Nominating a project
Please refer to the Community Award pages on the website for further guidance including key dates, award categories and a toolkit to help with completing your application.
Who is eligible to apply for a Community Award?
Only OneFamily customers can nominate a project for a Community Award. Your OneFamily policy or product must remain active throughout the Community Awards process. You must be aged 18 or over and be a resident of England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.
I'm a customer but the other members of my nominated project are not, can I still apply?
Yes, the nomination will need to be submitted by a customer, however other members of the project do not need to be customers as well.
The project that I wish to nominate is based overseas, can I apply?
Unfortunately not; all nominated projects must be wholly UK-based.
How do I nominate a project?
Register on the OneFamily website and follow the online application process.
Do I have to nominate my project at the same time as I register?
No, you can register then log back in to nominate at any time throughout the nomination phase.
Are you only able to accept nominations online?
We are also happy to accept nominations in the post please contact us on 0800 37 30 10 or send us an email at [email protected] to request a paper application form to be sent out in the post to you.
Can I nominate more than one project in a Community Award round?
No, we are only able to accept one nomination per customer per round.
When does my project have to start and end by?
Projects must start within two months of being awarded the Community Award and all required funding must be claimed within 12 months of being awarded the Community Award.
What happens once I've submitted my nomination?
You will receive an email confirmation that your nomination has been submitted.
Your nomination will then be reviewed by the Customer Engagement team, who will review your application against our Terms and Conditions.
You will be contacted by email/telephone if any further information is required, and you will be informed as to whether your application has been approved to go on to the public voting stage, or has been declined.
Can I amend my nomination once I have submitted it?
You will not be able to amend specific project details once you have submitted your nomination, however we will be able to amend some details for you, such as project names, contact details, project image and social media links.
I've nominated a project which has gone through to the voting round, how do I gain votes?
You will need to publicise your project within your local community and via social media. All votes need to be made via your project page on the Foundation website. It is important that you provide plenty of information in your application in order to raise the profile of your project. Tips on how to do this effectively can be found on our Community Awards pages.