Peter received the prize, which is supported by Land Rover, at the House of Commons and in front of a number of distinguished guests - including World Cup winner Jason Robinson.
Peter, who used to turn out for Bolton Rugby Club, was forced into retirement by a knee problem a few years ago, instead turning his efforts towards community work.
In the last 12 months he has raised £7,000 for the club via grants, organised coaching in local schools, arranged hate crime awareness seminars, forged close links with Sale Sharks and much more.
And Gore, who is now Bolton RUFC deputy junior chairman, has done all this while battling depression and anxiety -an achievement for which he was honoured at the home of British politics.
"I'm shocked, it's the first thing I've ever won in my life," he said. "It just reflects on how important the community is to Bolton and how much work we put in.
"It might be me getting the award, but we have an entire team who go out with the children who it is also for. That is what we need to do - it's the whole idea of rugby to give something back.
"For a junior club like Bolton, being so involved within the community is the only way we survive.
"I suffer badly from depression and anxiety, which caused me to lose my job a few years ago.
"To be able to go and work with the young children at school in Bolton who have mental health issues and to see the difference in them, giving something back and seeing the smiles on their faces, those moments are just worth everything."
The award itself is designed to reward a person who delivers a significant social change in their community and Richard Duncan, sponsorship and partnership manager of Land Rover UK, was in no doubt they found someone who has done exactly that.
"Any one of the entries nominated could have won. The amount of volunteer hours they have put in is unbelievable," he said.
"It's almost like a full-time job for some of them, all in their own time, and I think we have a very worthy winner.
"I think community rugby wouldn't be the same without volunteers. They play a hugely important role both for the game and for their local communities.
"The clubs wouldn't be where they are without giving back to the local communities. There would be fewer fans in the seats, and we wouldn't be seeing as many of the stars of tomorrow coming through."