From adaptive martial arts to support for people with HIV, the achievements of people from Bristol's disabled, ethnic minority and LGBT+ communities will be celebrated at the second Bristol Diversity Awards on Saturday 19 May.
Video report by Caron Bell
Here is a snapshot of some of those being recognised.
Gina Hopkins has dystonia - a neurological muscle disorder. But she found martial arts so helpful that she and husband Chris set up a club especially for disabled people. An effort that's seen Gina nominated for the Positive Role Model Award for Disability.
I am absolutely honoured. It means a lot for me personally and for Adaptive Martial Arts. I haven't been able to work. I can still give back to the community, create employment through adaptive martial arts, and that has been the best thing in my life to date.
Gina and her husband Chris run the Adaptive Martial Arts group which works with adults and children in Bristol and Bath. It's been nominated in the organisation category of the Bristol Diversity Awards.
Dr Zainab Khan is also up for a Positive Role Model Award - this time in the Race and Ethnicity Category. Based at the University of the West of England, Zainab is the curator of Equity, a new programme of coaching and workshops for black, Asian and minority ethnic students, to improve graduate outcomes.
I was delighted. It's been a really fantastic time for us here at UWE in terms of the work we've been doing on race equality. And to get that nomination at the end of the year is really special.
Bristol's HIV support charity Brigstowe is up for an LGBT Organisation award. Its staff say that Bristol's 1,000-strong HIV community still face discrimination.
With things like that you have your money being affected, your housing. We see people experiencing discrimination in the workplace. And people need support. It can still be quite challenging in a lot of ways.
89-year-old civil rights campaigner Roy Hackett will be presented with an award for race equality. He was involved in the Bristol Bus boycott of 1963, which was called when the Bristol Bus Company refused to employ black drivers and conductors.
He went on to co-found the St Paul's Carnival. He says he's inspired by campaigners who went before him.
I always said, it's for me who inherited it. But it's a great deal of people who brought me to inherit this. And that's a fact. I don't do it on my own. And I wouldn't turn round and say 'me me me'. No. It's not me, it's we. Because they helped me a great deal.