Find out more about the 2019 Groundwork Community Awards Finalists. Thirty projects were shortlisted across ten categories.
Best community contribution to sport or physical activity
The Community Integrated Care Learning Disability Super League gives people with learning disabilities and autism the opportunity to play an adapted version of Rugby League
Best community garden or greenspace
The Allotment Angels project is part of the Include Me 2 Club SCIO - an award-winning volunteer-led Scottish charity working with children, young people and adults who have additional support needs and disabilities
Auchinleck Community Development Initiative (ACDI) are the driving force behind a community garden in the heart of a rural ex-coalfield village of Auchinleck
Friends of Friarwood Valley Gardens is a voluntary community group that was formed in 2012 to restore and preserve Pontefract's Valley Gardens, an urban green space which had suffered decades of neglect.
Best community group contribution to health and wellbeing
Community group contribution to environmental sustainability
Community group contribution to community cohesion
Community group contribution to education or employment
The Family Trust is a Kent-based Christian children and young people’s charity. In 2018 they engaged with over 50,000 children through activities and initiatives. They are inclusive of all those with faith and those with none
Oakwell Rise Primary Academy works in strong partnership with the community to develop the education, provision and opportunities available to pupils, parents/carers, families and the wider community.
Community leader of the year
Danny Barnes is the founder of ‘Acknowledging Youths CIC’ – an organisation that supports young people to improve their lives by providing education, training and employment opportunities
Best community partnership with business
The Grange Centre is a charity and social enterprise for people with disabilities providing services supporting people with learning disabilities to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
Market Rasen Station Community Project CIC is a community group initiative that was formed to renovate the town’s former railway station for community and business use.
Young community leader of the year
Mima Letts is the Founder and Director of Tree Sparks, a social enterprise on a mission to dispel the myths surrounding forestry and help grow the next generation of forestry and environmental leader
Community group of the year - all round achievement award
Stevenage Against Domestic Abuse (SADA) provides advice, guidance and support to individuals and their families who have experienced domestic abuse, led by victims and survivors themselves.
Liverpool Six Community Association is a community centre that provides a range of services for the whole community under one roof, supporting both families and individuals who are in need
Springboard Opportunity Group is a community-based charity supporting children from birth to five-years with disabilities and additional needs, and their families.