We are delighted to open nominations for our Community Impact Awards!

As you will see in the video above, we are doing things slightly differently this year. We have made some changes to capture the times we are living in and our Expo Event 2020 will be online. Among the changes, we have introduced some new categories and we are asking for you to record a video to submit as your nomination. For the first time, we are also introducing public voting, so you will help us to choose the winner for the category `Community Impact Organisation of the Year`!

Below you will find all you need to know about
the Community Impact Awards 2020

Award Categories

For community groups
  • Food Bank of the Year
  • Inclusion and Equalities Organisation of the Year
  • Community Organisation of the Year
  • Haringey Giving Funded Project of the Year
  • Community Impact School of the Year 
For individuals
  • Carer of the Year
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year

Digital Support Award

In addition to the trophy, winning organisations of "Food Bank of the Year", "Inclusion and Equalities Organisation of the Year", "Haringey Giving Funded Project of the Year", "Community Impact School of the Year" will also receive a £250 award to help increase their digital capacity. The winner of "Community Organisation of the Year" will receive a £500 digital support award. 

The individual winners of the categories "Carer of the Year", "Young Volunteer of the Year" and "Volunteer of the Year" will get a trophy in recognition for all the hard work they've done during this exceptional year and also a £50 high street voucher.


Make your nomination

We want to hear your story and that’s why you will need to submit a video to make your nomination. But don’t worry – there is  guidance to help you every step of the way.

To start your nomination, please fill out this form.

Download video guidance here.

Nominations close at 5pm on 5 November 2020.


Community Impact Awards 2020 - FAQ 

Who can be nominated?

Any Haringey based voluntary organisation or community group that is formally or informally constituted can apply for an Award. The beneficiaries of the service provided by the group must be Haringey residents.

For the volunteering or carer categories, the nominee must be a Haringey resident and not paid for the role undertaken.

Who can make a nomination?

We encourage community groups to nominate themselves and/or their volunteers. Also, any individual that has benefited from the work of the group/volunteer/carer can make a nomination.

I am a previous winner; can I still nominate?  

Yes! Nominations from previous winners are welcomed.

Can I make more than one nomination? 

Yes, there is no limit of submissions per individual/organisation.

How do I submit my nomination video?

After completing this form, you will receive an email for us with your unique ID and a link to our Wetransfer profile where you will upload your video. Please read guidance here for more information. If you have further questions, please email [email protected] 

What is the closing date for nominations?

Nominations close at 5pm on 5 November 2020.

How will the entries be judged?  

We want to hear what you have accomplished this year and what difference you made to the community. We’ll pay special attention to stories that showcase

  • Partnerships – how your organisation worked together with others to deliver better services
  • Resilience – how your organisation overcome challenges brought by the pandemic
  • Innovation – how you’ve set up responsive services with new approaches to tackle community needs
  • Outcome – what you have achieved and your impact in the community
  • Volunteering/Carer category - Outstanding efforts and selfless commitment to improving the life of vulnerable residents and the local community
Who decides the finalists and winners?

The panel for each award category consists of

  • Representative from voluntary and community organisations 
  • Priority Lead Officer from Haringey Council
  • Local resident
When will the shortlist be announced?

The shortlisted organisations will be announced on 24 November 2020 on the Bridge Renewal Trust website.

How does the public voting for the category Community Organisation of the Year work?

At the awards ceremony, the public will take part in live polling in which they will vote and choose the winner between the shortlisted organisations. Please note that Community Organisation of the Year is the only category that will be decided by public voting.

The winners will be announced at the online Haringey Community Expo 2020 on Thursday 26 November 2020, 4pm - 6pm.

About the Community Impact Awards

The Haringey Community Impact Awards, organised by The Bridge Renewal Trust in partnership with The London Borough of Haringey, are given annually to grassroots community groups and voluntary organisations that have combined effective community service with innovative and sustainable practices to improve the lives of Haringey residents.

What happened in 2019? See the Expo 2019 page here