Gaining support for your project

Give your project an extra boost

Gaining support for your project can be as simple as reaching out to people in your local community – but if you want to give your project that extra boost, why not step it up a notch and get your local Councillor, MP or a celebrity on board? As well as helping to raise the profile of your project locally, their activity on social media might help you to make some important connections.

If you're in touch with local media, make sure you speak to a member of the Foundation team so we can give you all of the right information to support your project!

2017 Community
Awards Winners

Meet this year's winning projects.

View winners

Useful articles, help guides and videos

Gaining local support for your project and getting the message out there can really make a difference during the voting period. Ask your friends, family and colleagues to help share the love. We advise all projects to make the most of social media and spread the word in their local areas.

Whether you’re looking for inspiration or just need a few tips, our Foundation team have pulled together some how-to guides and tips to help pull your application together.

Troubleshooting guide to voting

If you are receiving an error message when trying to vote for a Community Award project, click here for help »

How to vote for a community project

How to vote for a Community Project...reading this easy step-by-step guide can make life so much easier, so don’t forget to take a look before you fill in your application »

How to spread the word locally

Spreading the word in your community - a key way to build awareness and gain votes for your project, people are more likely to vote for something that’s local to them. Get some help here »

Give your votes a power boost

Click here if you need some new ideas to keep those votes rolling in, our previous award winners have shared some of the techniques they used in the last round to lead them to victory »

Create a Facebook page

Create a Facebook page - this guide will show you how to set up a personal profile (if you don’t already have one) and how to create a specific page to promote your project »

Uploading a video on YouTube

You Tube - if you have a video that represents your project in any way, this is a fantastic piece of content to add to your project page and other places you’re promoting your application »

Social media tips and tricks

This guide will show you some nifty tips and tricks to boosting your presence on social media »

How to create your own memes

Create your own memes - this guide will show you how they can be used to promote your project. Find out more here »

2017 winners announced

We're delighted to announce the 2017 OneFamily Foundation Community Awards winners. Discover if the projects you have supported gained that life changing funding!

Meet all the 2017 winners here

Looking for inspiration?

We're pleased to fund the projects around the UK that you have voted for - from supporting young mothers through breastfeeding to donkey-assisted therapy for disabled riders, families nursing sick children and groups that support mental illness.

Take a minute to look through the details on some of the people and projects that have been helped through the Foundation. We are sure you will agree that there are some truly inspirational people and projects.

Winners' stories

See one of our 2016 winners in action

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General FAQs

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Frequently asked questions

Community Award FAQs

Interested in our Community Awards and looking for more information? Take a look at our FAQs.

Community Award FAQs