare and protection of animals, demonstrating compassion and advocacy for the well-being of our furry, feathered, and finned friends.

Corporate Compassion Award

Highlighting corporations or businesses that prioritise corporate social responsibility, ethical practices, and acts of kindness towards employees, customers, and the community, fostering a culture of compassion and care.

Lifetime Achievement in Kindness

Paying tribute to individuals whose lifelong dedication to kindness, empathy, and altruism has left a lasting legacy of love and compassion, inspiring generations to come through their remarkable initiatives, leadership, or philanthropic efforts.

Community Champion Award

Recognising initiatives, individuals, businesses, or organisations that have made a significant impact within their local community through acts of kindness, volunteerism, and community service.

Global Goodness Award

Honouring efforts to positively influence communities on a global scale, promoting cross-cultural understanding and addressing humanitarian challenges worldwide.

Kindness in Action Award

Celebrating individuals or organisations that have demonstrated exceptional courage and compassion in the face of adversity, inspiring others through their resilience and meaningful acts of kindness.

Youth Kindness Ambassador Award

Acknowledging young individuals (under 18) who have shown extraordinary dedication to spreading kindness and making a difference in the lives of others, serving as inspiring role models for their peers and communities.

Nonprofit Impact Award

Recognising nonprofit organisations that have demonstrated outstanding dedication and impact in advancing kindness, compassion, and social justice.

Environmental Stewardship Award

Honouring commitment to protecting and preserving the environment through sustainable practices and acts of kindness towards the planet.

Random Act of Kindness Award

Celebrating spontaneous acts of kindness that inspire positivity and compassion in others.

Education Empowerment Award

Recognising dedication to promoting access to education, empowering learners of all ages, and fostering lifelong learning opportunities.

Mental Wellness Advocate Award

Commending individuals, businesses, or organizations championing mental health awareness, offering support, resources, and destigmatizing mental health challenges.

Inclusive Accessibility Award

Celebrating efforts to create inclusive environments and remove barriers for people with disabilities, ensuring equal access to opportunities, services, and resources.

Arts for Kindness Award

Recognising artists, performers, or cultural organizations leveraging creative expression to inspire empathy, foster understanding, and promote social change through the arts.

Philanthropic Leadership Award

Acknowledging individuals or organisations demonstrating exceptional leadership in philanthropy, mobilizing resources, and driving positive social impact through strategic giving and community investment.

Kindness Journalism Award

Honouring journalists, media outlets, or storytelling initiatives dedicated to highlighting stories of kindness, compassion, and positive social change, promoting empathy and understanding through journalism.

Empowerment Through Sports Award

Commending individuals, teams, or organisations using sports as a platform to promote teamwork, resilience, and personal development, empowering individuals and communities through physical activity and sportsmanship.

Technology for Good Award

Recognising technological innovations, startups, or initiatives leveraging technology for social good, addressing pressing challenges and improving the quality of life for individuals and communities worldwide.

Intergenerational Kindness Award

Celebrating initiatives or individuals bridging generational divides, fostering connections, and promoting mutual respect and understanding between different age groups.


Nominations - now ongoing
End of nominations - 31 December
Announcement of winners - on or after 1 April

How you can participate

There are numerous ways individuals and organisations can contribute to the goals of the Universal Kindness Awards and support the recognition of kindness, compassion, and empathy in our communities. Here are some ways you can get involved:

Nominate for the awards

Anyone can nominate deserving individuals, businesses, initiatives, or organisations for the Universal Kindness Awards. Whether you know a local hero making a difference in your community or an organisation making strides on a global scale, take the time to submit a nomination highlighting their impactful work. Your nomination could provide well-deserved recognition and inspire others to follow their lead in spreading kindness and positivity.


Be an awards judge

Serving as a judge for the Universal Kindness Awards is a meaningful way to contribute your time and expertise to the recognition process. Judges play a crucial role in evaluating nominations, assessing the impact of nominees' contributions, and selecting deserving recipients for each award category. By volunteering as a judge, you have the opportunity to honour remarkable individuals and organisations while helping to uphold the values of kindness and empathy.

Be a financial sponsor of the awards

Financial sponsorship is essential for the success of the Universal Kindness Awards, as it enables the organisation to cover expenses related to venue rental, award trophies, marketing materials, and other operational costs. By becoming a sponsor, individuals or businesses can demonstrate their commitment to promoting kindness and compassion while gaining visibility and recognition within the community. Your financial support can make a significant difference in ensuring the continued celebration of acts of kindness and generosity.


Help spread the word

Sharing information about the Universal Kindness Awards with your friends, family, colleagues, and social networks is a simple yet impactful way to support the initiative. Whether through word of mouth, social media posts, or email newsletters, spreading the word helps raise awareness about the awards and encourages others to get involved. Additionally, you can encourage others to nominate deserving candidates, volunteer as judges, or consider sponsoring the awards themselves. Together, we can amplify the message of kindness and inspire positive change in our communities and beyond.

Fee-free nomination

Do you know someone or something deserving of recognition, but lack the funds to nominate them for an award?

No worries! Nominating for our awards is completely free, as we believe in making kindness and recognition accessible to all.

While there are administrative costs associated with hosting the awards, your financial support is entirely optional. If you're able and willing, you can choose to contribute by nominating and paying a fee, or even becoming one of our official sponsors.

Your generosity or kind participation in ways you can will help us continue spreading kindness and celebrating those who make a difference.

Together, we can do this. 

Encourage kindness

By actively participating in and supporting the Universal Kindness Awards, individuals and organisations can play a vital role in recognising and celebrating acts of kindness, compassion, and empathy, ultimately fostering a more caring and inclusive life for all.