We want to recognise the community groups that are doing great things to bring people from different ages and backgrounds together to tackle issues.

About the Best Community Contribution to Community Cohesion award

Shared community projects have been shown time and time again to be one of the most effective ways of reducing fear, mistrust and conflict in local areas and many voluntary groups are tackling challenging issues in creative ways with inspiring results.

2019 Shortlisted Projects

Vee’s Place (Winner)

Vee’s Place is a community initiative that works to bring the community closer together through a range of innovative projects.

Connors Toy Library

Connors Toy Library is a charity that provides play and stay sessions, toy loan and 1:1 support for hard to reach and vulnerable families in the local community.

Heston West Big Local

Heston West Big Local is a community group that encourages, inspires and helps local people to live healthier and happier lives.

2018 Shortlisted Projects

CDA Herts (Winner)

The CDA Herts community garden in St Albans has been developed for communities to have their own garden areas to provide a safe space to enjoy working and support of each other.  It also welcomes other organisations to provide advice and support to garden users and use the garden to support other charities.

Awaaz FM

Awaaz FM started in 2008 and has worked to engage the local community in heritage, arts, culture and theatre projects through activities, workshops and community events.

Grow 73

Grow 73 is a community gardening group who have recently been awarded charitable status for their work to bring the different generations together through shared gardening activities, environmental improvements and events.