His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh opens entries for the Community Sport and Recreation Awards 2024

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Sport and Recreation Alliance President, The Duke of Edinburgh, has officially announced that entries are now open for the Community Sport and Recreation Awards 2024.

Speaking at the Alliance’s Annual General Meeting at Guildhall on 12 September, The Duke praised the work of community sport and recreation organisations across the country and encouraged all those involved at grassroots level to continue to build on the momentum they have generated over the last year.

Our awards programme has been running for more than 25 years, celebrating the full breadth and power of sport and recreation, from rowing projects and rugby clubs to inclusive sport charities and climbing centres.

Submitting an entry is simple and free, and we are keen to hear about projects and initiatives that work with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

The eight categories that featured in the Community Sport and Recreation Awards 2023 are returning once more, with each winning project picking up a £1,000 prize at our awards ceremony next year – location and date to be confirmed soon. The eight categories are:

  • Community Club of the Year
  • Diversity and Inclusion Award
  • Going Green Award
  • Inspiration of the Year
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Award
  • Resilience in Adversity Award
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Youth Development Award

The prize money has helped our previous winners to grow and sustain their initiatives by providing them with additional financial resources.

You can view all our winners from the past seven years on our alumni page.

Struggling for inspiration? We’ve put together a top tips document to help you get started with your entry.

Applicants must either be a member of the Sport and Recreation Alliance, be affiliated with a member or work in partnership with a member to be considered for an award. Head to our membership directory for guidance.

For an inside look at last year’s awards ceremony, head to our Instagram and take a look at our story highlights. You can also search the hashtag #CSRAS2023 on X to find out even more from last year.

The deadline for applications is Friday 24 November 2023.

For more details on the process, the criteria and how to enter, visit our Community Sport and Recreation Awards page or email awards@sportandrecreation.org.uk.

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