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2017 Community Sport and Recreation Awards

2017 Community Sport and Recreation Awards Terms and Conditions

1. Members of the Sport and Recreation Alliance and any club, group, association or organisation (hereafter referred to as club) affiliated to, or representing a member of the Alliance, are eligible to enter, or be nominated for an award.

2. Previous winners of an award category in 2016 are not eligible to enter the same award category.

3. Clubs which a Sport or Recreation Alliance staff member has an interest in are not eligible to enter.

4. Entries will only be accepted via the online form on the Sport and Recreation Alliance website and must be received no later than Sunday 30 April 2017.

5. Only one entry per award category is permitted, but entries will be accepted in more than one category.

6. The Sport and Recreation Alliance internal judging panel will shortlist a maximum of 6 entries for each award category to be presented to an external judging panel. 

7. An external judging panel will select the award winners from the shortlist based on the aforementioned criteria. It is intended that the panel will consist of representatives from the Sport and Recreation Alliance, sponsors and leading sports figures depending on availability.

8. Following standard industry practice, the Sport and Recreation Alliance will undertake some due diligence including background checks of the shortlisted candidates to verify the information disclosed in applications.

9. The winners will be announced at the Community Sport and Recreation Awards in July 2017 and all category winners will be invited.

10. The judges’ decision as to the winners is final. No correspondence relating to the awards will be entered into.

11. All submitted material as part of the application process may be used to promote future awards and the general work of the Alliance

12. Winners must agree to take part in any post-award publicity if required.

13. The Sport and Recreation Alliance reserves the right to: (i) vary the opening and closing times for making entries and to vary the date of the announcement of the awards. (ii) disqualify any entrant who breaches the rules or has acted fraudulently in any way. (iii) cancel or vary the awards or any of the selection processes or criteria, at any stage, if in its opinion it is deemed necessary or if circumstances arise outside its control.

14. The Sport and Recreation Alliance will not provide the personal details of anyone entering the awards to external organisations without their express permission.

15. Nominators and entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and bound by them.

16. Below is a list of the five awards, full criteria details can be found in the category criteria document below. 

  • Professional Community Programme of the Year Award - £1,000 
  • Innovative Project Award - £1,000 
  • Volunteering Award - £1,000
  • Added Social Value Award - £1,000 
  • Mental Health Award- £1,000

2017 Community Sport and Recreation terms and conditions

2017 Sport and Recreation Awards Category Criteria

The Professional Footballers' AssociationProfessional Community Programme of the Year Award

The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) was formed on 2nd December 1907 and is the world’s longest established professional sportsperson’s union.

The aims of the PFA are to protect, improve and negotiate the conditions, rights and status of all professional players by collective bargaining agreements.

We have also been successful in initiating a unique Community Programme and anti-racism campaigns as well as working with the Football League, the Premier League, the Football Association and the Football Foundation on charity and community initiatives.

Substance Added Social Value Award 

Substance is a research and technology consultancy specialist in working with the sport; sport for development and outdoor recreation sectors. The Substance core team is made up of highly-experienced social researchers, technologists and programme managers. They share an ambition to help organisations that do good think smarter and have a greater impact.

Their work is designed to help organisations:

  • Evaluate projects and programmes, using insights to improve delivery and the outcomes achieved.
  • Understand which participants are most likely to benefit from their services.
  • Develop strategies to engage with new target markets.
  • Measure success against organisational and programme aims and objectives.
  • Make the case for future investment.

Join In - Volunteering Award

Join In is part of the Sport and Recreation Alliance. Through their campaigns and on-the-ground network, Join In promotes brilliant opportunities for people to volunteer in their local communities and at flagship sporting events. Their aim is to increase the amount of volunteers in community sport and help more people to get active.

Hiscox - Mental Health Award

This award is sponsored by Hiscox. Hiscox is an international specialist insurance and reinsurance company with offices in 14 countries, over 1,600 staff and customers around the world. In the UK, Hiscox use their underwriting expertise gained over the last 100 years to provide not-for-profit organisations, businesses and high net worth clients with insurance that is tailored to suit their individual and often complex insurance needs.

Hiscox is working with Perkins Slade to provide specialist insurance to UK sporting associations and clubs, from grassroots to nationwide organisations.

Our 2017 Community Sport and Recreation Awards are now open for entries. We are looking for those clubs, organisations and initiatives who are doing truly great work in their local communities and have 5 categories for you to enter this year (full details below). 

Entry is free and simple and each category winner will receive £1,000 to help boost their work. We are looking for organisations that provide youngsters with a pathway from playgrounds to active adulthood, clubs that make sure that their helpers and volunteers are supported and encouraged to keep developing. Our category winners will be a perfect advert for how the sport and recreation sector enriches lives and communities. 

Deadline for entries is Sunday 30 April, so what are you waiting for, download the entry form now and share the great work you are doing. Be in it to win – and walk away with £1,000!


Professional Community Programme of the Year Award - sponsored by The Professional Footballers' Association

The Professional Community Programme of the Year Award will be awarded to an inspirational club or group that, through their activities or exciting community project, has increased participation in sport and recreation. This award-winning project might have targeted specific groups that are less likely to participate in physical activity and engaged with them in such a way that has helped make a difference to the lives of its local community. 

Added Social Value Award - sponsored by Substance

The Added Social Value Award will be awarded to a club, organisation or group that has really worked to unite a community and help deliver extra skills or abilities to those who become involved, and possibly even deal with antisocial issues in the area through the medium of sport or physical activity.

Volunteering Award - sponsored by Join In

The Volunteering Award will go to a club that has an amazing volunteering programme that can be seen by other clubs and organisations as a role model for them to adapt. The winner will have made volunteering accessible and have encouraged people from all backgrounds to get involved, making sure that the volunteers felt highly valued for their contributions. 

Mental Health Award - sponsored by Hiscox

The Mental Health Award will be awarded to a club or organization that has used the power of sport and recreation to promote wellbeing, with a special focus on encouraging physical activity and social interaction for the contribution to good mental health.

Innovation Project Award

The Innovative Project Award will be presented to a club that has created a new initiative, campaign or programme that has driven both participation and frequency to underrepresented groups to sport or physical activity. 

2016 Winners

Click here to find out more about the 2016 Community Sport and Recreation winners.