The Locality Awards celebrate the most dedicated and inspiring people and organisations in the Locality network.
It was fantastic to get the acknowledgement on a national level for a small local service. Team were absolutely blown away - a huge confidence and pride boost.
- Peter Richards, Moving On Durham

Locality members step in when others look away, they fill a need that’s not being met, and create spaces at the heart of our communities where lives are transformed.

The winners of the Locality Awards are selected by an independent panel of judges. The results will be announced at the Locality Awards ceremony on Wednesday 17 November at 7pm during Locality Convention ’21 evening reception.

Applications are now open

Awards categories

Power of Community Award

This award celebrates a community organisation working with local people to shape their own future and to build a fairer society where everyone in the community thrives.

Transforming Lives Award

This award celebrates a community organisation whose support has had a significant impact on changing local people’s lives.

Bringing Communities Together Award

This award celebrates a community organisation who brings diverse communities/groups together, creating places where everyone belongs.

Enterprising Organisation Award
This award celebrates a community organisation that has developed a creative business model that makes them successful and financially resilient.

Keep it Local Award
Keep it Local is Locality’s campaign – in partnership with Lloyds Bank Foundation – calling for councils to move away from bureaucratic commissioning and big outsourcing contracts. This award celebrates an outstanding local authority which has instead created strong local partnerships with local community organisations and worked in an innovative way to unlock the power of its community.

What Locality Award winners receive

Each Locality award winner will receive a:

  • trophy for recognition of their work
  • £1,000 cash prize to invest into their community or organisation

All finalists and their achievements will also be celebrated and promoted throughout the Locality network and may even get a mention in the press!

Eligibility and applying

To be eligible for all Locality Awards (except for the Keep it Local award), organisations must be Locality members with an Essentials or Membership Plus package. To be eligible for the Keep it Local award, organisations must be a local authority.

Eligible members receive the link to apply by email. Please contact us at if you are an eligible member and haven’t received your link or if you are a local authority and would like to apply.