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Monday 7 March 2011

Big Society Awards

Big Society Awards 2011The 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