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Community Awards are open!

Posted in: Foundation Last updated: 12 Oct 2016
Chewton Mendip - recently awarded funding to build a tyre park for pupils and the local community

Nominations for the OneFamily Foundation Community Awards are open until Wednesday 26th October 2016.

It feels like only yesterday since the first round of the OneFamily Foundation Community Awards 2016 back in June. Last month saw the launch of the second round and they’re bigger than ever! We’ve almost doubled the number of awards available with a total of £360,000 up for grabs and introduced an entirely new category, Developing Skills.

New category – Developing Skills


This new category will enable individuals to acquire skills that will benefit the wider community. The award will fund the training costs of seven people and provide them with funding of up to £5,000 each. The winners will be decided by a public vote.

Updated category - Education

We’ve split this category into two groups; those with fewer than 500 students, and those with more than 500 students.  Don’t be fooled by the name, this award is open to all centres of education, not just schools, and is designed to benefit projects that support full or part-time education.

How do they work?

OneFamily customers with active policies can nominate projects for a Community Award of up to either £5,000 or £25,000.

Each nomination is reviewed by a member of our customer engagement team and once they’ve been approved, the nominated projects enter a public vote. Winners are announced on Wednesday 14th December once all of the votes have been verified.

You can find out more on how the award's work here. For more information on the individual project categories, click on the category name in the table below.

Nominations close Wednesday 26th October 2016 at midday.

Categories and funding available:

 Education (split <500 and >500)  2x £25,000  16x £5,000
 Health, Disability & Social Care  1x £25,000  8x £5,000
 Sports and Social Groups  1x £25,000   8x £5,000
 Youth & Affiliated Organisations  1x £25,000  8x £5,000
 Developing Skills  - 7x £5,000

If you are a OneFamily customer and would like to nominate a project for a Community Award you can apply here before midday 26th October 2016.