“I’d like to congratulate all our finalists on winning their award and thank them for being such an inspiring voice and example for local people. It’s important that we celebrate the doers and change-makers who are working tirelessly in their local communities to improve the lives of people and sustain the services that are so important to our quality of life. We’re delighted that the Groundwork Community Awards have provided a platform to showcase the amazing work that groups across the UK are doing to make their local areas better places to live.”Graham Duxbury, Groundwork CEO
Winners of the Groundwork Community Awards 2019 were revealed on Thursday 21 November at a ceremony designed to recognise and celebrate the work of local community heroes.
Thirty finalists from up and down the UK attended the ceremony, hosted by BBC presenter Georgina Burnett, to crown the eleven winners who work tirelessly to be the change they want to see in their local community.
Ten awards were on offer and in addition, all groups were up for the ‘People’s Choice’ award where the winner was chosen via an online vote.
Groundwork, a national charity who works across the UK to support communities to change places and change lives, launched its awards in 2017 to honour small community groups making a big difference to everyone’s quality of life and to celebrate and reward groups who often get little recognition and support.
The awards received over 750 nominations, reflecting the huge diversity of projects and services that delivered by community volunteers.