Community Sport & Recreation Awards

The Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards have been running for over 20 years, celebrating the very best that grassroots organisations offer their local communities and members.

Community Sport and Recreation Awards ()

The Awards demonstrate the vital work that is going on at the grassroots level, from the organisations providing youngsters with a pathway from playgrounds to active adulthood, to the clubs making sure that their helpers and volunteers are supported and encouraged to continually develop, the award winners are great examples of how our sector enriches lives.

We are always looking to promote the work of grassroots clubs on our communication channels, you can send us your good news stories to or using #GrassrootsAwards on Twitter.

Entries for our 2018 Community Sport and Recreation Awards will open later this yearbut you can follow our winners progress on Twitter.

Added Social Value Award, sponsored by Substance

2017 Winner: Ready Steady Active

Innovation Award

2017 Winner: Inclusive Climbing Programme - Castle Climbing Centre

Mental Health Award, sponsored by Hiscox

2017 Winner: Everton in the Community - Imagine Your Goals

Professional Community Programme Award, sponsored by The Professional Footballers' Association

2017 Winner: Derby County Community Trust - Active Choices

Volunteering Award, sponsored by Join In

2017 Winner: Hillingdon Slipstreamers

2016 Winners

2015 Winners

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Emeritus Awards

The Emeritus Award has been in existence for over 10 years and is awarded to an individual for their life-long or sustained service to grassroots sport and recreation.

Arthur Bell Trophy

The Arthur Bell Trophy is presented each year to an individual or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to development of community sport and recreation.