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.

2017 Community Awards Winners

Meet this year's winning projects.

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About our Community Awards

Support for great local causes

Through our OneFamily Foundation Community Awards we give back to our customers and their communities. Customers nominate a community project that's close to their heart and award winners are determined by a public vote.

The OneFamily Foundation

Learn more about the work of the OneFamily Foundation and the other programmes we run here.

Community Awards in action

We’ve supported  an Alzheimer’s choir, a hospice and many more projects. Find out for yourself with our winners' stories.

Project funding levels 2017

This year's projects had three funding options to choose from:

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

Community Award categories 2017

Active Living
Community Groups
Health, Disability & Social Care
Lifelong Learning

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.

Previous winners' stories

  • Wakefield Hospice
  • Mighty Mountain Bike Fund
  • Exmouth Gig Rowing Club

Community Award Winners

Wakefield Hospice

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

Community 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.

Community Award Winners

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.