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 Tuesday 12 November at 7pm during Locality Convention ’19 evening reception.

How to apply

Applications for the six categories open to community organisations are now closed, however, Locality members can still nominate a Local Authority for the Keep it Local Award!

Keep it Local Award
Sponsored by Lloyds Bank Foundation
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.

Please submit your nominations for the Keep it Local Award by 27 June 2019.

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Awards categories

View the full list of our Locality Awards ’19 categories

Power of Community Award
Sponsored by Investors in the Community
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
Sponsored by Unity Trust Bank
This award celebrates a community organisation whose support has had a significant impact on changing local people’s lives.

Bringing Communities Together Award
Sponsored by Endsleigh
This award celebrates a community organisation who brings diverse communities/groups together, creating places where everyone belongs.

Partnership Award
Sponsored by CCLA
This award celebrates a community organisation who has successfully built partnerships with other community organisations or across different sectors (i.e. public, private) to create change and benefit local people.

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

Save our Spaces Award
Save our Spaces is Locality’s campaign to save our much-loved publicly owned buildings and spaces from being sold off for private use.

This award celebrates an organisation who saved a publicly owned space (i.e. library, youth centre, allotment, public swimming pool etc) for the benefit of their community.

Keep it Local Award
Sponsored by Lloyds Bank Foundation
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.

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
  • professional video of their organisation and work

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

Locality Awards ’19 are sponsored by: