Active Living

Keeping fit and healthy is essential for physical and mental wellbeing, which is why we support projects that encourage an active lifestyle for all ages.

From volunteering with a local gardening project to being a member of your local athletics club, a project within this category can come in all shapes and sizes such as:

  • Community gardening schemes
  • Providing accessible sports facilities
  • A sports club looking to buy new equipment

2017 Community Awards Winners

Meet this year's winning projects.

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£5,000 Community Award winner 2016

This Cornish school won a £5,000 Community Award to extend their mountain bike track. In doing so, the school is able to offer more road safety lessons and training opportunities for children of all ages and abilities in a safe and controlled environment.


“The children are ecstatic about winning the award and we’re so grateful to everyone who voted for us. They absolutely love the bike track so it’s great that we’re now able to make it accessible to everyone.”

Fiona Charman, teaching assistant

Wadebridge Primary School, £5,000 winner

Mighty Mountain Bike Fund

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Other Community Award Categories


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

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.


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