Putting your project forward is simple...

If you've got a project in mind that you think deserves a chance of winning a Community Award then it's important you know how the Awards work and what you need to do at each stage.

The OneFamily Foundation Community Awards public vote is now open - vote for your favourite projects by midday, Wednesday 6th September 2017.

You must be over 18 to vote, and you can vote for as many projects as you like, but only one vote per project.

Community Awards 2017

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Key dates for 2017

Nominations Open




Nominations Close




Voting Opens




Voting Closes




Winners Announced





How the Community Awards work


  Getting started


Before you do anything you’ll need to register to the OneFamily Foundation. Once you've registered you'll need to verify yourself as a customer. You can do this by visiting your dashboard and entering your OneFamily policy number and postcode. You can find your policy number on any of your OneFamily documents or by calling our customer services team on 0800 373 010.

Download this guide and share with the rest of your team and start planning the perfect nomination.




Choose a category and funding level amount that best suits your project and be ready to provide information about your project, including timescales and costs.

Once you submit your nomination, a member of the OneFamily Foundation team will review your project and may come back with some questions. When the Foundation team agrees that the information you've provided meets the eligibility criteria your project status will be changed to ‘Approved’ and will enter the public vote.

Top tip: If your project is approved then part of the information you've supplied will be used to create your dedicated project page on our website. Make sure you add as much detail as you can when you submit your nomination to give it the best possible chance of getting through to the voting stage.

Project nominations have now closed.



Now you're through to the most important stage of the Community Awards, the public vote.

Anyone over the age of 18 and who is a UK resident can vote - even if they aren't a OneFamily customer.

The voting phase opens at midday on Wednesday 9th August and closes at midday on Wednesday 6th September. After this point, all of the votes will be counted and verified and we'll be in touch to let you know if your project has been successful or not.

Good luck!

Community Awards categories 2017

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.

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