Lifelong Learning

Whether it's a project in existence or a need to develop something new, this category supports projects that give people the opportunity for self-improvement or continuous learning:

  • IT workshops to improve employability chances
  • Voluntary or charity groups offering educational programmes
  • Skills training programmes - such as sign language or first aid.

2017 Community Awards Winners

Meet this year's winning projects.

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£5,000 Community Award winner 2016

The Staffordshire-based charity won £5,000 to offer teenagers and adults the skills and training they need to improve their chances of employment. The charity aims to run technology workshops that its trainees can later use in real life working situations.


“As a small charity this funding will have a huge impact on the services we’re able to provide. Many people in our area struggle to find employment and the new kit we’ve been able to buy will help them build new skills.”

Steven Perry, project coordinator

Access Community Training Project, £5,000 winner

Access Community Training

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Other Community Award Categories


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

Health, Disability & 
Social Care