The Groundwork Community Awards highlight the outstanding achievements, milestones and key partnerships that groups have made over the past year.

Our 10 award categories reflect the huge diversity of projects and services being delivered by community volunteers.

The People’s Choice Award

In addition to the 10 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.

Green Space

This award recognises the many benefits that high quality community green spaces bring to their neighbourhoods.

Community Cohesion

This award is for the groups that unite people from different ages and backgrounds to tackle issues together.

Health and Wellbeing

This award recognises the best community group contribution to improving health and wellbeing in their area.

Partnership with Business

Community groups are invited to showcase their business partnerships and how it has added value to their work.

Education or Employment

This award recognises the vital role that community groups play in helping people into work or through creating employment.

Environmental Sustainability

Many solutions to global environmental challenges start with community-led behaviour change at the local level.

Sport or Physical Activity

This award will celebrate the work of local community groups to increase participation in sport and physical activities.

Community Leader of the Year

This award celebrates the inspiring individuals that help communities to improve places and lives.

Young Leader of the Year

This award is for people under the age of 24 who are taking the lead in making their communities better.

Community Group of the Year

This award honours the group that exemplifies what can be done when people work together.

People’s Choice Award

The winner of this category is selected by a public vote from the all of the thirty shortlisted finalists.