Project categories

Entrants must choose a category for their project as part of the entry process.

Here are the categories for 2018:


Our Environment category is for community projects trying to improve their natural surroundings.

We’re looking for projects that will make a positive change to the local area. That could be anything from improving sustainability to regenerating community areas to creating more natural habitats for wildlife.

Whatever your project, if you’re trying to make sure the next generation has a better environment to enjoy, we want to hear from you.

Examples of projects

  • Clean energy or projects that promote or improve energy efficiency
  • Improving community flood defences and resilience projects
  • Cloth nappy loan
  • Protection of natural habitats and/or endangered species

Health & Wellbeing

Our Health and Wellbeing category aims to help people take control of their physical and mental health. It’s open to people of all ages and situations. Projects within this category should aim to make people feel better on a number of levels, improving physical, mental and emotional health and boosting social interaction. This includes those caring for others and those that need care.

Examples of projects

  • Walking clubs to reduce loneliness
  • Improving playgrounds
  • Support and activity groups for people living with dementia

Skills for Life

Our Skills for Life category aims to help communities and individuals improve their lives by learning useful new skills, particularly financial literacy and digital skills. As we live in an increasingly complex world, many people can begin to feel isolated and left behind if they don’t have the opportunity to develop skills to make their lives easier or more fulfilling. Community projects in this category can help people of all ages and backgrounds – from school children to groups for older people.

Examples of projects

  • Budget training for families with limited income
  • Job skills for young or homeless people
  • Teaching older people how to use new technology
  • Teaching young people financial skills