Community Groups

We know that community projects vary immensely in shape and size, so we wanted to create a category which captured all those amazing projects which might otherwise miss out.

Any project that makes a difference to the community is important to us. We support projects that make a positive impact on the community such as:

  • A memorial space within the community
  • Social groups for the elderly
  • Performing arts groups for members of the community

2017 Community Awards Winners

Meet this year's winning projects.

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£5,000 Community Award winner 2016

The Tarner Community Project won a £5,000 Community Award to create the She Sanctuary Girls’ Group, a group which provides vital support for young women in East Sussex. It offers advice on dealing with family or personal issues and difficulties with education and training.


“Lack of support for vulnerable young women in our community is a real problem, but now thanks to this Community Award win, we’ll be able to create a place where they can come and feel safe.”

Joanna Simmons, OneFamily customer

She Sanctuary Girl's Group, £5,000 winner

She Sanctuary Girls

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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 

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 encourage people to engage in an active, healthy lifestyle, such as community gardening schemes or equipment for sports clubs.