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Community Partners Award

This Award celebrates community organisations that are working with businesses in order to achieve excellence in social impact. It recognises good practice and innovation in building and maintaining effective cross-sector partnerships that benefit Greater London. 

Eligibility

  • For community organisations, schools, charities or social enterprises in Greater London.
  • Social enterprises are only eligible to apply for the Community Partners Award since, unlike a private sector business, social impact is the core purpose of the business.
  • Community organisations, schools, charities or social enterprises can apply themselves, or nominations are welcome from businesses or public bodies. The nominee must be informed before the application is submitted. In this category there will also be the opportunity for a small and a larger community organisation to be recognised.
  • The same initiative cannot be submitted in more than one category. All partners involved in the same initiative must decide which category it best fits into and submit one application to that category only.  
  • If your initiative was shortlisted in 2017 you can apply again with the same initiative (or another) in any category, however the judges will be looking for ways in which your initiative has developed over the past year.
  • If your initiative won an Award in (2017), it should not be entered in any category for three years following receiving the Award. For example, any initiative that won in 2017 should not be entered again until 2021.  When submitting in following years the initiative should have had substantial changes made to it since winning the Award. You may apply with a different initiative to this year's Dragon Awards. 

Examples of Partnerships May Include:

  • Working with a business to engage, manage and support employee volunteers in different roles to address a social need.
  • Working with a marketing business to run a campaign addressing a societal issue. 

In this category there will also be the opportunity for a small and a larger community organisation to be recognised.

Social enterprises are only eligible to apply for the Community Partners Award since, unlike a traditional business, their community engagement work is an extension of their core activities.

When making an application please follow the Community Partners Award - Guidance and Scoring Card document where you will find further information about the Award and a guide on how to answer each question on the application form. 

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