Community Awards 2017

At OneFamily we’re passionate about helping our customers and their communities. Last year our Community Awards funded 65 projects which included music therapy for people with Alzheimer’s, therapy rooms and spaces, sports equipment and much more.

The OneFamily Foundation Community Awards public vote is now open - vote for your favourite projects by midday, Wednesday 6th September 2017.

You must be over 18 to vote and you can vote for as many projects as you like, but only one vote per project.

Community Awards 2017

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Key dates for 2017

Nominations Open




Nominations Close




Voting Opens




Voting Closes




Winners Announced





About the projects

Four project categories

Active Living - Projects that will help the people in your local area to be fit and happy.

Community Groups - A category for any project that makes a positive difference for the people in your community.

Health, Disability & Social Care - For projects that help people with mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities or those in respite care.

Lifelong Learning - For projects that encourage learning something new at any age.

Three funding levels

A nominated project had three funding options to choose from:

Up to £5,000
Up to £10,000
Up to £25,000

Helping you with your project

Handy guides with tips and advice to help you through the Community Awards journey.

Download this useful guide on how to raise the profile of your project during the voting stage of Community Award here.

Community Awards in action

We’ve supported projects such as an Alzheimer’s choir, created therapeutic spaces at a hospice and much more. Find out for yourself by viewing our winners' stories.

Every vote counts

Winning projects will be those that receive the most votes in their category. Anyone can vote so shout about your project and rally the votes!

View this years project categories

Active Living category image


Projects that encourage an active, healthy lifestyle, such as community gardening schemes or equipment for sports clubs.

Community Groups category image


Projects that benefit the community, but do not fit into the other categories, such as creating community spaces or social groups for the elderly.

Health, Disability & Social Care category image

Health, Disability & Social Care

Projects that provide valuable care for those who need it most, such as new equipment for therapy groups or creating accessible sensory spaces.

Lifelong Learning Category Image


Projects that focus on learning new skills, such as IT workshops, groups offering educational programmes or skills training programmes.

Meet our winners

  • Total Recall Memories Choir
  • Wakefield Hospice
  • Mighty Mountain Bike Fund
  • Exmouth Gig Rowing Club
Total Recall Memories Choir 5k Award Winner 
Total Recall Memories Choir

The Dundee-based choir won £5,000 to appoint a musical director, helping those suffering with Alzheimer’s and dementia to find their voice.

Wakefield Hospice 5k Award Winners 
Wakefield Hospice

The West Yorkshire based hospice won £5k to create a new garden for patients and visitors to make use of.

Mighty Mountain Bike Fund 5k Award Winners 
Mighty Mountain Bike Fund

The Wadebridge Primary Academy in Cornwall won £5k to develop their mountain bike track for children of all abilities to use.

Exmouth Gig Rowing Club 25k Award Winner 
Exmouth Gig Rowing Club

Exmouth Gig Rowing Club received £25,000 to build a new Cornish gig boat to encourage people of all ages in the area to get involved in the sport.

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