The Groundwork Community Awards

In villages, towns and cities across the UK people are coming together to do extraordinary things. Groundwork’s Community Awards honour those small groups making a big difference to our quality of life.

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Award Categories

Group Awards

Best community garden or green space award logo

Community Green Space

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Community cohesion award logo

Community Cohesion

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Improving Health and Wellbeing

Environmental sustainability award logo

Environmental Sustainability

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Education or employment award logo

Education or Employment

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Sport or Physical Activity award logo

Best Community Sport Project

Fields in Trust logo
Best partnership with business award logo

Partnership with Business

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Community Group of the Year award logo

Community Group of the Year

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Individual Awards

Community Leader of the Year award logo

Leader of the year

Young Community Leader of the Year award logo

Young Leader of the Year

Marks and Spencer logo

The People's Choice Award

In addition to the 10 main categories there is a special category, the People’s Choice award. The winner of this category is selected by a public vote from the finalists.

2019 Winner: Taylor Made Dreams

The 2019 People’s Choice winner was Taylor Made Dreams. With nearly 20% of the overall vote, Taylor Made Dreams captured the hearts of the nation with their magic and determination to create miracles and dreams for those who need them the most

The 2019 Groundwork Community Awards

Community Groups Shortlisted
Community Groups Nominated
People's Choice Votes

The winners of the Groundwork Community Awards 2019 were announced on 21 November 2019 at a ceremony designed to recognise and celebrate the work of local community groups making a big difference where they live.

Thirty finalists from up and down the UK were invited to the ceremony at the Royal Horseguards Hotel to crown the ten winners who work tirelessly to be the change they want to see in their local community.

BBC presenter and Groundwork Ambassador, Georgina Burnett, was on hand to announce the winners.

Highlights of the 2019 awards