Locality Award winners for 2019 announced

Community organisations from Gateshead, Birmingham, and Dartmoor are among this year’s winners of the annual Locality Awards.

Seven organisations won awards, with each one receiving a trophy in recognition of their work, £1,000 to invest in their community and a professional video to help them showcase their work.

This year’s winners are:

o Power of Community Award: North East Dartmoor Care CIC.
o Transforming Lives Award: Family Gateway.
o Bringing Communities Together Award: Newbigin Community Trust.
o Partnership Award: Edberts House.
o Enterprising Organisation Award: Charles Burrell Centre.
o Save Our Spaces Award: Byrne Avenue Trust, and
o Keep It Local Award: South Gloucestershire Council.

Pauline Wonders, Strategic Director of Family Gateway, winners of the Transforming Lives award said:

We are absolutely delighted to have received the Transforming Lives award. This and the sharing of our video will help raise awareness of our essential work with families and support us to extend our offer across the North East. The prize money will help us develop a range of activities for children in poverty, including school holiday events and out of school offers that address food poverty, learning through play and social skills.”

The sponsors of this year’s awards were Wrigleys Solicitors, Investors In Community, Unity Trust Bank, Endsleigh and Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales.

The Ceremony took place during Locality Convention ’19, which included keynote speakers Kim Leadbeater, sister to Jo Cox, Ambassador for The Jo Cox Foundation, Dawn Austwick from The National Lottery Community Fund, Alison McKenzie-Folan, CEO at Wigan Council and Vidhya Alakeson, Chief Executive of Power to Change.

Image: NED Care, based at Moretonhampstead Hospital on Dartmoor,
winners of the 2019 Power of Community Award.

NED Care has advertised recently for a Deputy Manager. The

post, details of which can be found on the CIC’s website,
had a deadline of Monday 25 November. However, as the position
is still being advertised on the NED Care website, there may still
be an opportunity to apply. Contact NED Care for further information.

Source: UK Fundraising.