This section includes details of international, national and local award programmes which are directly and indirectly related to crime and community safety in the UK.
International award programmes
Herman Goldstein Award - in honour of the man responsible for the development of the problem oriented policing theory, this award recognises innovative and effective problem-oriented policing (POP) projects that have achieved measurable success in resolving specific crime, disorder or public safety problems faced by the police and the community.
European Crime Prevention Network Awards - Aims to reward the best European crime prevention project and is open to any project, initiative or package of measures that aims to reduce crime and/or fear of crime within the specified theme. Encourages entries from local authorities, the police, educational institutions, community groups, sports clubs, youth organisations, business community, probation service, neighbourhood watch schemes, parish councils, public transport operators and voluntary organisations/groups. Please contact Maria.Athayde3@Homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk or Georgina.Mallows@Homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk for more details.
National award programmes
Tilley Awards - A Home Office run scheme recognising outstanding projects aimed at reducing crime or improving community safety. Applications are invited from local authorites, voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations or any organisatios working within crime and/or community safety at a local level. Projects are assessed according to the SARA methodology and successful projects attend an award ceremony held in the House of Commons.
Big Society Awards - Established to recognise, showcase and connect a broad network of organisations and individuals whose work exemplifies the core principles of the Big Society.
Association of Crime Intelligence Analysts (ACIA) Award - Recognising and rewarding excellence in the field of crime and intelligence analysis in the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands. The awards are open to any crime or intelligence analyst, researcher or team, working in the public or private sector. Anyone can nominate an analyst or researcher for an award including analysts or researchers themselves. The awards are open to ACIA members and non-members alike and are free to enter.
Mayor's Safer Parks Award - Recognises and promotes new and existing good practice in tackling antisocial behaviour and increasing safety in London's parks. A key part is community involvement and the award acknowledges the role people and organisations can have in making a truly successful park.
National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) Quality Award - Awards quality of service offered to voluntary and community groups by local support and development organisations that are members of NAVCA. The NAVCA approved award is assessed against the NAVCA Performance Standards and once awarded, the Quality Award is valid for three years.
Purple Flag Award - Recognising excellence in the management of town and city centres at night. Purple Flag aims to raise standards and improve the quality of our towns and cities at night. Just as Blue Flag is an indicator of a good beach, Purple Flag is set to become the indicator of where to go for a good night out and will bring positive publicity for successful town and city centres.
Best Bar None Award - Supported by the Home Office, this scheme is aimed at promoting responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises. Piloted in Manchester in 2003, it was found to improve standards in the night time economy and has now been adopted by 100 towns and cities across the UK and internationally. The aim of Best Bar None is to reduce alcohol related crime and disorder in a town centre by building a positive relationship between the licensed trade, police and local authorities.
Guardian Charity Awards - Run annually, the Guardian Charity Awards are open to UK social welfare charities that can demonstrate excellence and achievement in what they do. Eligible charities must have been registered in the UK for more than 2 years and have an annual income of between £5,000 and £1.5 million.
Local award programmes
Andy Ludlow Homelessness Awards - A London based scheme for the prevention of homelessness sponsored by the London Housing Foundation, the 33 London Councils and Shelter. Awards are available for London based projects that improve services to homeless people, prevent homelessness or tackle disadvantage caused by homelessness. The awards are open to council departments, registered social landlords, London NHS and health related organisations, voluntary organisations or a partnership of these agencies.
London Safeguarding Children Award - A London based scheme that celebrates good and promising practice in safeguarding and child protection. The awards aim to highlight innovative ideas and good practice to improve the safeguarding of children in the capital and are open to council departments, London NHS and health related organisations, police departments, voluntary and charitable organisations or a partnership of these agencies.
Spirit of London Award - Recognises unsung young heroes from local communities with award categories including Community Champions (16-25 yrs), National Young Campaigner of the Year and Young London Hero (5-16 yrs).
Award programmes indirectly related to crime and community safety
Business in the Community Award of Excellence - Showcasing the best of responsible business in action. Categories cover a wide range of issues including work experience, collaborative community action, supply chain, climate change, rural communities and sustainable travel.
Philip Lawrence Award - Set up to recognise groups of young people who are doing extraordinary things for their communities. The awards have run since 1997 with the support of the Home Office and the Department for Education.
Community Education Award - Celebrates the efforts of those actively helping children and young people to become positive members of their communities. Organised by the Police Community Clubs of Great Britain, they are aimed at UK schools and pupil referral units that use education to encourage good citizenship and responsible decision-making.
Sheila McKecknie Foundation Campaigner Award - Recognises inspirational campaigners who would benefit from getting some tailored support from the SMK Campaigner Awards Programme. The Sheila McKecknie Foundation invites applications or nominations for committed individuals who are campaigning for sustainable solutions to social, economic and/or environmental issues that matter.
Sheila McKecknie Be the Change Award - recognises and celebrates people who have dedicated themselves to tackling the root causes of injustice and unfairness, and who have made a difference. Nominees may be household names or may be unknown to the wider public and their track record in effective campaigning may be at a local, national or global level.
LGA Reputation Award - Recognises local authorities that have demonstrated outstanding communications work to help improve council reputation throughout the year.
Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award - Run in almost 2000 schools, colleges and youth organisations throughout London and Essex, the scheme rewards and recognises initiatives which enable schools and youth organisations to celebrate the achievements of their young people as well as receive additional funding.
IARS Research and Leadership Award - Set up to celebrate, remember and reward people and initiatives that have taken place in response to the riots of August 2011, that have helped communities believe in themselves and take leadership over their own problems and solutions.
Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize - Annual prize of £1,000 is awarded to an individual woman who has, through writing or campaigning, raised awareness about violence against women and children, and a group award for an outstanding contribution from women's groups or organisations to combat the prevalence of male violence.
Safer Business Award - A scheme developed by the Association of Business Crime Partnerships (ABCP) to ensure that there are nationally recognised and accepted standards for the management and operation of business crime reduction partnerships. To ensure those standards are maintained, partnerships are inspected by ABCP before being accredited.
If you run a local award programme, or know of other local, national or international award programmes which may be relevant to include on this page, please email the Community Safety Unit at CSPenquiries@Homeoffice.gov.uk
The information on this page is not intended to be a complete list of other award programmes. Unless stated otherwise, inclusion on this page does not imply that the Home Office supports or funds or in any way distinguishes the award programmes featured on this page, above and beyond any other award opportunities. The award programmes featured on this page are presented to assist community safety practitioners working within crime and community safety and to share helpful information to relevant parties.
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