|The Big Society is about moving power away from central government and giving it to local communities and individuals.The Big Society Award has been created to recognise individuals, groups or organisations that are demonstrating the Big Society in their work or activities.
Make a nomination
The award focuses upon three specific areas:
- Promoting social action – people being, and being encouraged to be, be more involved in their communities through giving time, money and other resources.
- Empowering communities – local people taking control of how things are done in their area and being helped to do this by local government and others.
- Opening up public services – public sector organisations and individuals demonstrating innovative ways of delivering public services and charities, social enterprises and private companies showing new ways of delivering public services.
Anyone can make a nomination for an individual or group to be recognised with an award. Just fill out the nomination form and submit to the email address supplied.
You may wish to read our nomination guidance notes before completing the form.
Big Society Awards – nomination form guidance notes
Big Society Awards – nomination form
Big Society Award winners
Read about the people, groups and organisations that have received awards for making a difference in their communities through social enterprise.
Shelley Community Association – Yorkshire and Humberside
Old Vic Tunnels – London
Make a Difference - South East
WhyNotChange - North West
HERO (Holistic Enterprise Realising Opportunities) - North West
FoodCycle - London
Biddick Hall Community Focus Group – North East
Altogether Better – Yorkshire and Humberside
Greenwich Leisure Ltd – London
Kendray Initiative - Yorkshire and Humberside
CREATE – Yorkshire and Humberside
Central Surrey Health – South East