About the Awards

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About the Dragon Awards


The Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards recognise excellence in companies' Corporate Community Involvement that benefits Greater London. Eligible activities include charity partnerships, employee volunteering, employability initiatives and local purchasing. You can find out more via this information leaflet and everything that you need to apply for an Award can be found on this website.

About the Lord Mayor 

The Lord Mayor is the head of the City of London Corporation, which provides local government services for the financial and commercial heart of Britain, the ‘Square Mile’. As part of his responsibilities, the Lord Mayor oversees the annual Dragon Awards scheme which celebrates Community Engagement programmes. It recognises businesses and public offices that go above and beyond their core work to significantly impact the regeneration of their local communities.

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Since they were founded in 1987, the Awards have attracted high quality applications from a variety of companies and public bodies throughout Greater London. Dragon Award winners are recognised both for the social and business benefits of being good corporate citizens that benefit Greater London.

All applicants are invited to an annual awards ceremony hosted by the Lord Mayor at the Mansion House. This prestigious event presents a chance for applicants to share experiences and innovative practices in Corporate Community Involvement. It is an opportunity to find out more about ways in which London-based businesses are actively helping to fight social exclusion and build stronger communities.

Winners of Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards receive a highly coveted Dragon Statuette, are put forward for press coverage and receive the recognition amongst their peers and competitors as offering exemplary programmes of Corporate Community Involvement. Winners have previously also been chosen to host a visit from the Lord Mayor.

The Dragon Awards form one part of the City Corporation’s commitment to engaging firms in the regeneration of their local communities. As part of this commitment, the City Corporation also supports City Action (a flagship employee volunteering matchmaking service for City-based businesses) and its support of Heart of the City (a charity offering support for companies in Greater London that are interested in Corporate Social Responsibility).